Does the call quality differ when using EDGE or 3G?

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  1. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    yes, for me there is a world of a difference.
     
  2. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Voice quality is usually better using 3G.
     
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  4. DN7335 macrumors 6502

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    Except for all the times the call disconnects...but for those glorious few seconds between redials, it sounds great!
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    They both sounds the same to me while I'm using my iPhone, but the other end is a different story. My wife claims that she much prefers the connection when I call her on 3G.

    She can easily tell when I'm on EDGE and complains that it's much harder to hear me.
     
  6. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, it is either GSM or 3G. Of these two, 3G is clearly the best for voice data.

    EDGE is a bolt-on protocol for GSM networks to handle data faster.
     
  7. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    3G is better than GSM, however it also depends on the other person. If they have a GSM phone, then there's really no difference in using 3G or GSM (except no buzz).

    It's like outputting a YouTube video in HD...doesn't do much.
     
  8. dnguyen macrumors regular

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    When i talk to my roommate (we both have 3g iphones) the quality is really nice. I'm not sure how the quality is for people without 3g though.

    Regardless, I forgot about that GSM buzz. I kind of miss knowing, ahead of time (like 2 secs), of someone calling me from that buzz.
     
  9. Scallywag macrumors regular

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    My girlfriend say the exact same thing. Volume is the same on my end though...
     

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