HD Voice

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  1. dfwtbear macrumors newbie

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  3. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    Waiting for this also...when using FaceTime Audio the difference is night and day between regular calls.

    I am thinking the support for HD Audio for iPhones will come with the release of 7.1. Here's to hoping!
     
  4. benjnz macrumors newbie

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    We have HD voice here on Vodafone 4G and it's free.
    You do notice it when on a call to another HD capable handset :)
     
  5. Oui macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 5 and up already supports HD Audio. You do realize it only works if both phones support HD audio. Once the carries flip the switch.
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    U mean no more drop outs? Concert quality? And how much do they want?
     
  7. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    I'd imagine it be free since it's just a codec and t-mobile USA offers it for free also. Might get people excited for VoLTE also.
     
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I will believe it when I drive it.

    In my old RAZR days, AT&T was said to use a HALF channel GSM for voice calls by default, but there was a hack to enable FULL channel on the Motorola, I did it, it seemed to help, but am not 100% sure if it was placebo effect. :cool:
     
  9. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    exactly. although HD voice seems nice, it only works if the other person you're talking to also has an HD voice phone, which at this point is very slim to none.

    Facetime Audio is the way to go.
     
  10. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Both myself and my wife are on 3 UK who support HD Voice. Quality is very impressive, almost FaceTime audio quality.
     
  11. dfwtbear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So does anyone have any idea when this will come to ATT?
     
  12. Menel macrumors 603

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    Slim to none?

    iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, and a ton of Android handsets...
     
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    FWIW, Facetime Audio is using higher bitrates and a better quality codec (AAC-ELD) than the HD Voice standard (G722.2). So while HD Voice should sound great, it won't be AS great as FaceTime Audio (which I agree, sounds awesome, and I prefer to use it whenever I can).


    iPhone 5 and 5s already support HD Voice. It's up to the carriers to provision it on their networks.
     
  14. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    Again this is regards to HD voice with att...I know the iPhones support it but it can be disabled through carrier files
     
  15. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    And AT&T can update its carrier files without having to wait for an OS update. They've done it before.
     
  16. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    each case is different. Most of my contacts have HD audio phones
     
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    So when ATT?? When?? On a side note, is wifi required for Face Time Audio?? Haven’t used it yet. Need to since both the wife and I have iPhone 5S's. As stated before most newer Androids’ support HD voice
     
  20. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    it isn't I've used it on LTE

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    thanks for the clarification.
     
  21. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    Switched from ATT to T-Mobile: the HD voice quality is amazing!
    ATT can suck my balls for being such a greedy bastard with such an old equipment.
     
  22. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Nope, just a good HSPA connection, or LTE will do fine. The drawback is that if you're not on Wifi, FaceTime Audio will use cellular data and draw against your data usage instead of cellular voice minutes.

    Looks like the FaceTime audio codec runs at about 128 kbps, which works out to a little under 800 kilobytes per minute. A GB of data will get you 1,300 minutes of FaceTime audio.
     
  23. Apple Fan 21 macrumors regular

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    Still no time frame when ATT will turn in HD Voice?
     
  24. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    HD audio, if and when they turn it on will come at an extra cost one way or the other. Don't be misled into believing that ATT will be giving this to you for free
     
  25. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly, it will go something like this

    Add hd calling for 4.99 a month

    Rollseyes
     

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