It’s one of the features I miss most after leaving T-Mobile: HD voice. Switching over to AT&T not more than a few months ago, I quickly noticed the change in quality when placing voice calls. Maybe it because my ears became spoiled but now, whenever I make a voice call, I have to concentrate so much on what the other person is saying, that I’d rather avoid placing calls altogether (although Voxer has been a life saver for quick, clear voice messages). But I digress…
For AT&T customers that still contact friends and loved ones the old fashioned way, it looks like AT&T is still on track to introduce HD Voice on their network in 2013. In an interview with VentureBeat, AT&T senior VP Kris Rinne — the lady in charge of network technologies over at AT&T — reiterated the carrier’s plans to roll out HD voice over their budding LTE network sometime later this year.
She also talked a little bit about AT&T’s upcoming LTE Advanced network that will not only melt faces by further increasing down/up speeds, but uses technology that works smarter by using frequencies that work together to reduce interference and increase traffic. I have to say, while I appreciate being able to stream full 1080p movies onto my Android device, I do feel HD Voice has been long overdue.