Sprint says HD Voice to finally rollout across entire country this July

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During a keynote at Oracle Industry Connect, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse took the stage to talk network plans. You may remember Sprint’s HD Voice which, after it became available in a few select markets like Kansas City, was supposed to have fully rolled out to the rest of the country by the end of last year.

What ever the reason for the delays, Hesse told the crowd that HD Voice was still Sprint’s “killer app,” now promising to deliver the service to the entire country by the first of July. If the name wasn’t any clue, HD Voice improves the clarity of voice calls by increasing the octave range from 4, to a full 7 octaves in compatible handsets.

It doesn’t sounds like a big deal, but it’s an improvement that’s seemingly fallen to the wayside as operators chase broadband-like data speeds. Maybe we’ll actually start using our smartphones again to make actual phone calls.

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  • Anfronie

    Go sprint go!! :D

    • DonL

      What good is it if your service keeps dropping all the calls. Sprint should just give up.

      • DonL

        Sorry Anfronie, this wasn’t meant for you

        • Anfronie

          se le ve! :)

          • Henri Weich Conradie

            Que?

      • Leo95

        I’ve never had a dropped call unless I’m in a concrete basement. Don’t blame Sprint. Your the one who should know how well the service is where you live before you decide to sign a two year contract

      • modplan

        If there is one thing Sprint does right, it is calling. Their 2G/voice network is solid, probably only beaten by Verizon’s. It’s why they still have the majority of Government contracts. But data speeds……yea we all know how that is…

        • Henri Weich Conradie

          F&$k yo data speeds! Wifi is everywhere!

  • Andr3ww

    What phones support HD Voice besides the Evo LTE?

  • Mindchatter13

    How about a real 4g network? When’s that roll out?

  • nofearofimaginarymen

    A little too late for me. My contract is up in June.

  • Nathan Bryant

    Sprint is just fine in my area.

  • ORITGuy

    I don’t want everyone’s voice 3 octaves higher…(jk)

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      Every female you speak to will bring you one step closer to hypersensitivity to moderately high-pitched sounds, haha.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Give us our daily dose of LTE and Spark or go away with your gimmicky annoucements

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      Both Sprint and I like this planet. You get off.

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        What planet would that be Stupitor?

  • domahman

    Don’t be alarmed if you are losing connections. It just means sprint is upgrading your network. Yes, Sprint is upgrading your network to the NO-G network. Where you once had signal and now losing signal intermittently or permanently… sprint has been working on your network. Once you get no signal at all, you will know that you are now on the NO-G network. I know sprint is doing a good job at putting Sacramento CA on the NO-G network… I can barely land on the google home page.

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      If that comment had any more sarcasm it would need it’s own pop-up to draw attention to it.

  • Jay Sullivan

    I think I’ve been in a test area for HD voice. Whenever my wife and I talk on the phone, both with Sprint devices on LTE, the difference in sound quality is stunning. The first time I noticed something was different we kept a fake conversation going just so we could hear it. It really is _that_ good.

  • Ian Woloschin

    Will this affect MVNOs (like Ting) that use Sprint’s network?

    • Mike Kister

      That was what I was thikning

    • Barry D.

      I have it with Boost in Chicago.

  • EasyEEE

    It’s kind of hard to get used to. I have had it in my area for a bit and not sure I like it lol

  • chuckles87

    “sprint” wow that was one bad joke

  • Barry D.

    It sounds great here in Chicago.