Vodafone adds HD voice service

Telco is promising clear voice quality on calls made over 3G network

Vodafone Australia has added a high-definition call service called HD Voice on its 3G network.

The free service is made possible using technology known as Wideband Adaptive Multi-Rate coding (WB-AMR).

According to Vodafone chief network officer Benoit Hanssen, the wider dynamic range means over twice the range of voice frequencies are transmitted allowing customers to hear the full range of a person’s voice and makes it clearer to distinguish between similar sounds like ‘S’ and ‘F’

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“This is another step in our aim to improve our network and offer the best value mobile services in the country,” he said in a statement.

HD voice calls will require the caller and receiver to be using compatible handsets on the Vodafone mobile network. Compatible devices include the iPhone5, Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia.

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