Tuesday , June 27 2017

HTC Desire S only current Android device to support Telstra’s new HD Voice calling, SGSII shunned

 

 

Update: Apparently the Samsung Galaxy S does support “HD Voice” (which Samsung refers to by its proper name, WB-AMR). Activate it through the service menu by dialing *#*#197328640#*#* from the phone dial, then select 5-Audio then 7-WB-AMR, and turn it on. If you have a SGS 2 on Telstra, let us know if this feature works for you.

Telstra today announced the introduction of HD Voice calling on their NextG network. What this is, is clearer voice calls on some newer devices thanks to some great new(ish) technology that allows a greater frequency of audio which in turn picks of your voice much clearer and can reduce background noise in the process. For a video of how that works you can hit the break.

But what caught our attention is that out of the 5 devices that Telstra says supports HD Voice calling out of the gate there is only one Android device, the HTC Desire S. This will of course be a great new selling point for Telstra, giving them a greater advantage over the other carriers. The Big T also noted that the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo will also fully support HD Voice calling, but made no mention of the Galaxy S II. Interesting. Hit the break for the video of how HD Voice works.

 

 

 
Source: Telstra Exchange.

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15 Comments on "HTC Desire S only current Android device to support Telstra’s new HD Voice calling, SGSII shunned"

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Owen
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Owen

It works. I have an SGS 2 and my girlfriend has a Desire S, I noticed it the first time I called her. Great technology!

Hikari0307
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Hikari0307

So anybody tested if it works after turning on WB-AMR on the Galaxy S2?
I don’t know anybody with a compatible phone on Telstra so I can’t test it~~
Was also wondering if it affects anything else since it was set to off by default. ^^

Greg
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Greg

Any word on enabling it on the AT&T Inspire 4G?

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Is there a definitive list of phone that support WB-AMR? I’ve heard rumours that my HTC Desire does?

Zane Kearney
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Zane Kearney

this is just some firmware tweaks right? as opposed to some dedicated hardware; so why can’t sammy just release some drives and they be flashed onto the device, I’m pretty sure that there is at least one thread over on xda that is about bringing hd voice to the original sgs. 

bit dissapointing really, have been looking forward to this for while.

Hdjdj
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Hdjdj

I think the technology is ARM-WB. A quick Google search tells me the sgsII does support that. But hey… who knows if that info is correct.

Scott Ditchburn
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I would hate to have a teenage daughter at this point

Anonymous
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Anonymous

HD voice? Seriously?

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