If you use your mobile phone to actually speak to people frequently then you will be all too familiar with poor connections causing echoey, broken up, and quiet phone calls. This can range from a minor annoyance, to causing you a difficulty in business by missing out on important details from phone calls etc.
Vodafone aim to solve this problem with the launch of High Definition quality voice calls across the UK on Vodafone-to-Vodafone compatible phones.
HD Voice or wideband audio extends the frequency range of audio signals transmitted. With old fashioned calls the frequency is limited to a range of 300 Hz to 3.4 kHz while the human voice can hear 80 Hz to 14 kHz. With HD Voice you receive the fill range and some of 50 Hz to 7 kHz or higher.
In simple terms it is like going from an old cassette tape to a CD, and not only will the overall quality of the voice be improved but background noise should be reduced on calls making them considerably clearer.
Those with compatible phones will have the privilege of automatically switching to HD voice technology, on 3G or 4G phones, when in 3G range. Unfortunately the 2G spectrum does not accommodate the HD voice bandwidth but this will generally only effect very rural areas
Vodafone have launched a video campaign called ‘Every Second Counts' to help promote the launch of the new HD voice, with 3 great videos, from fun to serious. Our favourite is Buster the bulldog video!
Vodafone are also investing over £1 billion this year in their fixed and mobile network, ensuring it’s fit for the future and suitable for the increasing demands of people. This includes the rollout of its new Rural Open Sure Signal programme where a small antenna is installed on certain properties in rural areas filling out black spots.
So if you are looking for a reliable network for personal or business use then Vodafone will make an excellent choice.