T-Mobile Launches HD Voice on Its HSPA+ Network

The carrier says it is the first to offer HD Voice nationwide

Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA has announced a new enhancement brought to its nationwide HSPA+ network, with the addition of HD Voice features.

Through this improvement, the company can deliver far better in-call voice quality to its users, as long as they have compatible smartphones in their hands.

Courtesy of this enhancement, the carrier’s users will benefit from a more true-to-life voice quality than before. HD Voice also ensures fuller and more natural sounding with reduced background noise from street traffic, wind and crowd noise.

Those who would like to take advantage of the new feature will need a capable T-Mobile 4G smartphone such as the HTC One S, Nokia Astound and Samsung Galaxy S III.

The wireless carrier also notes that it is the first operator in the United States to provide HD Voice nationwide.

“T-Mobile is enriching the customer experience on its network with our nationwide launch of HD Voice. In addition, multiple third-party tests have shown that the experience on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network rivals major competitors’ LTE networks,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA.

“This year, we’re stepping on the gas again. We are making continued coverage improvements and launching an advanced LTE network that will reach 100 million people by mid-year and 200 million people by end of year.”

At the same time, the company announced expanded 4G coverage of its HSPA+ network, with new metro areas now able to take advantage of it, including Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego and Virginia Beach, Va.

T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network offers fast connectivity in 229 metro areas at the moment, reaching over 220 million people.

“T-Mobile’s $4 billion plan to advance its competitive 4G network continues, improving signal strength and in-building coverage and re-tuning its airwaves to launch 4G service in an additional frequency, 1900 MHz, providing a 4G experience to a broader range of consumer devices, including the iPhone,” the carrier said.

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