Report: Sprint to Launch HD Voice Nationwide by July
Sprint is set to take its unique HD Voice product nationwide in July, according to a report from LightReading.
Sprint has said it is committed to making the feature standard on its mobile phones. It eliminates background noise and sound quality is enhanced. Sprint pitches the call quality as better than a landline. A typical phone without HD Voice offers four octaves of sound, while Sprint's HD Voice claims to offer seven.
Sprint has been testing the service in select markets, with Philadelphia and Boston the most recent cities to see the service go live.
Sprint’s HD Voice works on more than two dozen handsets including the Google Nexus 5, Motorola Moto X and the HTC One.
The company's HD Voice product goes hand in hand with Sprint's Network Vision inititiave, a massive undertaking that has Sprint tearing out its old network for new hardware.
Sprint also turned on its 2.5 GHz high-speed Spark coverage in 18 cities so far. Sprint expects to have 250 million people covered with LTE by mid-year, according to a press release.