Thanks to MobileSyrup (www.mobilesyrup.com) for breaking the news, eh?
Bell (Canada) and Virgin Mobile have both launched HD voice this week in the Great White North, joining WIND. Both launches are on HSPA+ networks.
On Bell’s website, there’s a Q&A page buried in the support section. Currently, both callers must be within Bell 4G HSPA+ coverage; HD voice is not yet available in Saskatchewan or in “extended” coverage areas.
Phones “compatible” are the HTC Sensation, HTC Incredible S, Nokia C6-00 and Nokia C6-01, with more “expected” in 2012.
The FAQ notes that HD voice is *not* available on voicemail and conference calls.
The guys at MobileSyrup note it is nearly a year to the date WIND Mobile first brought out HD voice to Canadian customers. Virgin Mobile is listing the HTC Sensation and HTC Incredible S as compatible phones.
As is typical, customers get HD voice quality free of charge, both callers have to be on the same network, and both callers have to have HD voice compatible (i.e. using AMR-WB) phones in order to make an HD voice call.