AT&T turns on HD voice support to its HTC One M8

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AT&T is rolling out a software update this week to the HTC One M8 supporting HD voice, reports Android Police.

The update presumably adds support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) as a part of the update to Android 4.4.4, along with other tweaks, including improved battery performance and enhancements to security and Bluetooth.

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Sri Lanka gets HD voice

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HD voice is now available in Sri Lanka.  Etisalat announced the service through Twitter this morning, with a pointer to a page at http://www.etisalat.lk/personal/hd-voice/

The web page notes that there are “over 300” smartphones supporting HD voice.  There’s no charge for the service on 3G; no support for 2G and phones have to be [...]

T-Mobile Netherlands (finally, officially) turns up HD voice on its 3G network

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Last month, T-Mobile Netherlands announced the completion of HD voice across its 3G network, with service activated for both customers.

Back in May, the carrier said it was starting to test HD voice, but there are bits and pieces suggesting T-Mobile Netherlands were running tests of HD voice near the Hague as early [...]

Deutsche Telekom turns up HD voice on its 2G network

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While most recent hype has been on VoLTE deployments, Deutsche Telekom (DT) is backfilling HD voice service, adding support for AMR-WB on its GSM network this month.

DT has previously turned up HD voice on its 3G UMTS/HSPA-ish network. The carrier notes it is the first one in Germany to support HD on [...]

Sprint: 16 million customers have access to HD voice

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A Sprint executive stated that 16 million customers have access to its HD voice service through its Qualcomm-based technology, but it wants a “solid” VoLTE experience before it releases the service, according to a report in Fierce Wireless and from others in attendance.

Speaking at the 4G World conference, Chief Network Officer Dr. [...]

Bigger Apple iPhones support VoLTE

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In yesterday’s launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company announced support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) with the new hardware.  Apple’s comparison chart between the 5 and 6 families indicates only the new phones will support VoLTE, so prepare to open your wallet.

With three out of four (AT&T, T-Mobile, [...]

South Africa gets HD voice through MTN

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MTN officially launched HD voice on its 3G network in August, according to Ventures Africa and other sources.

The service is only available on 3G at this time.

Telenor Denmark launches HD voice on 3G network

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A brief in telecompaper says Telenor Demark has turned up HD voice across its 3G network after tests in North Jutland over the summer.  Devices supported include the iPhone 5, 5S, 5C; HTC’s One, One X and One V; Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, Nokia Lumina and various Sony Experia models.

Sprint retailer spams #HDvoice on Twitter

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One or more Sprint retail stores seem to be determined to spam out Sprint’s use of HD voice on Twitter, with anywhere from at least four to six user IDs/employees in the Portland, Oregon engaging in a shoveling campaign of comments and pictures.

All the user accounts with a Oregon association seem to [...]

Sprint HD voice handset statistics: 12 million now, 20 million by end of year

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Various sources are discussing how many 3G CDMA HD voice capable handsets Sprint has deployed. with assertions of 12 million out now and up to 20 million by end of year.

An analyst blog by Zacks.com says Sprint currently has over 12 million customers using HD voice capable handsets. 

This number is expected [...]