Sprint retailer spams #HDvoice on Twitter


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


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 […]

Sprint sneaks by HD voice support on the iPhone 5s, 5c


Without fanfare, Sprint’s HD voice FAQ on its website lists the Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s as “HD Voice-enabled” phones.

It looks like the original Sprint iPhone 5 didn’t make the cut, judging from the list.

One question answered.

Rumor mill: U.S. VoLTE delays until end of 2013, 2014


The outlook for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in America is pretty dire, with sources saying it might be until late 2013 before Verizon lights up nationwide coverage. and 2014 for Sprint.  One person with insight into LTE said AT&T had an outside chance of beating Verizon.

Turning back the clock to Mobile World Congress […]

Sprint: iPhone 5 doesn’t support HD voice “at this time.”


"Sprint does not support HD voice on the iPhone 5 at this time” is the sole comment coming out of Sprint’s PR representative as of the afternoon of September 13. When asked to clarify exactly what that meant, the spokesperson repeated the phrase exactly, word for word. Is the glass half empty, half full, […]

Overhype on Sprint’s (limited) HD voice rollout by end of 2012


Sprint announced it would launch HD voice service by the end of 2012 with the rollout of the HTC EVO 4G LTE in May.  Now PhoneScoop says Sprint will be launching HD voice by the end of the year in August and suddenly it’s #Spamtag worthy on Twitter.

Techbuffalo rewrites the PhoneSpoop “story,”  […]

Sprint hypes HTC EVO 4G LTE sales starting at 8 a.m. ET on Friday, May 18


Sprint (www.sprint.com) has sent out a flurry of announcements this morning trumpeting the arrival of the HTC EVO 4G LTE phone at its stories around the country, including Northern California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Miami, FL and the Washington D.C. area.  The press releases all include a reference to “future HD Voice capabilities (1).” […]

Sprint prices “future HD voice capabilities” HTC EVO 4G LTE at $199.99, available May 18


In conjunction with CTIA this week, Sprint (www.sprint.com) will make the HTC EVO 4G LTE (HE4L) on May 18, with preorders started on May 7.  The phone will cost $199.99 with a new line of service, upgrade and two-year service agreement (before taxes).  It is now framing the phone for its “future HD voice […]

Sprint HD voice service coming from EVRC-NW–not LTE


Press reports out of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE event say the company will first deliver HD voice over its enhanced/advanced 3G network over CDMA 1X Advanced technology using Qualcomm’s EVRC-NW’s codec – not via LTE.  Ain’t that a kick in the pants?

Last year, Sprint indicated it would be upgrading its 3G […]

Sprint boasts HD voice in 2012, HTC 4G LTE as “First HD Voice-capable” smartphone in U.S.


Sprint is playing up HD voice – both in its network and phone “capabilities” in the roll out of its latest HTC Evo.  The HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available in “the second quarter” for $199.99, with pre-orders starting on May 7.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE has Android 4.0 with HTC […]