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#1860 9-Jul-2004 15:41
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Which of the two networks have better voice quality? Although there are always biased opinions, is there a real comparison between the two?

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  #7120 9-Jul-2004 21:01
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I recently switched over from Vodafone to Telecom and to much of my suprise, I found the voice qiuality on Telecom 027 significantly better. Suprising because I had heard and read a few times that GSM quality was superior.

I would imagine signal strength and phone would play a role in voice quality, but I am very happy with the clarity on 027.


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  #7129 10-Jul-2004 10:33
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I ring alot of customers on both networks and find 027 much clearer. the 021 network also seems to have an annoying delay/echo, we end up talking over one another.


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  #7133 10-Jul-2004 15:20
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I would have to agree that I have found CDMA sound quality to be much better, but I would point out that sound quality varies quite a lot between different GSM handsets.

Personally, sound quality is one of the few aspects of my T610 that disappoint me. I have found that Nokia's GSM phones sound much better. However, others may have different experiences.


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  #7134 10-Jul-2004 19:17
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Strange, I just switched from Telecom (Hyundau tx95c) to Voda (Nokia 6600), and have found the voice quality a lot better on Voda. I guess Nokia do have a lot of experience with this.

One thing I do notice though, is that on Telecom, you get a bit of warning before the call drops (quality gets bad, one person can't be heard), so you can try to find better reception. With Voda (or perhaps Nokia), I find that the call stays pretty good but then might suddenly get bad and then drop within 5 secs of getting into really bad reception.


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  #7136 10-Jul-2004 22:48
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I've also just switched from Voda to Telecom. I found that the CDMA has better voice quality and also the it filters a lot of background noise as compared to GSM network. Is this related to the network or the phone itself. Currently I am using a samsung N181.


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  #7149 12-Jul-2004 15:51
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The background noise filtering is network related and is fairly consistent throughout the current phones.
When I changed from my GSM Nokia to 027 I did notice a significant improvement in voice quality. While my GSM Nokia had a tendancy to cut in and out if I started getting into a bad reception area I have not noticed this at all with my 027 (I am currently using a Sanyo 8100 and a Hyundai TX95c)

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