Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 710

Trusted

# 175696 8-Jul-2015 23:40
Send private message

Does vodafone publish a list of cell sites that have been upgraded to the 4g / HD voice?

I think about a year ago i noticed that my cellphone voice quality suddenly got really good when i talked to certain other vodafone cellphones but havent had a high quality voice for quite some time.
Maybe its been switched off in hawkes bay?

Then a few months ago I saw the stories of the 4g voice being enabled so would like to know when this is going to be switched on in Hawkes Bay




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




Create new topic
27878 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7371

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1339625 9-Jul-2015 06:26
Send private message

They are two very different things.

4G voice is VoLTE. This is not (yet) live on the network.

3G HD voice is AMR-WB which has been working fine for me. Have you changed your handset at all?



19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 1339628 9-Jul-2015 06:59
Send private message

As above HD voice is 3G0 VodafoneNZ to VodafoneNZ calls only active on all sites and handset dependant

 
 
 
 


4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  # 1339654 9-Jul-2015 08:28
Send private message

So if my phone is running 4G at the time I make a call its not HD currently, or is it possible to make voice calls drop back to 3G?

993 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 652

Trusted

  # 1339656 9-Jul-2015 08:36
Send private message

kiwitrc: So if my phone is running 4G at the time I make a call its not HD currently, or is it possible to make voice calls drop back to 3G?


All calls are done over the 3G network (Your phone automaticly drops back) until VoLTE is launched

4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  # 1339657 9-Jul-2015 08:37
Send private message

Andib:
kiwitrc: So if my phone is running 4G at the time I make a call its not HD currently, or is it possible to make voice calls drop back to 3G?


All calls are done over the 3G network (Your phone automaticly drops back) until VoLTE is launched


Thanks

27878 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7371

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1339658 9-Jul-2015 08:37
Send private message

kiwitrc: So if my phone is running 4G at the time I make a call its not HD currently, or is it possible to make voice calls drop back to 3G?


Voice calls are not carried over 4G. If your phone is 4G and you're in a 4G coverage area it falls back to 3G to make a voice call.

HD calling has absolutely nothing to do with 4G.





19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 1339659 9-Jul-2015 08:38
Send private message

kiwitrc: So if my phone is running 4G at the time I make a call its not HD currently, or is it possible to make voice calls drop back to 3G?


Next time in 4G coverage place out a call and you will see the handset hand down to 3G and when call ends it will pass back up to 4G

 
 
 
 


n4

956 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 74


  # 1339705 9-Jul-2015 09:42
Send private message

sbiddle:
kiwitrc: So if my phone is running 4G at the time I make a call its not HD currently, or is it possible to make voice calls drop back to 3G?


Voice calls are not carried over 4G. If your phone is 4G and you're in a 4G coverage area it falls back to 3G to make a voice call.

HD calling has absolutely nothing to do with 4G.



That is (currently) true in NZ. However its worth noting that overseas (US in particular) the launch of HD Voice is often associated with the launch of VoLTE, and I believe that in most cases that launching a VoLTE service does imply the availability of HD Voice (codec support in the network and the handset). So easy to see how the two get associated.




Huawei Mate 7, on 2degrees

4455 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1053


  # 1340174 9-Jul-2015 19:26
Send private message

If I'm on 3G and make a call, does it fall back to 2G (I know it used to) or does it stay on 3G?

27878 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7371

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1340176 9-Jul-2015 19:33
Send private message

quickymart: If I'm on 3G and make a call, does it fall back to 2G (I know it used to) or does it stay on 3G?


Stays on 3G.

In the very early days of 3G Vodafone used to hand down some voice calls back to GSM for capacity reasons. This hasn't happened for many years now.





3348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 710

Trusted

  # 1340179 9-Jul-2015 19:37
Send private message

Right so I got an HD AMR call to work when i called someone with another samsung galaxy s6 today so thats good to know its working.

There was a press release a few weeks ago and a txt spam message from vodafone (getting sick of them) that was sent to say the voice is being upgraded in my area soon but didnt give any dates, so i would be keen to see a map.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 1340184 9-Jul-2015 19:46
Send private message

A map of what? The upgrade will be extra capacity and maybe 4G on another band if you don't have it already

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 1340188 9-Jul-2015 20:03
Send private message

sbiddle:
quickymart: If I'm on 3G and make a call, does it fall back to 2G (I know it used to) or does it stay on 3G?


Stays on 3G.

In the very early days of 3G Vodafone used to hand down some voice calls back to GSM for capacity reasons. This hasn't happened for many years now.




This was a long time ago

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32


Epson launches new 4K Pro-UHD projector technology
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:26


Lenovo and Qualcomm unveil first 5G PC called Project Limitless
Posted 28-May-2019 20:23


Intel introduces new 10th Gen Intel Core Processors and Project Athena
Posted 28-May-2019 19:28


Orcon first to trial residential 10Gbps broadband
Posted 28-May-2019 11:20



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.