Written on 9/07/2010 03:56:00 PM by poison_ivy
By now, you've probably heard that Orange is rolling out HD Voice calls on their network. So, what is HD Voice calls exactly? Well, as the term implies nowadays, "HD" means higher quality voice calls. Supposedly, it would make your calls sound crisper and clearer, kinda like going from an ordinary FM radio to an audio CD.
So how do you exactly use the Orange HD Voice calling? Do you need to call a specific number to make use of it? Nope. You can dial your mate's number right away and can make use of Orange's HD Voice--BUT, and that's a BIG but, you need to have a capable mobile phone. Right now, according to Orange's press release, the handsets capable of HD Voice calls are: the Nokia 5230, Nokia X6, Nokia E5, and Samsung Omnia Pro. Orange says that they will be labeling the capable mobile phones with the Orange HD Voice Logo so consumers would know which handsets are capable.
Do you need to pay extra for HD Voice Calls? Nope, according to Orange, there's no extra charge for Orange HD Voice calling, just a capable phone. So you can use your free minutes to take advantage of Orange HD Voice calls.
Does the other person on the other end of the line need an HD Voice capable handset? Yes, in order to take advantage of the Orange HD Voice, both persons need to have a capable mobile phone, doesn't matter if you both have Nokia X6s or you have a Nokia E5 and the other person has a Samsung Omnia Pro, just that both mobile phones are capable.
So if you're due for an upgrade and want to test out HD Voice calls, you might want to check out Orange's HD Voice capable handsets.
Orange Press Release