Home - , - HD Voice Now Available on Some Cricket Wireless Devices

HD Voice Now Available on Some Cricket Wireless Devices

cricket-wireless-hd-voice
Cricket Wireless has just released a new feature that promises to improve the quality of voice calls. As announced, HD Voice makes use of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology so that users will be able to enjoy good voice quality when they are on a call. At the same time, they can still browse the internet over LTE connection.

As of this writing, HD Voice is not yet completely rolled out to all devices. On Cricket Wireless, the first four devices that are equipped with HD Voice feature include the following:


  • Alcatel Idol 4
  • LG Escape 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Sol 2
  • ZTE Grand X 4

In order to start using HD Voice, the device must be updated to the latest software version. Both parties involved in the call should also be using a device with HD Voice enabled. This means you won't be able to call someone who does not have HD Voice feature activated in his phone. 

Apart from the four devices, there's still no word on when Cricket will make the feature available on other smartphone models. But if it goes well, it should start adding more devices to its list pretty soon. 


Source: PhoneDog



Tags: ,

39 comments:

Comment Page :
  1. Good. Need WIFI calleinf too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. "This means you won't be able to call someone who does not have HD Voice feature activated in his phone," ought to read:

    'Calls to others without the appropriate phone and HD Voice feature enabled on their account will not be in HD.'

    Otherwise, they way the current statement reads infers that calls will fail altogether.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Welcome to Verizon and T-mobile circa 2012)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you for the good and informative article, C.

    ReplyDelete
  5. In other words, both you and the receiving party need to be using one of only four entry level phones.

    T-mobile has the advantage since their VoLTE works with a wider selection of unlocked devices, including those whose specs are more desirable.

    In contrast, Cricket doesn't even have coverage, customer service or network quality to fall back on given their history of dropped signals, outages and Tracfone-tier CS reps.

    Might as well stick with Gophone if AT&T coverage is a must.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How can there be a coverage difference between GoPhone and Cricket?

      Delete
    2. The same way Cricket throttles customers down to 8mbps max:

      Proxies!

      Well, it's more like one single proxy sans backups since the signal drops off whenever it goes down.

      Delete
    3. You get some roaming with go phone and you have a high priority with gophone.

      Delete
  6. Is Dennis dead? It's just that he's been gone too long to be on vacation

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nope just a long vacation. Back next week.

      Delete
    2. There's no such thing as too long a vacation.

      Destressing in a tropical paradise is good for the soul.

      Delete
  7. To be honest..After years of having ATT post paid and Verizon.. Recently T Mobile prepaid... I am Very satisfied with my Cricket...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy with cricket and idol 4 is an awesome phone..

      Delete
  8. If I need at&t and prepaid, I'd go with gophone, Cricket send way to old school and childish.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cricket is getting better and better but METROPCS is beating them with value plans.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They've actually become worse than they were a year ago.

      Their plan pricing may have slightly improved, but they're basically the RingPlus of AT&T in the sense that their coverage quality and LTE speeds leave much to be desired.

      They'd have to slash their prices down to $15/1GB, $25/3GB and $35/6GB with a $5 autopay discount before I'd ever give them another chance.

      Delete
    2. Another fake news reply. MetroPCS LTE coverage improved dramatically over the past year, and they are a much better value now. Which is one reason why they still outsell Cricket by a wide margin.

      Delete
    3. "Another fake news reply. MetroPCS LTE coverage improved dramatically over the past year, and they are a much better value now"

      Better value than it was before, and more LTE than before... Which was very little. However, even now, Cricket is at least one-third better than Metro PCS when it comes to the network. A very wide margin. Your comment was the only "fake" thing. Until the T-Mobile expansion is complete, Cricket is a much better choice for those who actually want to use their phone and not have them dead due to no towers so much of the time.

      I just recently switched from Cricket to regular unthrottled T Mobile. And throttled Cricket is a lot faster on average and has much better coverage... Which is an informed report by direct comparison in the same areas.

      Regular T-Mobile is made a lot more tolerable by roaming onto AT&T. I have slow but unlimited data roaming.

      However, MetroPCS is much worse since it doesn't even have this data roaming. The phone would be useless half of the time compared to Cricket if I didn't have this roaming.

      And that lack of roaming (much smaller area where you can use data) and still significantly smaller and slower network is what you get with MetroPCS instead of Cricket.

      Delete
  10. I have T-Mobile now. Used to have Cricket. On a good day, T-Mobile is mostly as fast as Cricket. Mostly... like 7mbps compared to Cricket's 10 mbps...

    But the coverage is so spotty and difficult ... Compared to Cricket, which just works, strong and fast, almost everywhere.

    You have to be accepting of frequent, huge dead zones and a lot of 20kbps download speed if you want to go Magenta. Lower your expectations compared to the fuzzy minion company.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your comment sounds made up. Cricket download speeds don't go past 8 Mbps.

      Delete
    2. Another fake post by a Tmobile troll. Cricket is throttled to 8 Mbps LTE and 4 Mbps HSPA+.

      Delete
    3. You must live in place that doesn't have much cell coverage... I use TMo pre pay monthly and I get 20mb down all the time going as fast as 50mb..
      TMo does not limit there data through put like Cricket... I believe Cricket is capped at 8mb while TMo is 90mb. I don't think I'll see 90mb on cell data, but I've measured 50mb many times..

      S

      Delete
    4. I had 10mbps download on Cricket.

      Delete
    5. Some people can't see past magenta, facts are facts bud! Obviously you don't have cricket, or you'd realize that 10 Mbps is a reality more often than not on their network. They state 8/4mbps to cover their backside. Of course, YMMV based on your device and location.

      Delete
    6. ". I use TMo pre pay monthly and I get 20mb down all the time going as fast as 50mb.."

      I have great coverage on the two good nationwide networks. Not nearly as good on the two second-tier ones.

      T-Mobile shows promise to rise out of the second-tier and actually become a network that serves the needs of most people in two or three years. But until then, it's a struggle. I left Cricket for T-Mobile in order to have international roaming which I need this month. After that, I might just go back to Cricket because the coverage just works and is on average a lot faster than T-Mobile.

      In contrast, Sprint promises to remain a dead fish from here to Kingdom Come.

      Delete
  11. Cricket isn't very good for reliability. You'll miss tons of calls and text, plus data is so depriortized that its unusable in cities. Why pay premium prices for throttled service?

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have an iPhone 7+ and with the latest carrier update for cricket (28.3) I now have working voLTE!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Visit here

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1881132-Cricket-Speedtest-Thread

    for plenty of screen shots showing Cricket breaking the 8 mbps barrier.

    I am "Anonymous May 6, 2017 at 5:35 PM".... for crying out loud, if I were to be a "T-Mobile Troll" and presented fake, overly-rosy speed results for Cricket, I don't think I'd fake it by a mere 2 mbps faster than 8 !

    ReplyDelete
  14. Here's another article to copy to PPPN:
    http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-s-long-delayed-virgin-relaunch-could-bundle-cheap-iphones-unlimited-plan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Used iPhones from yesteryear?

      Not interested.

      If you're gonna have a fadPhone, it's gotta be the latest model.

      Otherwise you might as well get an Android.

      Delete
  15. I've gotten 50mbps down in Vegas on TMo pp... I hear Cricket is throttled to 8mb.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What about WiFi calling? Why it takes too long?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Something is up. Dennis may be gone for good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Several replies here he said he is taking a vacation. Longer than (American) average time off. I hope that he is well and this truely is time off for him not a personal / family problem forcing his absence. In any case I doubt he would care to share details here.

      All the best & hope to see you posting here soon Dennis, your absence is felt, noted by many.

      Delete
    2. I wonder if the whining troll who repeatedly kept giving the bald-faced lie that Dennis was "Censoring" wore on him, and he took some time off.

      Unless Dennis is in Congress or the FCC, he is in no position to censor anything.

      cen·sor
      ˈsensər/
      noun
      noun: censor; plural noun: censors

      1.
      an official who examines material that is about to be released, such as books, movies, news, and art, and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.
      synonyms: expurgator, bowdlerizer;...


      Delete
  18. No prepaid phone on sale weekly update?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Here is a list of May phone deals for you:
      http://www.phonedog.com/2017/05/02/cell-phone-deals-may-2017-digest

      Delete
  19. logan abbott addressed dennis vacation may 6 335pm in this column saying at that time that dennis would be back next week. whatever it is if unpleasant is not our business let us hope it is pleasant though also he does not owe us anything we have to patiently wait and pitch in as many are doing and he did delegate christine to handle all during his vacation from ek

    ReplyDelete
  20. Another good article to copy over to PPPN: the demise of the SIM card:
    http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/apple-samsung-huawei-likely-to-introduce-esim-2019-report?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTXpWbU5XWmpPVEE1TnpneiIsInQiOiJXbkszOXJLdXJlU2RrYVRhSGZOSmh2TU54ZVpkbWM5MzIrRVkxTHlxcEl6WU5iUmU4SGFiVVNSYXVFOWc5WTE5WWh6MjF0ZU5RdEVDTVhMSnNrZkY1alhOSUh5eFJOdEpkN0xXN1E3VTRxbWUyY2Q0cGVpSG5PT1hwbWZXZW05TiJ9&mrkid=6195616&utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

    ReplyDelete
Comment Page :


Comments must be approved before they will appear. The following types of comments will not be approved:
- Off topic, comments should be related to the contents of the post.
- Name calling and insults directed at other commenters.
- Racist, sexist, ableist etc. comments.
- Language you shouldn't use in front of other people's children.