I was the last person in the world to get a cell phone. They are wonderful for traveling or emergencies, but if the truth be told they are a bane as well. One thing I don't like about them is the terrible sound quality of calls made from such devices, even (in my experience) those made from a high end smart phone. It's so poor that all the nuances of speech are obliterated, making communication hardly any better than text messages. My mother's voice is the only comforting sound in all the world, but when she sounds like a robot....
I used to think that the poor quality was necessary because bandwidth was scarce and the data stream had to be clipped down to the last possible iota. But last night I realized "How can bandwidth be that scarce if you can stream HD video to your phone?"
So maybe people just don't care about sound quality. Perhaps because so much cell phone chatter is just banal business talk or meaningless drivel. Or maybe it's because, expensive as these devices are, they have the smallest possible crummy microphone.
If anyone knows anything about this I'd be attentive.
Also last night I read about the pCell. http://www.techspot.com/news/55729-pcell-promises-mobile-data-breakthrough-wired-like-reliability-no-more-congestion-or-dead-zones.html
. Sounds downright amazing!
Maybe all the more reason to up the quality of voice calls.