Sprint's HD Voice to Launch Before Year's End
Sprint today indicated that it is preparing to launch its HD Voice service by the end of the year for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The feature requires that both devices support HD Voice and that the local network to which the device owners are connecting be upgraded with Network Vision. HD Voice delivers a dramatically improved cell phone calling experience. Sprint said though it is launching in limited fashion this year, it doesn't expect HD Voice to really take off until 2013. Sprint said it needs to upgrade a "critical mass" of its markets with the necessary network improvements to support HD Voice. Additionally, Sprint needs to get devices other than the HTC EVO 4G LTE in the market. Sprint explained that HD Voice's availability will gradually increase over 2013 and 2014, and that it expects a significant portion of its network and devices will support HD Voice by the end of 2014.