[PLUG-TALK] Cell phone voice quality

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Jan 19 09:46:48 PST 2017

On Thu, 19 Jan 2017, Galen Seitz wrote:

> Keep in mind that the voice signal is digitized and then run through a
> compression algorithm. My guess is that this compression is one of the
> primary reasons voice quality can be so bad.

   Are wired phone tansmissions treated differently? I thought they all went
via microware from tower to tower.

   I've also noticed that iPhone quality is much lower than Android quality
(regardless of brand or model).

> Nonetheless, I'm still amazed that a couple hundred people can turn on
> their phones at the end of a flight and it all works. Or that tens of
> thousands of people can be in a stadium and all have service (of course,
> if they all tried to make a call at the same time ...).

   They are not all using the same cellular provider system.


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