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How is your call quality?

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by Kevinb84, Nov 9, 2009.

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    Hey all,

    Just trying to see if my issue warrants a trip to Verizon tomorrow. I picked up my Droid on launch day and literally every person I've talked to with the exception of my mother has told me that I sound like shit. My wife says that it sounds like I'm a robot. As lovely as it would be for Motorola to include a voice synthesizer, I don't think this is the case.

    Let me know if you've had the problem or not. Every review I've read says the phone had "great" call quality.

    Thanks,
    -Kevin
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    have you tried to update the programming on the phone or update the cell towers?
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    I did not, Im doing that right now and will post back with my results tomorrow.

    Thanks,
    -Kevin
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    Hey there,

    i guess we had this once or twice here and it looks like shitty calls are in the minority of DROIDS. That makes me think of a hardware error. Ever talked to VZW Hotline bout it?

    Greetz
    Tigger
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    I think that the Droid has great call clarity, better than most phones I've used. And when I was talking to my dad, he told me that the call clarity was better on his end as well.
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    mine has a bit of static/ crackle that I hear in the background, though people I'm talking to say the quality is great. I didn't have this problem with my previous Verizon dumb phone in the same calling areas. I updated the software/towers and it didn't help. Will likely take it back to the Verizon store today to swap it out. Of note, phonearena.com had a similar experience with their test unit when they did their review of the Droid
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    Mine sounds pretty good, but it does have some kind of digital compression sounding mumbles on it wihch is very annoying. Even with silence i hear some kind of dac or dsp artifacts from the earpiece.
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    I just got mine last night, but I have no issues at all with hearing or being heard! It's a heck of alot clearer than my previous phone!
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    People sound great on my end, but a lot of people say i sound muffled on their end. Pretty annoying always repeating myself.
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    I get the same thing on mine...some kind of static background noise when I am on calls. Wonder if I should swap this out at VZW.
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    How do you update the towers /phone?

    Any help would be appreciated. Is it like *69 or something like that? I had to make two three calls from a land line today because the other peson complained of a bad echo from he Droid. I could hear nothing.
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    haven't had issues yet. no one's complained about issues. but maybe that's because they didn't mind not hearing what i had to say? :(
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    My workmate has the same phone as me and he always sounds muffled. In his case I think it is the silicone phone cover.
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    My call clarity is great, but I always immediatly turn of voice privacy when I get a new pda/smartphone... I feel that it degrades the quality quite a bit.

    You can turn it off by going to menu -> Call Settings and unchecking voice privacy.
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    Annoying Echo

    I've gotten complaints from those calling me that they get a terrible reverb/echo when they speak into their phones. They sound fine to me and I sound fine to them. They just can't stand hearing themselves echoing when they speak into their phones. I'm suspecting, though I have yet to confirm, that this phenomenon might have to do with the Voice Privacy "enchanced privacy mode". I'm turning it "off" for now. Any thoughts are appreciated...
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    So dar i've been good. Today is only day 2 though. Time will tell :)
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    I was having the muffled voice also. It may sound stupid but If you cradle your phone (palm it) I think we might be putting our palm over the mic.?? Isn't the mic the grid thingie on the back of the phone? All I know is that hubby said I sounded better when I stopped palming the phone.
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    No. The mic is the little hole on the front to the left of the Verizon logo. At least my doc says that.
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    I had the same echo problem, especially when calling another droid. I turned off the voice privacy in call settings and it got a lot better but there is still a lot of static.
    Bob
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    Just because I would like to know for future reference... how do you update the phone to the cell towers?
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