How is your call quality?

Kevinb84

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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 ****. 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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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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