HTC Phone Calls Attention to Importance of Call Quality, Voice Management
January 23, 2012
By Carrie Schmelkin
, TMCnet Web Editor
Better data speed or better call quality? No matter how many times you ask yourself the question of which you prefer – fast data speed or great call quality – you might never find yourself with a definitive answer.
But one thing has come across loud and clear recently: HTC (News - Alert) Titan 4G consumers are certainly not happy with the phone’s call quality. When the phone was released, the HTC quickly shot up to the top of the fall lineup of handset running Windows Phone (News - Alert) 7.5 Mango. It is being touted for its 16GB of storage, SuperLCD display, and 800 by 480 resolution. However, the handset’s glowing reviews are stifled by the fact that many feel the phone is plagued with voice call quality issues.
From the sound being muddled to weak connections to unintelligible call quality, consumers are coming forth with complaints. Apparently, HTC is looking into this call quality issue and this is not a new problem for the company.
Recently, a blog post asked readers to rank whether call quality or data speed is more important to them. At the time of the poll, out of the 2,510 surveyed, 55 percent preferred call quality and 44.82 percent preferred data speed.
Nowadays, with the advent of smartphones and VoIP calling, there has been a heightened need for voice management solutions. Fortunately for consumers, Tone Software (News - Alert) – a provider of voice management solutions – stands ready to help individuals and businesses enjoy heightened call quality. Tone, a California-based software development firm specializing in global business, telecommunications, and IT infrastructure management solutions, delivers premier IT and telecommunications management solutions, according to company officials.
Tone Software’s voice management solutions have found a home across key industries including transportation, healthcare, financial, military, telecommunications and aerospace. The company offers a variety of communications management solutions that address voice service assurance, VoIP network assurance, VoIP quality assurance and performance and capacity, among other things. Tone Software’s flagship product line, ReliaTel, is capable of managing a company’s entire voice environment across VoIP, PBX (News - Alert), IP Telephony, and IT networks to ensure reliable, quality voice communications are always available.
According to Tone Software, when it comes to VoIP call quality, if it is lacking, businesses can greatly suffer.
According to a recent Infonectics Research 3Q11 market share report, businesses are continuing to transition to IP-based phone systems even though the global economy is still testy: “Hybrid IP PBXs continue to dominate, making up nearly 2/3 of global revenue; pure IP PBXs continue to grow as a proportion of the overall market, making up nearly 1/3 now and growing.”
“Clearly the migration to VoIP, SIP, and UC technologies is progressing, and is predicted to continue in 2012,” Tracey Whitney, director of marketing for Tone Software, told TMCnet. “But as businesses move forward with these investments, they are keeping a close eye on the expected returns in user productivity, improved business processes, and lower overall operational costs. The catch: when VoIP call quality is poor, and the voice network is plagued with performance and availability issues, the business cannot realize the expected returns from their converged communications investments. Poor quality drags down user adoption, impedes user productivity, slows business processes, and increases support costs as IT teams struggle to deal with user complaints and the underlying network issues.”
Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO East 2012, taking place Jan. 31-Feb. 3 2012, in Miami, FL. ITEXPO (News - Alert) offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations. It's also where service providers learn how to profitably roll out the services their subscribers are clamoring for – and where resellers can learn about new growth opportunities. For more information on registering for ITEXPO registration click here.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf