iPhone 5 ‘HD Voice’ to Work Exclusively on Bell and Telus LTE Network [Update]

The iPhone 5 supports HD Voice, which essentially makes your voice calls sound clearer than before. Here’s how it is described by Bell, as they introduced HD Voice in January on their network and Virgin Mobile too:

On an HD Voice call, you can expect:

  • Richer sound quality – words are clearer and easier to understand
  • Significant reduction in background noise
  • Ease in recognizing voices when more than one person is speaking

The iPhone 5 will support HD Voice, and MobileSyrup reports both Bell and Telus have confirmed their shared LTE network is the only one in Canada to support the feature. Telus notes the iPhone 5 is their first HD Voice-enabled device:

Bell: “The iPhone 5 is also HD Voice capable and Bell is the only nationwide carrier in Canada to offer HD Voice which provides the clearest call quality available.”

Telus: “We now support HD Voice on the TELUS network with the iPhone 5 being our first HD Voice enabled device.”

Anyone out there test HD Voice calls on other smartphones? How do you like the feature?

Update: We reached out to Rogers and they responded to us with this email:

“We are working towards making HD Voice available to our customers later in the year.”

So there you have it. HD Voice support is coming all around, folks.

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