Orange Announce HD Calling – Super Clear Hi Def Chat

A new year and Orange have revealed their latest weapon in the battle of the networks.

Orange has announced that they’re bringing HD to voice calls this year.

Hi Def calling is promised to make you feel like the caller is in the same room as you (good thing or not?) as well as filtering out background noise to make calling much clearer.

Orange said: “High definition voice doubles the spectrum devoted to the spoken voice, making it possible to transmit all the nuances of the human voice.”

Orange’s HD Voice service promises improved audio quality between the bandwidths of 50-7000 Hz, compared to the current narrowband speech codec of 300-3400 Hz.

If this sounds like a good thing to you chances are you’re going to need a new HD handset in order to get the benefit of super-clear calling 😉