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Author Topic: THINKING OF BUYING WHATS THE CALL QUALITY LIKE PLEASE?  (Read 4260 times)
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« on: August 18, 2010, 04:45:31 AM »

HI COULD DO WITH SOME ADVICE PLEASE.RECENTLY GOT AN UPGRADE TO A SONY ERICSSON EXPERIA AND THE CALL QUALITY IS TERRIBLE, YOU CAN BARELY HEAR THE OTHER PERSON TALK ON THE PHONE SO HAVE TO HAVE SPEAKER PHONE ON MOST OF THE TIME.
AM ALMOST AT THE POINT THEY WILL OFFER ME ANOTHER MOBILE AND AM THINKING OF CHOOSING A DESIRE. WHAT IS THE CALL QUALITY LIKE AS SPEND A LOT OF TIME CHATTING!

REPLIES WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

 
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 06:30:51 AM »

Call quality is a common problem with Sony Ericsson, especially after a software update.

With the Desire there are remarkably few complaints about the call quality.  I can't think of a single conversation I've had where I had complaints about it.  It's loud enough for me, but my own Sony Ericsson C905 does have a higher volume.  If the C905's volume is a 10, the Desire goes up to 8.  Not a problem as long as you have a reasonably good hearing. 
It even suppresses the echo I always get when calling one specific contact with any other phone.

That being said, the Desire does have a bit of a reception problem, so if you live in an area with generally poor reception you might experience slight problems with the call quality for a different reason.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 07:37:31 AM »

Funnily enough my last phone before this dreadful experia was a c905 and i found the volume on that great, even had to turn it down from its highest.

We do have terrible signal problems where we are in a small valley and i can only use orange as a service provider as vodafone, tmobile etc don't work at all.
Someone recently told me that you can buy a gadget called sure signal(?)which i think is plugged into the modem which boosts signal for the mobile.  I haven't looked into this yet but possibly an option if the signal is very poor with the desire.

Any other ideas in case i get offered one this week by orange or do you just have to live with the fact that you get poor reception with this phone?  Reception important as have small baby in house and no landline, only the mobile.  I'd be grateful for your thoughts.
 
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 08:09:16 AM »

You could ask to try a Desire for a day or 2, but I'm not sure if they'll do that unless they have a demo model lying around.

Over here (Belgium) you can buy something (anything except for underwear really) and if you don't like it you can return it within 7 days and get a refund.  Don't they have a similar system there?  

As for the perfect phone for you ... how important is the touch screen feature and the "smartphone" label?

You know the Experia by now, so I don't think I have to waste any more words on that one.  
The Desire may be a bad choice in the kind of area you live in (it's hard to tell people not to buy one because I absolutely love mine, but I'd rather be honest about it's commonly known problems).  
The iPhone ... well ... Overpriced and overhyped really.
The Sony Ericsson Satio would be an option, but they also have problems.  It's said to be the spiritual successor to the C905, but that has more to do with the camera than with the rest of the phone.  Like all smartphones, the "phone" function seems just an afterthought.

In fact I wouldn't recommend a smartphone at all if the call quality and reception is that important.  
I would recommend ... a C905  Roll Eyes.  No, really, I do.  
Sorry about that, but it has good audio quality, an excellent volume and will probably still have reception even if you were on the moon.  And it has plenty of features.  And the battery wil last 4 or 5 times longer than any of the phones mentioned above.
Yes, the user interface is so 20th century and the screen is small compared to today's phones.  But that doesn't stop me from using my C905 almost as much as I use my Desire.

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All in all : Try the Desire, but ask to try a demo model at your place first because of the reception problems.  Or look for someone who lives nearby and has a Desire.  From whereabouts are you?  Maybe someone in the forum lives close to you.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 02:16:27 PM »

Over the last three Months I have used a Nokia N85 (Great phone), a Motorola Dext (spit, cuss, *$&^ing rubbish phone), and now a Desire.
All on the orange UK network.
Of all three the reception and call quality is much better with the Desire.

One person I have to speak to regularly said today " Oh, your on your new phone then, No echo or crackle."

Rags.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 04:02:01 AM »

hi saenen thank you for the advice.  I liked my c905 when it didn't have software gliches and overall it was a great phone. 

I live in Woodbridge, near Ipwich in Suffolk (uk) so if there is anyone local who has one and can help me out than that would be so appreciated as i think Orange have just about had enough of me by now taking the Experia's back and complaining, so posibly wouldn't let me trial one ofr a couple of days.  I will ask if they allow you to keep for 7 days and return if there's a problem.

Thank you for all of the advice i just wish i had found this forum first before i upgraded to the Experia.....!
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 04:58:13 PM »

I find call quality (i.e. sound) excellent over earpiece. Speaker is dreadful sound, and hardly loud enough even on full. Desire isn't as senstive as some phones... if ur old phone only just kept a connection, the Desire might not do. Sure Signal uses your broadband connection to radiate a local mobile signal for your phone. Good for the house and immediate area. It's intended for areas with no or poor coverage.
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