Nearly 25% of Wireless Calls Suffer Bad Sound

An audit quantifies our frustration with the quality of cell connections.

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So maybe we trash our cellphones out of simple frustration. Comes a study that says nearly a quarter of U.S. and European wireless calls have bad sound quality. Granted, the audit was conducted by a company with a vested interest—Ditech Networks sells "voice-quality products" to the communications business—but we all know the frequent frustration of shoddy sound on cellphones.

It could be worse. In faster-growing markets like India and South America, about 60 percent of calls suffer from bad sound, Ditech says.


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