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SingTel, M1 and StarHub to launch high quality 4G call services by middle of the year

Published on Feb 24, 2014 7:33 PM
 
Staff from SingTel installing a base station at the Junction 8 shopping mall in Bishan to enhance its indoor 4G network coverage. SingTel, M1 and StarHub 4G mobile customers can expect higher quality and clearer voice calls than they do now on 3G networks by the middle of this year. -- ST FILE PHOTO:  ALPHONSUS CHERN

SingTel, M1 and StarHub 4G mobile customers can expect higher quality and clearer voice calls than they do now on 3G networks by the middle of this year.

This is because all three telcos will be allowing customers to make calls on their 4G networks. Currently, 4G customers can only make calls on 3G, and surf online with their mobile devices on faster 4G networks.

SingTel made its announcement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. StarHub told The Straits Times on the same day about its 4G voice call plans and added that it successfully made a voice call on its 4G network in December last year. M1 said it expects to offer 4G voice calls by the middle of the year.

Customers can also enjoy "richer and more true-to-life sound" with less background noise during calls on its 4G network, said SingTel. Calls can also be made on 4G in less than two seconds, compared to five to 10 seconds on 3G.

 
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