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Old May 29th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I did this trick, heard no improvement in voice quality, and then traveled to West Virginia for a weekend and could NOT make a single phone call. Bad idea until they get these things ironed out...

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Trying it now. Thanks for the info.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #103 (permalink)
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This type of "improvement" should be banned from posting, since it causes more harm and confusion than good. The setting causes the phone to NOT work correctly in most areas.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #104 (permalink)
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This type of "improvement" should be banned from posting, since it causes more harm and confusion than good. The setting causes the phone to NOT work correctly in most areas.
You've personally tried this in "MOST AREAS"? Really? Haven't been able to do this yet to my own phone, but I think 'most' issues for using this tid-bit is user error. Maybe if those users don't fully understand what they are doing, they should ask about it here first to avoid any problems in the future. Just a thought.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #105 (permalink)
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This type of "improvement" should be banned from posting, since it causes more harm and confusion than good. The setting causes the phone to NOT work correctly in most areas.
What areas does the phone not work???? It still works for me in 3g and 1x areas. And as for the confusion part of your thread if this was the case then there wouldnt be any talk about root as this is more confusing than any other part of any forums surrounding Android for most users. I appreciate your input but a simple , Hey my phone stopped working in an area that I had 2 bars in would been better for everyone.
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Old June 8th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #106 (permalink)
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is there any kind of coverage map that shows which areas we may not receive calls in if we make the switch?
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Old June 8th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #107 (permalink)
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How's this trick working for everyone? Mine is still a hella of lot better than before the switch!!!
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Old July 12th, 2010, 08:43 AM   #108 (permalink)
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Default Improved Voice Quality with "Enhanced Variable Rate Codec B"?

Read this on a review at Amazon:

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Kristin B. Macleod says: http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index.php?pagename=HTC_Incredible
* Go to Phone and Dial ##778
* Choose Edit Mode
* Password is 000000
* Go to CDMA Settings
* Scroll all the way to bottom
* Change Home Page, Home Orig, and Roam Orig from EVRC to EVRC-B
* Hit Menu and Commit Changes
* Phone reboots and walla no more muffed voice calls!
* enjoy your uber phone.

Enhanced Variable Rate Codec B : Enhanced Variable Rate Codec B - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

*** Not Supported in all areas (Unable to call out)
...anyone know if this works / is worth trying?

-kj-
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Old July 12th, 2010, 08:52 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Works pretty well actually. Just remember it's not available everywhere as stated so you might need to remember to switch back if you leave your area.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 08:54 AM   #110 (permalink)
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This has been discussed in multiple threads, do a search for call quality and you get see all the feedback. Like your post states and NoRegrets78 says..... It doesn't work in all areas. That being said..... I changed mine over in May and haven't had any issues.
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My friend found this fix a couple days ago and so far it was worked perfect. Been testing it before I posted it but you beat me to it. So far all of my calls have come in a lot better. I have noticed on some calls though that when I talk it makes the speaker buzz like it is trying to come back over the speaker.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Sorry it's a repost ... forum searching is a PITA ... someone needs to invent forum software with actually functional search ... anyway ... thanks for the corroboration ... would this help with dropped calls? I NEVER experienced dropped calls with ANY cell phone (always a Verizon customer) until I got my DInc... :/
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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:05 AM   #113 (permalink)
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Help! Can't get

##778

to do anything. What am I missing?

p.s. I tried searching! Nothing here about ##778...
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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #114 (permalink)
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Help! Can't get

##778

to do anything. What am I missing?

p.s. I tried searching! Nothing here about ##778...
Did you hit "call"?
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Here is the link to the original thread. It has everyone's feedback.

http://androidforums.com/tips-tricks-incredible/80747-improve-your-call-quality.html

Make sure you save the directions on how to do this. You don't want to travel and get stuck in an are3a that doesn't have EVRC-B and forget how to make the switch back.

This will not help with signal strength and dropped calls. It will only help with the call quality. It adds another compression for the call. It helps with the "garbled" calls that people have complained about.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #117 (permalink)
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Make sure you save the directions on how to do this. You don't want to travel and get stuck in an are3a that doesn't have EVRC-B and forget how to make the switch back.
Even if the voice calling won't work, he'd still have internet to look it up.

You can just bookmark this thread in your Inc.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #118 (permalink)
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Even if the voice calling won't work, he'd still have internet to look it up.

You can just bookmark this thread in your Inc.
True.... I saved the directions in my Gmail. I forgot the internet would still work... DUUUUUUH. I haven't had my coffee yet!
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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #119 (permalink)
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Here's what I did. I have my phone setup to only display my Google contacts and use them exclusively. I created a phone contact called "menu" and have the ##778 as the number. So, all I have to do is go in to the dialer and start dialing "m" "e" and it's right there. This way it's in the phone and I don't have to look at it in my contacts all the time. I can remember the rest after the ##778 part.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #120 (permalink)
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Thanks OP! Any impact on battery life with this mod?
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:42 AM   #121 (permalink)
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During weekdays I use my phone to make about three to four hours of calls per day. I also switch back and forth from google voice and regular cell calls. My experience is that this is a pain in the arse because you have to keep switching back and forth since the phone will be unable to dial out if you are not in the EVrc-b area. In my opinion, Verizon would have given us EVRC-B if it was ready for use and as of right now it is not and still in development. also my phone never had issues with call quality. I mean not all calls are perfectly clear but clear enough that we can carry on the conversation. This has been my experience with every cell phone in the past and not just the inc. The difference in call quality between EVRC and EVRC-B is not a huge difference.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 04:21 AM   #122 (permalink)
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i changed my settings to EvDo B but under settings>about phone> network> Signal strength still displays CDMA - EvDo A
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How does signal strength xxx dBm correlate with the codecs 8kbit/s, 4kbit/s, 2kbit/s and 0.8kbit/s rates?

In my area I am seeing signal strengths from -77 dBm to -98dBm. Calls seem good to me with and without the change. No dropped calls. I turned on the EVRC-B and noticed for the first time "cell standby 8%" Same percent at Wifi and Bluetooth... I'll monitor more. (App BatteryMinder)
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Did it here in CinCinnati, unable to make or receive phone calls..tried to dial out, get a fast busy signal and a pop up..system busy..switched back works fine now..
Same situation here in the Tampa Bay Area.....no fast busy signal, just silence and then eventually the pop up with "The network is busy. Please try again later." No incoming calls either, they just go to voicemail.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #125 (permalink)
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This borked my connection, but I live in a remote area, so will try it in the city. Reverted to letting the phone choose which is the best route. Not that I have faith in that, just waiting for more testing by the community
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just switched. will see tomorrow if it's better. My wife complains that I don't sound good to her, but when I'm in my car, I hear the person I'm talking to pretty well. I figure I can always switch it back, as long as I can find this thread.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 07:21 AM   #127 (permalink)
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Did the change from c to b.......seemed to work great....UNTIL.....I got back to the house.

My network extender doesn't recognize the B setting, couldn't make a call....network busy error message.

Had to change back to C......
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