Originally Posted by mmm208
I can confirm that after owning and using every blackberry ever made that call quality and speakerphone are pure crap on the Tour. The people in here that say otherwise are really not that perceptive (sorry). I tried calls from 3 tours in one verizon store and 2 in another and every person i called said the call quality was bad, speakerphone was worse. Dont quite understand rim on this one. The BB bold and BB 8900 and BB curve are all very good. For curiosity i tested the storm and it was also very poor!
Rim! what is going on. Are all new BB going down in quality?
I have to agree that I'm very,very dissapointed with the voice quality on the Tour . However, it seems to be a CDMA issue with these new Blackberrys. I say that because the Bold and 8900 are both new models, and there voice quality is A ok on at&t. I cant speak for Sprint BB's, because I have not used the Tour on there network yet, FYI- The Palm Pre that I tried was clear as a bell on both receiving and making calls on Sprint. So it may or may not be a network issue with VZW alone or both VZW & Sprint, or a network isssue with just CDMA BB's and not other devices, who knows? All I do know is that VZW has screwed up 2 new BB models being the Tour and the Storm, and I'm sure they are aware of this, as is RIM.
I'm also hoping that this may the case of a bad batch of Tours! Because many of the long time members in here are saying there Tour's voice quality is pretty good. Might have to take some of the other members word, and just do a swap and try another one out. Decide tomorrow when I go to VZW!