Republic Wireless Launches Bonding Calling For Improved Voice Quality
Sprint MVNO Republic Wireless that mostly relies on WiFi and on cellular network only when WiFi is out of the reach has announced a new feature for its customers. For improving voice quality, Republic Wireless launches Bonding Calling. Instead of switching to Sprint’s cellular network only when WiFi is not available, Bonding Calling technology makes Republic phones switch seamlessly to cellular network whenever it recognizes that the WiFi signal is weak.
Switching between cellular and WiFi service whenever WiFi provides a weak signal will result in fewer dropped calls and improved quality of conversation. Republic Wireless said that the new Bonding Calling technology will extend the range of indoor coverage, too.
Bonded Calling is part of Republic’s Adaptive Coverage technology platform and customers are not required to do anything in order to get access to new feature.
“In parallel, our engineers have been laser focused on creating a solution that can deliver a great experience regardless of WiFi conditions, Bonded Calling. It will enable WiFi calls to simultaneously consume cellular data in millisecond intervals, effectively ‘patching’ holes in the conversation and preventing these holes from being noticed. During customer testing of Bonded Calling, we experienced a 52% increase in WiFi call quality across the board, and a 209% increase in quality at the edge of a WiFi network*, which is a notoriously difficult challenge. The best part is our customers don’t have to do anything – we are already rolling out this new feature of our Adaptive CoverageTM technology to our customers.” – said David Morken, chief executive officer and co-founder of Bandwidth and Republic Wireless.
Google’s Project Fi, also WiFi orientated prepaid provider, switches between WiFi and two cellular networks, Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s, searching for the strongest signal possible at the given time and location. Republic Wireless also plans to add GSM service, most likely T-Mobile.
Source: Republic Wireless