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Chapter 8. Tricks, Tips, and Techniques ... > Improving Your Call Quality

8.2. Improving Your Call Quality

When your traditional telephone line sounds bad, you have little recourse. Okay, no recourse. But you can affect the sound quality of your broadband phone connections. Most of the recommendations from providers focus on you not messing up the voice quality, because they believe their quality sparkles.

8.2.1. Manage Your Bandwidth

For high quality conversations over a broadband phone of any type, you need about 90 Kbps. When you're listening, that slice of bandwidth comes from the downstream portion of your connection, and when you're speaking, you need room on the upstream portion of your connection.


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