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Your phone is terrible at phone calls. Here's how to fix it.

By Shira Ovide

14 Dec 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Many would argue that the humble phone call has had its moment. The Washington Post disagrees, making the case for traditional calling and providing tips how you can improve your phoning experience.

If you want to scream because your phone calls sound like garbage, it's not just you.

The voice quality you're getting over cell networks on your $1,000 iPhone is generally worse than it was when the landline was the only phone that existed.

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