Apr 6, 2020

Google Duo audio boost won’t leave you hanging on the phone

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“It’s good to hear your voice, you know it’s been so long If I don’t get your calls, then everything goes wrong… Your voice across the line gives me a strange sensation” — Blondie, “Hanging on the Telephone”

In 1978, Debbie Harry propelled her new wave band Blondie to the top of the charts with a plaintive tale of yearning to hear her boyfriend’s from afar and insisting he not leave her “hanging on the telephone.”

But the questions arises: What if it were 2020 and she was speaking over VOIP with intermittent packet losses, audio jitter, network delays and out-of-sequence packet transmissions?

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