MetroPCS, the sixth largest wireless carrier in the US by number of current subscribers, has recently announced the launch of the “world’s first” commercial VoLTE network. For the time being, the only VoLTE capable handset is a modified version of the LG Connect 4G, but MetroPCS has promised to bring more VoLTE compatible smartphones to their offerings in the following weeks.
Note that Sotuh Korea’s SK Telecom made a similar announcement just yesterday. The Koreans said that they would offer a VoLTE service starting today, so MetroPCS’s “world’s first” claim should be taken with a grain of salt.
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The Android guessing game is only charming when its protagonist is a high-end device of sorts, so it should come as no surprise that MetroPCS and Samsung have gone up and made the Galaxy S Lightray 4G official less than a week after the handheld’s first online leak mention.
The 4.3-incher is already up for grabs for $459 with no contract, but, of course, you’ll need to sign up for a MetroPCS plan to actually be able to use the phone. The most affordable such plan is the $40 per month one, which offers unlimited talk, text and data, but only the first 250 MB of your monthly network consumption available at “blazing-fast 4G LTE [...]