This leads to a few interesting questions, notably what will happen with data plan pricing. As Verizon transitions into a full LTE network, their legacy technology will be updated. Once this transition is complete, those traditional channels for making calls will no longer be viable, and we’ll be entirely reliant on data.
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) aims to provide the ability to handle cellular voice calls over LTE. In this post, we take a look at how VoLTE works and how it will affect consumers in the coming years.
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo recently revealed that Verizon VoLTE devices will be available later this year, with rollout of a VoLTE network starting in early 2014. While the service will, of course, be limited at first, it’s an important step toward full integration.
U.S. Cellular is now testing the new VoLTE technology on its network and plans to launch it in the coming future. The carrier’s plans were revealed in a recent FCC filling.
According to a recent study from Spirent Communications, VoLTE technology currently has a major drawback: it empties the smartphone’s battery two times as fast as CDMA, the standard used by most carriers in the United States.
Samsung has yet to say exactly when the international Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE tablet will arrive, however those in South Korea have gotten the tablet with Jelly Bean along with goodies to include VoLTE and Multi-Window.
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.
As smartphones evolve and gain better processors, bigger displays, and faster wireless connectivity, one wonders what technology can offer to improve the quality of voice calls,... an aspect that carriers don’t seem to consider a top priority. Answering the challenge, SK Telecom, South Korea’s biggest telecommunication provider, is set to be the first carrier in the world to offe...
The HD Voice technology promises to make phone conversations crystal clear, and the HTC EVO 4G LTE was one of the very first phones to support it, at least in America.... But you need a carrier to support it as well, and although Sprint promised tp make it available later this year, the phone itself launched without that functionality working.
Sprint is saying again...