MetroPCS Needs Another 6 Months to Refine VoLTE
MetroPCS today said that it will require another four to six months of fine-tuning before voice over LTE (VoLTE) will be available in all 14 of its LTE markets. Speaking at an investor conference, MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist said, "There are a number of changes that need to be made in base station optimization in Dallas." MetroPCS was the first U.S. carrier to launch VoLTE service, which went live in Dallas earlier this year. "This is not your grandfather's Buick. This is a different animal." Linquist also said that the company plans to update its LTE devices as it makes improvements to its LTE network, and hinted that the updates will include new features. "We think there's an opportunity for people to be assured that they won't have to discard their handset because there's a new technology coming in," he said. As the name implies, voice over LTE uses the LTE data network to conduct voice calls, rather than the legacy cellular network.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Verizon Updates LG G3 with VoLTE
Verizon Wireless announced an over-the-air software update should hit the LG G3 beginning today that adds VoLTE capabilities. VoLTE passes voice calls over Verizon's LTE data network rather than its voice network.
Verizon Says VoLTE to Launch in Coming Weeks
Verizon Wireless today announced the pending launch of its delayed VoLTE service. The service will go live in the coming weeks, and will allow select devices to connect HD Voice calls and Video Calls.
Verizon's VoLTE Service Live for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Verizon has made its Advanced Calling 1.0 feature available to the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The free service will pass voice calls over Verizon's LTE 4G network rather than the cellular network.