Verizon Settles on VoLTE for 4G Voice Services
Speaking to CNN, Verizon Wireless revealed that it has selected Voice-over-LTE to provide voice calling features on devices that use its Long Term Evolution 4G network. It plans to demonstrate the technology at the Mobile World Congress trade show next week. Verizon said that 4G phones will default to VoLTE for voice calls in LTE coverage areas, but will also be capable of making CDMA voice calls when LTE is not available. Call quality, says Verizon, will be comparable to what's available on CDMA. According to Verizon, the LG Revolution, one of the LTE-capable phones announced during CES, will not be the first to offer this feature when it debuts later this year. Verizon didn't say when the feature would debut, nor on what handset.
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.
Meet the LG Exalt, Verizon's First LTE-Only Flip Phone
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Exalt LTE to its lineup of inexpensive flip phones. The Exalt LTE has the distinction of being Verizon's first 4G LTE basic phone, according to the carrier.
T-Mobile Announces Native Video Calling Service
T-Mobile today announced T-Mobile Video Calling, a service that works with the native phone dialer of select handsets without requiring special apps. Like VoLTE and HD Voice, T-Mobile Video Calling can move easily between LTE and WiFi with no dropped video.
Verizon to Bring VoLTE to Prepaid Later this Year
Verizon Wireless plans to give its prepaid subscribers access to VoLTE services, including HD Voice and video calls in the near future. Prepaid customers will need to add HD Voice to their account before they can make HD calls, but the add-on will be free.
LOL! Sorry I couldn't resist. This will be nice for people that are used to GSM networks where you can browse the web while talking on the phone.