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Voice Over LTE Spec Completed by VoLGA Forum

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Isn't voice over LTE kinda the same as. . .

Jayshmay

Sep 17, 2009, 10:09 AM
Isn't voice over LTE kinda the same as VOIP? Really, isn't that what it is?
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ecycled

Sep 17, 2009, 11:55 AM
I would have said yes but with the way the go on about it it must be different. I bet the backbone is the same but the frontside is different. The digital highspeed conversion from wireless must have a new spec and thats why this is huge. We finally have a standard to adhere to.

Interesting though that there would be 2 standards.
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crood

Sep 17, 2009, 1:02 PM
I've read a little bit about this and it seems that CSFB is what most carriers prefer, at least initially. Since they'll have to maintain the GSM and CMDA networks for several years, it makes economic sense to maintain them for voice, while shifting data over to LTE.

It seems that Voice of LTE is more of a long term "nice to have", although it will probably be the norm some day. When that day comes, it will be interesting to see how price plans are affected, since all calls will essentially be data then.
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eatm0rewaffles

Sep 17, 2009, 1:16 PM
well... as i have google voice on my phone and currently using Vo3G. This seems to mean little to me. But the interesting point is how will this affect carriers in the foreseeable future? This is where i see the line getting blurred as we have already had several discussions as to how Data Plans need to re-evaluated. Will we have a 100 dollar "data only" plan? I am currently on t-mobile and trying to finagle a data only plan out of them. I dont use my cell phone number any more i do it all via VoIP or 3G.

"How long will it take for the cell phone companies to come around and what will happen when they do?" are the questions i would like to have speculated at.
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