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Verizon Completes First Commercial VoLTE Call

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Feb 9, 2011, 5:49 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Verizon Wireless today announced that it made the first successful voice-over-LTE call using a commercially deployed network. The call was made from its headquarters in Baskin Ridge, N.J., using the LG Revolution, on February 8. Verizon says the first call lasted for 33 seconds, and on subsequent calls participants were able to browse the web and download applications from the Android Market while speaking to one another. Verizon Wireless said that it will spend 2011 working to optimize and enhance the performance of VoLTE. It won't deploy VoLTE commercially until 2012.




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Feb 10, 2011, 4:53 AM

Call Quality?

I wonder what the call quality was like. I think this is awesome and bound to make Verizon seriously untouchable
Don't be the other end of the extreme. Why the hell would we want ANY of those *Bleep*ards to be "untouchable". Just so that they could treat us like dirt. Perfect world to me is each with a 20% market share
If they really were untouchable, then everyone would have to pay through the nose for it
Hitur Petar

Feb 11, 2011, 12:45 AM

Meanwhile at MetroPCS

They are already announcing their first LTE voice phone from HTC. Verizon is WAY behind.

Feb 9, 2011, 7:39 PM

So i guess...

AT&T can't say other carriers cant talk and access web anymore at the same time.
they've never been able to say this. Tmobile (or any other GSM carrier with 3g) can also make the same claim. It's not something exlcusive to ma bell
XMegadeathX said:
AT&T can't say other carriers cant talk and access web anymore at the same time.

There goes their one advertising point.
So this network they've been talking about for 2 years, which has been "up and running" for months, has now had a TEST call made? And let me get this straight, it's predicted to be functioning in 2 more years? Now that doesn't mean they will offer any...
It has never been about 'talking about surfing the web at the same time' it is about being able to receive a call while using applications or data. Suppose a call comes through when you are using Pandora, if you are on a GSM network, Pandora shuts o...
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