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mobilemadness

Dec 5, 2014, 1:41 PM
It's funny how all these carriers are focusing on VOIP now that very few people actually talk on their phones. Had they done this 10 years ago, it would have been big, but most people text and only occasionally call, so it's not that big of a deal. Same thing with home phone systems that these cell carriers are pushing. They should have done it back 10 years ago, but now most people don't want home phones anymore, but these carriers are pushing those too. 😕
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Pandemic187

Dec 5, 2014, 1:46 PM
And then there's Vonage, which is a combination of both things you touched upon. 😛
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algorithmplus

Dec 5, 2014, 4:38 PM
mobilemadness said:
It's funny how all these carriers are focusing on VOIP now that very few people actually talk on their phones...but most people text and only occasionally call, so it's not that big of a deal.

Actually, that's all the more reason to migrate to VoLTE using a VOIP solution. This would create a situation where no voice network needs to be maintained, only a single unified data network with the option of making voice calls. This situation would mean valuable spectrum can be more efficiently utilized and used for data when not customers are not demanding that it be used for voice. Once enough customers migrate to using VoLTE handsets, they can begin the process of decommissioning their CDMA...
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Brad K

Dec 5, 2014, 5:22 PM
I was one of those who thought "what the f*** is the point of VoLTE." But that is a real good answer. Freeing that spectrum up would allow the carriers to be able to offer more data for cheaper and ideally even unlimited full speed data eventually.
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Pandemic187

Dec 5, 2014, 10:25 PM
Brad K said:
I was one of those who thought "what the f*** is the point of VoLTE." But that is a real good answer. Freeing that spectrum up would allow the carriers to be able to offer more data for cheaper and ideally even unlimited full speed data eventually.

There's one problem with that...don't forget that the mobile communication is for all intents and purposes an oligopoly, and that allows prices to stay high and the consumer's power relatively limited. In other words, if they want to charge, they will. Just because their resources are suddenly stretched a lot less thin does not mean anything will get better on the consumer's end. What's more likely is more money will go into the mobile company execs...
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Brad K

Dec 9, 2014, 1:03 PM
Not buying that, with all the competition out there and the constant under cutting of pricing and contract buy-out promo's that are happening. If you think cell providers are colluding to keep prices high that's called price fixing and there are laws against it. I am sure if there was even a little evidence of this the courts would be all over it.
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mobilemadness

Dec 7, 2014, 1:33 PM
You're right, I know it's more efficient. I guess another case I'm talking about is the new "high definition calling" that carriers are offering on certain model phones. Again now in 2014, when hardly anyone talks on their phones anymore, they're rolling out high definition calling. It's also why carriers now offer unlimited minutes-because nobody uses it. It's almost like TV networks now rolling out high definition black and white or technicolor shows. So what I'm saying is that they should have offered this stuff 10 years ago when people actually would have used it. And to the other person who said this is a oligopoly, you're right too. With all these new changes, look for carriers to use that to justify jacking up their prices. :...
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gloopey1

Dec 5, 2014, 11:45 PM
...Sounds like the muffled, grown-up voices from Charlie Brown. Maybe VOLTE will at least graduate them to PCS quality.
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msteven3

Dec 8, 2014, 9:51 AM
HD Voice on Verizon actually sounds quite good. At least as good as a landline, if not a bit better.
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