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Verizon already running Voice-over-LTE trials in two cities, plans national rollout next year

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Verizon already running Voice-over-LTE trials in two cities, plans national rollout next year
Voice-over-LTE is the technology that allows you what it says on the box - to carry phone conversations over an LTE network, plus simultaneous use of talk and data on your LTE device.

The VoLTE technology's big selling point is also that the quality of the sound is better than with traditional landline or cell phone devices. Verizon has been gearing up to implement this for its own LTE network, and even demonstrated it with the LG Revolution last year. You can see our demo of the technology in the video below.

Now things are apparently progressing, as Verizon is reported to run VoLTE test trials in two major cities already, and plan for a nationwide rollout of the VoLTE service, starting in 2013. That's the year when the LTE network is promised to cover Verizon's current 3G footprint, so the carrier will avoid cumbersome switches to 3G and back. The technology used for Verizon's VoLTE service is said to be IMS-based, which is one of the largest endorsements for it so far.

The generation under 30 now messages, emails, Facebooks, tweets and so on to their friends and relatives, rather than call them like in the good old times, so the carriers' revenues from voice and text will be dropping significantly in the years to come, and Verizon will be ready to take advantage of this trend with a contemporary all-in-one LTE network. AT&T had also said that it plans to roll its own VoLTE service out next year.

source: LRMobile via IntoMobile


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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 08:15

1. c.hack (Posts: 508; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Does this mean all the current gen LTE phones will be obsolete?

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:35 1

4. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Reading is fundamental, unless Apple says it isn't for your kind. In the same editorial says that Verizon demonstrated VoLTE on the LG Revolution last year. Beginning to wonder about some of you iPhone lovers, is this person a good representative of your overall intelligence level? *shakes head* About time Verizon, lets see how congested the network gets with VoLTE turned on.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 08:36

2. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


waaait a minute,,, so if the 4g signal drops does it mean my phone call will drop? cuz I live in Anaheim and my 4g signal goes in and out and sometimes i dont even have 3g, icant even use internet at all for hours sometimes, i have a droid razr and i had the iphone before and it lost 3g as well

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 09:56 3

3. Danalvi1981 (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jun 2010)


Please Sprint Catch Up!!!

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:45 1

5. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I will admit that I miss the Talk and web stuff, and that my data speeds were faster with AT&T. I went to an area on the outskirts of Fresno and it had 4G LTE 3 bars, but it was weak....about 5Mbps...no different with my captivate on HSPA/3G - however, the DROID RAZR seems to connect just fine and stream well with normal Verizon 3G. 4GB/30.00 is a good deal, too....WiFi is still faster and once I have full 4G LTE, I must be careful because the data use will increase quite a bit.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 13:30

6. jstoned (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


f#%k sprint!!!!!!!! cheap a** lame old World War 2 technology

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 17:16 1

7. fanesxx (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 May 2011)


real talk there was no lag, and it was quick

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