Verizon to launch the first LTE-only devices late next year with VoLTE
0. phoneArena 27 Jun 2013, 11:37 posted on
Even though Verizon just announced that it had finished the initial buildout of its LTE network, the carrier isn't quite ready to go all-in on it just yet. We have known for a while that Verizon is planning to move to LTE-only devices, and leverage voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) to completely replace its CDMA network; and, now we know that effort won't begin in earnest until late next year...
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1. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Whaat, people still want to be using CDMA until past 2020? People, hurry up and drop your 3g phones, are you kidding me?
2. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I would hate to see CDMA go because LTE doesn't have the building penetration just yet. But LTE is the future, so I get it.
3. Gemmol (Posts: 656; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
it do not have building penetration on Verizon but it do on AT&T,
6. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
What the heck are you talking about, I get really good penetration!!
14. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
You know that's right, Holla'!!!
10. Sprissy (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
I have Verizon and I have excellent building penetration. ...
12. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I hope that means things have improved overall. My Razr would drop from 4 bars down to 1 bar on LTE, sometimes go to 3G. So without the 3G backup, does that mean no more service inside. Also the data usage will go through the roof if all calls will be over LTE, so will the most expensive carrier in the US be even more expensive? My guess would be "bend over" time for new customers.
13. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Glad I'm grandfathered!! Don't know how you had problems with your RAZR, I had a RAZR & RAZR MAXX and always had 3 to 4 blue bars of signal!!
16. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 63; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)
The thing is, does it roll back to CDMA? That is what my friend's Verizon phone does. It looks like it is getting good data, and it is, but it is really CDMA.
4. majp89 (Posts: 123; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
Too bad I'm going to TMobile when my contract is up. F-U Verizon!
5. riggsy (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
i am interested to see the cost for data when all the calls are going to be using data now.
8. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 309; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I'm wondering how that will work for unlimited data plan users.
11. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
By then they make some new loophole to try and get rid of all unlimited users once and for all.
15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3062; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Trust me in a year or two there will be no unlimited data.