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AT&T getting ready to launch Voice-over-LTE

0. phoneArena posted on 01 May 2014, 23:08

It appears that AT&T is going to beat Big Red to the punch when it comes to offering HD voice via an all...

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posted on 01 May 2014, 23:34 2

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

I wonder if ATT is soon going to announce VoLTE support for the Galaxy S5. The Asus PadFone is such a narrow niche and not even shipping yet. Doesn't make sense for the PadFone to the ATT VoLTE launch device.

posted on 02 May 2014, 01:31

3. Blazers (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

The current S5 doesn't have the hardware built in to support VoLTE. Most likely a new version of the phone will be released in the fall that supports it.

posted on 02 May 2014, 03:05

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Lame. I thought I read the S5 was going to support VoLTE. I guess it doesn't make much of a difference as VoLTE/HD Voice will only work on-network, right?

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:35 1

2. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

"Folks, and fine chumps, err, people at the FCC, we need MOAR bandwidth. We have to cap and throttle current customers because demand exceeds supply. Oh, and stop by because we are going to offload our voice calls onto our speedy LTE network to save us time and money operating multiple standards" - Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T.

posted on 02 May 2014, 03:10 1

5. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

To Randall Stephenson,
What AT&T's got speedy LTE? Where? *looks around*


posted on 02 May 2014, 14:16

6. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

"Voice-over-LTE, also known as VoLTE, is basically a Voice-over-IP (VoIP), except instead of using a regular circuit-switched method to carry the call (as is done currently on the 2G and 3G networks), the voice calls will be handled on the LTE network."

Voice calls on cell phones haven't been circuit switched since like forever.

posted on 02 May 2014, 18:02

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

I thought 2G and 3G voice was circuit switched.

Network switching subsystem (NSS) (or GSM core network) is the component of a GSM system that carries out call switching and mobility management functions for mobile phones roaming on the network of base stations. It is owned and deployed by mobile phone operators and allows mobile devices to communicate with each other and telephones in the wider public switched telephone network (PSTN). The architecture contains specific features and functions which are needed because the phones are not fixed in one location.

The NSS originally consisted of the circuit-switched core network, used for traditional GSM services such as voice calls, SMS, and circuit switched data calls. It was extended with an overlay architecture to provide packet-switched data services known as the GPRS core network. This allows mobile phones to have access to services such as WAP, MMS, and the Internet.


posted on 06 May 2014, 20:26

8. miles16852 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

um, your WRONG! look a little closer, your like that person who thinks no one faxes anymore! lol!! got any more stinkin thinkin???

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