Shammo: Verizon to offer phones with VoLTE only (no CDMA) by the first half of 2016

By 2016, Verizon is planning on selling phones to its customers that will route voice calls only through Big Red's LTE network. Don't worry about your current handset becoming obsolete so quickly, though. The nation's largest mobile carrier doesn't have plans to take down its CDMA network so soon. According to comments made at an investor conference by CFO Fran Shammo, Verizon will start to sell handsets that offer VoLTE technology only, in the first half of 2016...
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40. diyi75

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

T-Mobile has a long way to go before verizon starts sweating. VoLTE, unlimited(?) data, semi cheap plans sounds good when you live in the city. Soon as you spot a tree, get your cup and string ready...lol!

42. yonith

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Serious question...so at work I only get 2 bars of whatever's below 3g (2g?) so does this mean I would have no service at all?

46. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I was wondering the same thing. Verizon's LTE footprint is not as large as it's 3g footprint. What happens to voice calling when you drop to 3g?
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