AT&T and Samsung commence VoLTE tests
According to anonymous industry sources, AT&T is currently testing voice over LTE (VoLTE) services using Samsung smartphones with plans for a public release this year. The VoLTE service allows for clearer, more high-quality voice sound, which is transmitted through the LTE network much faster than 3G.
Since the Apple iPhone 5s doesn't support VoLTE, unlike Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, the Korean company is in a more favorable position and can hope to increase its US user base. In South Korea, the VoLTE service has been offered since 2012 by carriers SK Telecom Co. and LG Uplus Corp.
Verizon, which is the US largest carrier, hasn't announced its plans to update its LTE network to support VoLTE just yet. T-Mobile and Sprint haven't revealed any VoLTE plans either.
I found this about metroPCS http://www.droid-life.com/2012/08/07/metropcs-la unches-worlds-first-volte-network-and-smartphone -take-that-big-four/ The article doesn't mention AT&T being the first carrier and doesn't mention MetroPCS at all. I ...
- 2014-01-14 01:27
T-Mobile already has plans for this and in all MetroPCS gained LTE areas VoLTE is already there...MetroPCS was doing tests in Texas in the summer of 2013...VoLTE will cover some of the signal gaps...at&t has LTE deployed in the 700mhz spectrum wh...
- 2014-01-13 21:16
Iphone 5S doesn't support VoLTE? expensive smartphone with an old Specs? S4 and note3 are the best :)
- 2014-01-13 18:26