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AT&T and Samsung commence VoLTE tests

13 January, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
AT&T and Samsung commence VoLTE tests - read the full textAccording 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...


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> In reply to HSPA+ @ 2014-01-13 21:16 from qpH6 - click to readI found this about metroPCS

The article doesn't mention AT&T being the first carrier and doesn't mention MetroPCS at all. I did think it was saying AT&T was the first until you mentioned it.

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  • 2014-01-14 01:27
  • kxIs

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 has LTE deployed in the 700mhz spectrum which has awesome signal travel. Once all carries upgrade there network to support it LTE Only devices will cost much less which Verizon should have by the end of the year.

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  • 2014-01-13 21:16
  • qpH6

Iphone 5S doesn't support VoLTE? expensive smartphone with an old Specs?

S4 and note3 are the best :)

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  • 2014-01-13 18:26
  • wHrS

What Cities will be tested and will it work on the GS4 Google Play Edition? Or did I not read the full article?

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  • 2014-01-13 18:11
  • kxIs

Yes, basically voice calls using LTE signals. Voice codecs used are AMR and AMR-WB (can look them up on Wikipedia). AMR-WB offers HD voice quality. Call setup is (from pressing the call to the called device ringing) is about 1s which is cca. 60-100% shorter than before.

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  • 2014-01-13 16:39
  • M8T2

> In reply to Jinks @ 2014-01-13 14:46 from RxnW - click to readDid you read the article?? It says that the answer to your question is YES!

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  • 2014-01-13 16:36
  • utRe

> In reply to Jinks @ 2014-01-13 14:46 from RxnW - click to readcorrect, Voice over LTE. think of it like a cellular version of VoIP.

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  • 2014-01-13 16:07
  • YH1D

(volte) calls using lte signals?

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  • 2014-01-13 14:46
  • RxnW

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