VoLTE – How will it affect you?
First let’s answer the question, what is VoLTE?
Voice over Long Term Evolution (LTE). VoLTE enables what’s called high definition (HD) voice calling. With VoLTE, there is a significant improvement over traditional calls. This means:
- Better quality voice calls
- The ability to use voice and data at the same time
- More network efficiency
- Ultimately meaning – better service
- No increase in Voice Charges
Since HD calling utilizes the data network, you might assume that your HD voice minutes affect your data allotment. Fortunately, that’s not the case. The networks are smart enough to identify voice packets, and they don’t lump them into your data usage. It’s something worth keeping in mind if you have unlimited data but not unlimited minutes.
For all of you tech savvy people that have the newest and greatest phones and your friends that do too, you will be able to enjoy these HD calls. Because in order to use this amazing feature, you need to use a phone that supports VoLTE, in an area with 4G LTE service, and the person on the other end must also meet the same requirements. It might be worth it to buy your assistant a new work cell so you can actually understand each other.
Most popular Phones that support VoLTE— iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Light and Galaxy Note 3, LG G2 and LG G Flex. Note that they all have to be on the latest software in order for it to work.
Carriers that support VoLTE— For AT&T and T-Mobile users, there is no setting you need to apply to your account or any interaction with customer service at all. They upgrade the network equipment to allow VoLTE traffic, and if your phone is capable it works. Verizon you will need to go into your account and add it as a feature, Advanced Calling 1.0. Sprint will implement it in the middle of this year, but only in select markets.