We’ve all heard of VoLTE, and some of us have gotten rather excited about it. VoLTE, for those of you that aren’t familiar with it, stands for Voice Over LTE (Long Term Evolution). It’s going to shake up the ways customers use voice minutes, and might bring forth faster and more reliable voice calls. We’re learning today that Verizon also has some other features in mind for their VoLTE service.
Verizon is currently undergoing testing on HD voice and video calling through VoLTE. They’re calling this video calling on VoLTE “Advanced Calling 1.0”. Customers who have the ability to use VoLTE will see other compatible users in their phone book. This is nice because the customer won’t need to add any other information to the person’s contact information, it’ll already be integrated. To use it, both customers need to be in a Verizon 4G LTE area.
The thing with VoLTE is that your device will no longer need the old antennas that it currently uses for 3G voice calls. VoLTE will support talk and data on it, so it’ll be more efficient when it comes to battery.
Verizon is mum on when we should expect to be seeing VoLTE video calls and HD voice calls – we’ll just have to wait and see.