VoLTE is not implemented throughout VZW's network so dropped calls can be expected. I also heard (RUMOR ONLY) the VZW was gonna charge for VoLTE, gee I hope not.Only thing I don't like about it is that I've dropoed 2 calls in the last 5 days. That's more than I've fonr in the last 2 years. Vzw said that might happen though.
No need to rely on rumors when actual information is available: http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/faqs/WirelessService/AdvancedCalling.htmlVoLTE is not implemented throughout VZW's network so dropped calls can be expected. I also heard (RUMOR ONLY) the VZW was gonna charge for VoLTE, gee I hope not.
Good old' Verizon nickel-n-dimeing us to death.No need to rely on rumors when actual information is available: http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/faqs/WirelessService/AdvancedCalling.html
It does not. Verizon's VoLTE implementation does not support CDMA handoff and it looks like they never intend to. Their plan is to make LTE coverage ubiquitous so they can ditch their CDMA network entirely.that speedtest in that link is so slow for lte..is that normal for verizon or does it go way up when not on a call (does a volte call really take that much bandwidth)?
does it seamlessly transfer to 4g if u go outside of lte coverage while on a call?
It doesn't make a lot of sense to charge for this. Transitioning everyone to LTE will allow them to decommission their 1x and EVDO networks, giving them a massive chunk of unused spectrum they can repurpose for other things. They have every incentive to move everyone to VoLTE as soon as possible.I know but if you read the link.... New, Advanced Service. Someone in the back room is saying "hey, we can charge extra for this!"
I had been using it for several days, and have actually turned it back off again. Too many dropped calls, especially in areas with sub-par LTE service.
Except that with Verizon the first item hasn't been available at all so far on 3G or LTE for iPhones until the launch of VoLTE. Even for non-iPhones there were only a couple of phones at most that could do it on 3G (vs LTE).First is available on 3G for quite some time, second i kinda get but not that exciting really.
Sure I'd like to have it, but it's not a supported feature on my iPhone 5s. I have no intention of upgrading just to get a feature I don't feel I need. The flip side is having more options is always better than having less options, but it's nowhere close to a must have for me.I'm happy for all the Verizon customers that can now use data and talk at the same time. It's an awesome feature.
The following is not aimed at the people in this thread - unless you were one of the people that gave me grief : I find it annoying that when I was considering the switch to Verizon, and complained that the feature wasn't available, so many Verizon customers responded how simultaneous voice and data was such an overblown feature. /rant
Anyway... enjoy the new feature. It really is convenient, and fun.
Unfortunately, I'm not always afforded the luxury of calling Comcast or Time Warner to setup WiFi or internet. I have unlimited data and personal hotspot with Verizon, so my phone serves as my internet. Nothing sucks more than to be downloading an update or file and receive a phone call.What makes you so excited about VoLTE? Am i missing something?
Good luck with the new throttling policy. what is your monthly usage?Unfortunately, I'm not always afforded the luxury of calling Comcast or Time Warner to setup WiFi or internet. I have unlimited data and personal hotspot with Verizon, so my phone serves as my internet. Nothing sucks more than to be downloading an update or file and receive a phone call.
It also feels good to look up stats when my New England Patriots fan of a friend talks crazy football stats and I can verify with google without asking him to call back.
I've always hated to get off the phone to receive a multimedia message too.