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  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users Can Now Use Verizon's Simultaneous Voice & Data, VoLTE


    Those that were lucky enough to get their hands on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus today, and are operating on the Verizon Wireless cellular network, will be happy to hear that Verizon's VoLTE and simultaneous voice and data are reportedly already fully functional on the new handsets, according to MacRumors.

    Competing U.S. cellular carrier AT&T has offered simultaneous voice and data on their network for quite a long time. Verizon's CDMA network has, until now, refrained many smartphone users from being able to surf the Web while in a phone call at the same time.

    The new VoLTE feature allows phone calls to be carried over the 4G LTE spectrum, which means much higher-quality phone calls to supported devices. On carriers where VoLTE is not supported, an iPhone would normally drop down from its 4G LTE connection to a 4G HSPA+ (AT&T) or 3G (Verizon) data connection in order to carry out the phone call.

    It is worth noting that for VoLTE to work on the Verizon network, you must be calling another person on the Verizon network with a VoLTE-enabled smartphone. If the person you are calling has a smartphone that does not support VoLTE, then your phone call will lack the high-definition sound. This also applies to if you're calling someone on a different carrier; Verizon will only support VoLTE on Verizon-to-Verizon phone calls right now, and will expand additional support in the future.

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users Can Now Use Verizon's Simultaneous Voice & Data, VoLTE started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      But why would we use it when data is expensive yet voice is free...?
    1. HovikGas's Avatar
      HovikGas -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      But why would we use it when data is expensive yet voice is free...?
      Bingo, that's why they support it now!
    1. talkin73's Avatar
      talkin73 -
      Does it also mean no data on a call unless u r on the phone with another verizon volte phone? I can appreciate sending high def sound between handsets but if u r using data that isn't between the handsets?
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      But why would we use it when data is expensive yet voice is free...?
      in case you needed to browse the interwebs while on the phone.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Ugh, Verizon, the scummiest cell phone company along with (you guessed it!) AT&T.
    1. Lecram25's Avatar
      Lecram25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Competing U.S. cellular carrier AT&T has offered simultaneous voice and data on their network for quite a long time, as the GSM network was capable of the feature even since the original iPhone.
      This is an incorrect statement.

      It is UMTS (3G), with the addition of HSDPA, and not GSM (2G) which offers simultaneous voice and data.

      The original iPhone was a GSM-only device. Simultaneous voice and data on the iPhone has existed since the iPhone 3G, provided the carrier supported both UMTS and HSDPA.
    1. jw154j's Avatar
      jw154j -
      On Verizon's VoLTE service, if a customer is not on a call and the phone is in the idle state and drops out of LTE coverage, the phone will automatically switch over to CDMA 1X voice service. However, if a customer is on a VoLTE call and drops out of LTE coverage, the call will disconnect. Customers can also to turn VoLTE on and off in their phone's settings and return to CDMA 1X voice service. Calls won’t switch between 3G and 4G LTE networks. If your call starts on the 3G network and you move to a 4G LTE coverage area, your call will continue as a 3G/CDMA call. However, if your call starts on the 4G LTE network and you move to a non-4G coverage area, your call will drop. The following features are considered incompatible with Advanced Calling 1.0 at this time: Ringback Tones, Caller Name ID, Company Name ID. When adding the HD Voice feature, you’ll be notified of any incompatible features that exist on your line. These features will be removed from your line at the time HD Voice is added. If you’re in an area with a weak 4G LTE signal, you may want to consider temporarily turning off the VoLTE Call setting on your phone to avoid dropped calls (per Verizon's FAQ). Advanced Calling 1.0 on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus FAQs | Verizon Wireless

      AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) and T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) also support VoLTE, but because they have GSM and HSPA legacy networks, when customers on VoLTE calls drop out of LTE coverage their calls will not drop, thanks to a technology known as Enhanced Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (eSRVCC).

      AT&T offers VoLTE-based HD Voice in select areas in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin and said it will "continue to expand on a market-by-market basis to ensure the best possible customer experience." AT&T only supports VoLTE-based HD Voice on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini right now but plans to add more phones that support VoLTE.