1. dpham00's Avatar
    While volte would give better voice calling and probably better battery life and potentially a simpler bill just for data sounds enticing, the reality is that Verizon would find other ways to gouge the customer, perhaps with unfriendly plans.


    But really my biggest concern is that Verizon would make volte devices incompatible with current plans(or last least currently grandfathered plans) , meaning if you want the latest device once volte deployment is complete, then you would have to move to a new plan. And my guess is that for me, any new plan would be much more costly than what I am paying now.

    Granted this is all speculation but I have a feeling that volte implementation would be bad news for me.


    What about you? Are you looking forward to VoLTE, or cringing at the thought of it?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    01-16-2014 10:43 PM
  2. wizzrah's Avatar
    While volte would give better voice calling and probably better battery life and potentially a simpler bill just for data sounds enticing, the reality is that Verizon would find other ways to gouge the customer, perhaps with unfriendly plans.


    But really my biggest concern is that Verizon would make volte devices incompatible with current plans(or last least currently grandfathered plans) , meaning if you want the latest device once volte deployment is complete, then you would have to move to a new plan. And my guess is that for me, any new plan would be much more costly than what I am paying now.

    Granted this is all speculation but I have a feeling that volte implementation would be bad news for me.


    What about you? Are you looking forward to VoLTE, or cringing at the thought of it?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro

    I'm concerned for the network. Don't you think it would crowd it up?
    01-16-2014 10:47 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    I don't like it because data prices will be dumb... Then customers have to be careful not to stream to much music or something in a month just so they can make phone calls... Stupid.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    01-17-2014 09:20 AM
  4. shouse3's Avatar
    So to make a voice call it uses your data? If that's the case than its not a good thing

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    01-17-2014 11:43 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    So to make a voice call it uses your data? If that's the case than its not a good thing

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    Yeah VoLTE (voice over LTE) would use your data.

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    01-17-2014 11:58 AM
  6. Barry Test's Avatar
    VoLTE would be bad for me since 4G is weak drops alot at my house. Trying to make a call would not work.
    01-17-2014 12:30 PM
  7. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    Is this going to be something required by VZW?

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    01-17-2014 01:40 PM
  8. shouse3's Avatar
    I wish Tmo service was better I would drop verzion in a heartbeat. A 20 gig block is 150 a month on top of the other stuff. well they can keep their volte it don't seem worth it

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    01-17-2014 01:49 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Is this going to be something required by VZW?

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    Eventually in the future it will all be VoLTE but it won't be for awhile.

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    01-17-2014 03:02 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Eventually in the future it will all be VoLTE but it won't be for awhile.

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    Verizon said that it would sunset cdma 2021 at the earliest. But when the last non volte capable phone would come to Verizon is unknown. Still, if you have an old phone, you should be safe until 2021 at the earliest. How much you would want to use an ancient phone is another story.

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    01-17-2014 05:15 PM
  11. hokiesteve's Avatar
    Yeah VoLTE (voice over LTE) would use your data.

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    I don't know that is true. they may still bill the volte traffic as voice traffic since it isn't just another VoIP application but rather an add on to the LTE network.

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    01-18-2014 08:33 AM
  12. cbreze's Avatar
    I don't use my phone a lot for voice but some use a lot of voice time. I would think in order for this to work and not be a data hungry , money gulping feature then Verizon would have to come up with another way of billing for calls. I seriously doubt a 2gig data plan would be popular if a few calls exhausted it. Does anyone even know how much data per minute would be used during a call? Of course not. This is unchartered territory. I trust Verizon will figure out a way to make them money while retaining customers. Its what they do best, right?
    01-18-2014 09:22 AM
  13. murof's Avatar
    There are many things they could do. I am sure they could monitor which traffic is voice traffic and bill it as such. I doubt much will change in that regard. I don't have any numbers but I am a sure voice traffic doesn't use much data on the grand scheme of things comparatively, anyway. By then, I am sure most of their spectrum will be dedicated to whatever future generation of LTE is available as well.

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    01-18-2014 12:16 PM
  14. binaryhermit's Avatar
    MMS/Picture messaging technically uses data, but you don't get billed for the usage, just for the message (FWIW, they used to bill for the message and the data, but it hasn't been like that in years). I could see VoLTE being billed similarly.
    01-18-2014 05:37 PM
  15. ki11ak3nn's Avatar
    I wish Tmo service was better I would drop verzion in a heartbeat. A 20 gig block is 150 a month on top of the other stuff. well they can keep their volte it don't seem worth it

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    T-Mo in Seattle looks to be pretty good (since it's a Seattle based company) I'm making the switch later this week. Just need to sell my Note 3 first. You should get a pre-paid phone to test out T-Mo to see if it truly is that bad. I know for sure data speeds are way faster for T-Mo than Verizon. I regularly only get about 10 Mbps down on Verizon and about 40 on T-Mo.

    Sent from my Black on Black Verizon Note 3
    01-19-2014 10:02 AM
  16. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    I called them, the towers they have in my area would only give me 2G service.

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    01-19-2014 10:11 AM
  17. diesteldorf's Avatar
    The only reason I am looking forward to it is for the devices. I love my Nexus 7 LTE and have been using it as my primary device for almost 2 months.

    You can truly see and appreciate how Big Red's 4G network has grown, when you are using a 4G only device and don't even realize it all the time.

    A couple years ago, having a 4G only device would mean large areas with no coverage. If Verizon moved to volte, I would think that it would be easier for companies to release 4G only unlocked devices, with or without Big Red's approval.
    01-19-2014 12:27 PM
  18. shouse3's Avatar
    I have both verzion and tmo. I live in Houston and I have a dead spot in my living room with tmo. I do alot of traveling with work (truck driver) so coverage is very important to my self and my family. So with 5 smartphones, 1 ipad and 20 gigs data you can guess what my bill is like. My wife an I have been talking about switching to tmo, but with the dead spot in the house I can't swap now. You go down the street and boom LTE! And that sucks

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    01-21-2014 06:06 PM
  19. sierrajinx9's Avatar
    This is sad

    Also, I wish VERIZON would process their MMS Messages like Sprint did! If you where on WIFI... The Network would know and all MMS Messaging would be sent/received over your WIFI Connection...
    01-21-2014 11:43 PM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    Voice Calls will NOT go against data usage... Just because the calls will be "ON LTE" does not mean it will be billed as data... It will still be billed as CALLS, Per Minute or Unlimited! VoLTE is the new future... SPRINTS New Network is CDMA & 4G VoLTE but VoLTE is disabled because they use CDMA (Which will be going away).... TMOBILES NETWORK is also VoLTE Ready...

    Its already been NOTED that Voice Calls will still be billed as MINUTES... They will need to upgrade Backhaul though, because Voice Calls will still take up BANDWITH, even if its billed and labeled a voice call

    Also, I wish VERIZON would process their MMS Messages like Sprint did! If you where on WIFI... The Network would know and all MMS Messaging would be sent/received over your WIFI Connection...
    Where did they say it would still be minutes? I don't remember reading that but I'd like to.

    Also I agree.. T-Mobile's wifi calling allows calls, texts, and MMS via wifi.. Very convenient.

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    01-22-2014 11:17 AM
  21. sierrajinx9's Avatar
    You are correct sir... The Article i had saved has been updated....

    This is me Shedding a tear --> ;..(
    01-22-2014 02:16 PM
  22. sierrajinx9's Avatar
    Do you think they would just convert the MINUTES into Data? Figure out per the data rate of the call, how much data 1,000 minutes would need. and then say you would have so much data allowance for just calls, and then your normal data plan?

    Or Maybe since most plans make you pay for UNLIMITED MINUTES anyway.. They will figure out how to make it so CALLS do not count toward your normal data allotment?
    Channan likes this.
    01-22-2014 02:31 PM

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