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Old 24-04-2013, 13:41
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With EE testing VoLTE at the end of 2013 I had been wondering if there are any compatible handsets out there that support VoLTE. Luckily enough Ive managed to find one. LG MS840. This is being tested on MetroPCS in the USA. Battery life however seems to be an issue

http://gigaom.com/2012/11/28/volte-c...g-voice-calls/

http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones/lg-MS840-connect4g
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Old 24-04-2013, 13:44
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With EE testing VoLTE at the end of 2013 I had been wondering if there are any compatible handsets out there that support VoLTE. Luckily enough Ive managed to find one. LG MS840. This is being tested on MetroPCS in the USA. Battery life however seems to be an issue

http://gigaom.com/2012/11/28/volte-c...g-voice-calls/

http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones/lg-MS840-connect4g
Interesting I hadn't heard of this problem it looks like that this will be something which isn't seen being used until they fix battery problems.
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Old 24-04-2013, 14:32
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Don't all current 4G phones support VoLTE? or am i totally wrong?
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Old 24-04-2013, 14:37
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Don't all current 4G phones support VoLTE? or am i totally wrong?
No they don't as it's seen as the next step in 4G technology current phones are still at the beginning steps of LTE. From what I understand VoLTE is in the middle and after that comes LTE-Advanced.

I believe that is correct at least it is an important step forward with technology and it will be interesting to see when it happens I expect a lot of next year's flagship phones will support it though.
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Old 24-04-2013, 15:06
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No they don't as it's seen as the next step in 4G technology current phones are still at the beginning steps of LTE. From what I understand VoLTE is in the middle and after that comes LTE-Advanced.

I believe that is correct at least it is an important step forward with technology and it will be interesting to see when it happens I expect a lot of next year's flagship phones will support it though.
But i thought phones like the GS3 LTE and GS4 already support VoLTE, but it just needs to be enabled?
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Old 24-04-2013, 15:13
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But i thought phones like the GS3 LTE and GS4 already support VoLTE, but it just needs to be enabled?
Hmm your correct I must of missed that. I wouldn't hold out your hopes of it happening for a while yet though very few phones support and the some people on the GS3 LTE struggle get through the day with normal calls interesting to see thanks for that though. But not all LTE phones support it basically VoLTE is going to be like Skype but constant for phone calls.
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Old 24-04-2013, 15:18
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But i thought phones like the GS3 LTE and GS4 already support VoLTE, but it just needs to be enabled?
Im not sure if they are compatible with VoLTE. The only one im sure of is the LG MS840.
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Old 24-04-2013, 15:24
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The biggest problem about VoLTE is how to work out a pricing structure for it as it purely uses data to do calls. So EE saying that 500MB is going to be enough for people is not true at all as from what tests have done it's going be 38mb/hour so that works out about 13.1 hours of phone calls a month that's without any email checking or anything else.
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Old 24-04-2013, 22:27
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I'm fairly sure voice calls won't use your data allowance.
They'll be billed exactly as they do now.
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Old 25-04-2013, 00:10
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Looks like the Galaxy S3 LTE version supports VoLTE.


http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/08/s...t-volte-calls/
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