Rumor mill: U.S. VoLTE delays until end of 2013, 2014


The outlook for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in America is pretty dire, with sources saying it might be until late 2013 before Verizon lights up nationwide coverage. and 2014 for Sprint.  One person with insight into LTE said AT&T had an outside chance of beating Verizon.

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MetroPCS snubs HD voice on VoLTE rollout


MetroPCS has apparently snubbed supporting AMR-WB and HD voice on its VoLTE rollout.  A piece on says the company is using a 7 kHz codec at this time.

Various company statements from MetroPCS allude to HD voice, but the company appears to be betting on RCS – Rich Communications Services – to attract […]

MetroPCS claims they beat the Koreans on VoLTE–but who knew?


MetroPCS says it launched the first commercial launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) on August 7, along with availability of the “world’s VoLTE-capable handsets” and the first sale of a VoLTE-capable handset out of one of its Dallas/Fort Worth store locations.   But who knew? The South Koreans have been talking up VoLTE for weeks […]