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RitchBlasi
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5/27/2014 | 2:01:06 PM
VoLTE
Here we go again with the boasting rights.  None of this is going to be a big deal until there is a national footprint.  Even if backward compatibility works flawlessly.  For Verizon, VoLTE makes sense since it wasn't able to offer simultaneous voice and data, for GSM guys, it's the next evolutionary step and maybe not required as much.  Legre can add this to his "no-contract/contract," and "intl roaming on 2G" feathers in his caps.  He might want to keep an eye on those profits though.
Mitch Wagner
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5/23/2014 | 1:46:44 PM
Re: VoLTE wars
I expect the iPhone will get support for VoLTE soon enough. 

The iPhone is reportedly technically capable of supporting VoLTE now, but there are network barriers. Also, battery life is something to be concerned about. The iPhone 5, at least, has pretty bad battery life even without VoLTE making an additional drain. 
sarahthomas1011
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5/23/2014 | 11:59:41 AM
Re: VoLTE wars
This post suggests the latest iPhones are VoLTE capable, but I'm not so sure. Either way, I don't think we'll see Apple allowing it on this generation of devices. 
sarahthomas1011
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5/22/2014 | 8:26:34 PM
Re: VoLTE wars
Nope. Just a (very) few select Androids right now. 
DHagar
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DHagar,
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5/22/2014 | 8:08:22 PM
Re: VoLTE
@FakeMitchWagner, first counts doesn't it?

This sounds like we are moving forward into the future - the race is on!
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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5/22/2014 | 7:31:32 PM
Re: VoLTE wars
One day lead doesn't make much difference, but it's a nice way to tweak the competition. 
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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5/22/2014 | 7:30:57 PM
Re: VoLTE wars
Do you know if the iPhone 5 supports VoLTE? Reason I ask is that it already has terrible battery life, and if VoLTE drains the battery well that will just exacerbate the problem. 
sarahthomas1011
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sarahthomas1011,
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5/22/2014 | 5:13:03 PM
Re: VoLTE wars
No one mentioned that in their announcements. You'd think it'd have to be on par by now or they wouldn't move forward. That was one of the reasons for the many delays, after all.
KBode
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KBode,
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5/22/2014 | 5:07:13 PM
Re: VoLTE wars
Eager to see some actual hands on. Have they resolved the battery issues that delayed so many of these deployments to begin with?
sarahthomas1011
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sarahthomas1011,
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5/22/2014 | 3:56:51 PM
VoLTE wars
Looks like (or sounds like) VoLTE is going to become the new marketing wars topic. All of these services have serious geographic and handset limitations, but good to see the progress. Will be interesting to hear how they sound and interconnect with each other too.


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