DanJones 10/14/2014 | 11:36:22 AM
Re: Voice plans The HD voice stuff I have tried definitely sounds better.
DanJones 10/14/2014 | 11:35:11 AM
Re: Voice plans Right and the advantage VoLTE has is that it will enable cross-device and cross-network comms. Or at least, it will, eventually...
melao2 10/14/2014 | 10:15:28 AM
Re: Voice plans Well, if the carriers dont make voice ubiquitous in our digital devices, the OTTs will do it (actually they already do).

So it is a must in my opinion, not the iPad specific thing, but the voice on our digital devices.
apj062005 10/14/2014 | 9:14:31 AM
Why NOT!! they absolutley should be enabling this on this go around.
Mitch Wagner 10/14/2014 | 4:50:29 AM
Re: Voice plans VoLTE on iPad is an opportunity to sell people a second mobile phone. What's not to like for carriers?
danielcawrey 10/13/2014 | 8:29:51 PM
Re: Voice plans I wonder if SIP-based telephony will equal better voice quality?

If there is one thing that I have noticed about Facebook Messenger's calling, it's that the voice quality is much better than that of my regular cell service on my phone. I think that is a virtue of it being a data-based service that Facebook wants to make sure has really good quality. At least, that's what I'm thinking. 
milan03 10/13/2014 | 5:57:46 PM
Voice plans Releasing an updated IP stack isn't the main issue here. It's the wireless operators selling and activating iPads with the voice plan enabled. 

Remember, VoLTE requires a valid voice plan since it's running on the baseband processor, not the application processor like other OTT solutions. So even though VoLTE leverages LTE data packets for voice sessions, those QCI=1 packets are coming out of your voice bucket not counted towards your data allotment.

So it's up to the operator to provision your iPad service for voice (over LTE), assuming that users are fine using generic iPad phone number. Enabling iPad for VoLTE operation via iOS CarrierBundle software update is literally the easiest part, and a non-issue here.
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