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Verizon VoLTE Testing Spotted

Verizon Wireless also appears to be testing voice-over-LTE as it pulls together 4G network upgrades for 2014.

Sharp-eyed reader milan03 has spotted a VoLTE engineering menu on his Verizon variant of the Samsung Note 3.

This would fit with previous statements by Verizon executives. In April, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that the carrier's first VoLTE handset would arrive early in 2014. (See Verizon Promises Voice-Over-LTE in 2014.)

VoLTE could be just one of the updates that Big Red is planning for 2014. Verizon told Light Reading last week that it is "preparing" its network for LTE-Advanced features. No word from the carrier on timing yet. (See Verizon Gearing Up for LTE-Advanced Services?)

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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DOShea 12/27/2013 | 10:17:31 AM
AT&T Did AT&T already launch a VoLTE device? I know at one point they were talking about the end of this year, but not sure if they changed the plan at some point or actually met that goal.
Sarah Thomas 12/27/2013 | 9:14:28 AM
Great work, Milan03! Big props to Milan03! He's always on top of the network upgrades. Good to see Verizon sticking to its (adjusted) timeline on VoLTE. The tests will be an important indication of whether they can continue to stick to it on actual deployments.
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