Vodafone finishes VoLTE trials

Phone call speed and quality is being revolutionised.

Vodafone finishes VoLTE trials

New technology in smartphones and mobile networks are revolutionising phone call quality and speed, but when will you be able to get your hands on VoLTE?

What is it?

VoLTE stands for Voice Over Long-Term Evolution, and it’s not as complicated as it sounds. VoLTE is the process of making voice phone calls using your smartphone’s 4G network, rather than the traditional phone network.

The benefits of this new technology include crystal-clear voice calls, quick connections and virtually no lag.

Vodafone Chief Technology Officer Benoit Hanssen has said, “With VoLTE, customers will enjoy call connection times that are two to three times quicker. There’ll be virtually no lag between pressing the call button and being connected to the number you’ve dialed.”

When can you get it?

Vodafone has just finished its trials with the technology and although no exact date for launch has been revealed, the technology can be expected sometime in 2015.

Are all phones compatible?

Unfortunately, this technology is currently only available for 4G enabled smartphones. Examples of 4G ready devices include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy s5, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. To find out if your device will be compatible, contact your phone manufacturer or service provider.

The top two competing telco companies in the United States are working together to ensure that their customers will be able to call each other on VoLTE, regardless of which company they are with. Do you think our telcos will act so civilly? Or do you think our phone networks are fine as they are? 





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    DavidB
    24th Feb 2015
    9:55am
    Extra call speed... will we have to talk faster? lol!
    Bernie
    24th Feb 2015
    10:09am
    It would be better if they spent money on improving network coverage!
    KSS
    24th Feb 2015
    12:49pm
    I've been with Vodafone for over 10 years and not had any issue. But then I don't have a smartphone!
    Macey05
    24th Feb 2015
    3:58pm
    As soon as my contract period is up with Telstra (I have a dongle) I am going with Vodaphone WIFI. Haven't had any issues unlike with Telstra
    particolor
    24th Feb 2015
    4:12pm
    Your Not an Orphan !! :-)
    Cheers !
    particolor
    24th Feb 2015
    4:14pm
    I want a Phone that calls the Number while I'm picking the phone up !! :-)
    Precious 1
    24th Feb 2015
    10:25pm
    I been with Optus for many years and have a really good deal with them.....I`
    Precious 1
    24th Feb 2015
    10:26pm
    If I choose to leave for other things now I `ll feel a traitor haha
    Precious 1
    24th Feb 2015
    10:26pm
    If I choose to leave for other things now I `ll feel a traitor haha
    Precious 1
    24th Feb 2015
    10:26pm
    If I choose to leave for other things now I `ll feel a traitor haha
    Harry
    25th Feb 2015
    10:58am
    Isn't this what Viber does already?


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