What is VoLTE?

What is VoLTE?

VoLTE is Voice over LTE.  If you are a Verizon subscriber, you have noticed voice and data options are not accessible simultaneously.  This has become a major issue for Verizon, and the LTE/VoLTE technology was chosen to combat the problem.  Simply speaking, the phone can only operate on one frequency at a time…either the voice network or the data network.

VoLTE is the future of voice.  Think of it at VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) using the highly effective and speedy LTE data network.  Similar in theory to how phone service is used over a cable television system.

With VoLTE Verizon will eventually be able to move all of its voice traffic from the older CDMA network to this new and improved and more efficient network.  The handsets will also be less expensive because it will be using a single technology.  It is even rumored that the current frequencies used for the older CDMA technologies can be repurposed to handle LTE for an even more robust network.