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Verizon Activates VoLTE for iPhone 6 Owners

by Fox Van Allen on September 22, 2014

Apple iPhone 6 Plus in Landscape ModeVoice over LTE (VoLTE) calling has arrived on the Verizon network for new Apple iPhone 6 owners. The technology allows for next-generation, high-definition calls at no extra cost with reduced background noise. Another nice feature: With Voice over LTE, you can finally make voice calls and use your 4G LTE data connection to surf the net or access apps at the same time.

Verizon only flipped the switch on its Advanced Calling 1.0 VoLTE network earlier this month, so you may have to deal with an unusually high number of dropped calls as the bugs get worked out. Verizon HD Voice is available on only three compatible devices: the Samsung Galaxy S5, the LG G2 and now the Apple iPhone 6. That’s no small limitation, since you’ll need to be calling a VoLTE-ready phone from your own VoLTE-ready device to complete a call in true HD Voice.

Before you can use VoIP on your Verizon iPhone 6, you’ll need to enable it on your phone. Make sure your phone is connected to the Verizon network first. Then enter your phone’s settings, tap ‘Cellular’ and then tap ‘Enable LTE.’ Choose ‘Voice & Data,’ and your phone should be ready to make next-generation, HD calls. Note that some Verizon customers are reporting that they had to activate the feature with Verizon first before activating it on their phones. You can do so by logging in to your Verizon Wireless account online, choosing Manage My Account and then choosing Change Features. Look for the free Advanced Calling 1.0 option, and make sure it’s activated.

Even if you’re not on Verizon, you should still be able to enjoy HD voice on your new iPhone 6. T-Mobile’s VoLTE service went nationwide this July, so you should be able to enjoy HD voice calling on its network out of the box. Sprint too boasts a nationwide HD Voice network, with 4G LTE available in “more than 470 markets.” AT&T is lagging behind a bit, but still offers VoLTE in a handful of Midwest markets including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Minnesota.


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From TOMAS on December 03, 2014 :: 8:44 am

Though VoLTE is available for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus when enabled both on the account and on the device, the video feature is NOT YET SUPPORTED for the phones—for whatever reason, Verizon and/or Apple have delayed the video feature (VZW says that it will come with a future update). Video on VoLTE is only available on the SAMSUNG Galaxy S5 and the LG G3, the only non-iPhone devices that support VoLTE.



From Norman L. Towson on September 23, 2015 :: 1:36 pm

Please get your information correct.

Many lying about specs & even calling 12 kHz voip HD. iPhone/SKype, Some Samsung 5G & LG can do 8-12-16 or 24 kHZ (24khz on 4G/Wifi only): but none do Real HD with is Pro 48kHz! You should not let there marketing hype fool you and pass it on like everyone seems to do with 4G LTE. (Which is not true 4G spec so they call an upgraded 3G, 4G LTE for marketing hype!

Narrow band is 8kHZ, Wideband is 16-24kHz, Real HD Starts at 48 kHz Full band (Blue Ray Quality) like

  You should check this out and print a retraction.

Norm Towson


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