Verizon announces initial rollout of VoLTE, HD voice for the “coming weeks”

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It’s been many years in the works, but Verizon is today announcing its first official rollout plans for its voice-over LTE, or VoLTE, service. VoLTE, which has already been launched in limited markets by AT&T and T-Mobile, utlizes LTE data networks to carry voice traffic, unlike traditional cellular networks that have different streams for voice and data services. Verizon’s launch of VoLTE, set to begin in the nebulous timeframe of “the coming weeks,” will be nationwide, unlike the limited rollouts by AT&T and T-Mobile. But the carrier is restricting it to select devices and requiring customers to opt-in to use VoLTE before it making it more widely available across its 100 million-plus customers.

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