Aug 12 AT 12:46 PM Alex Wagner 1 Comment

Verizon pushes debut of LTE-only phones to 2016

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Ahead of Verizon’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) launch later this year, the big red carrier today gave us a new window of time in which we can expect to see LTE-only phones launch.

Speaking at a conference earlier today, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo revealed that his carrier plans to launch its first LTE-only handset in the first half of 2016. That’s a tad later than the 2014 LTE-only release window that Verizon gave us last year.

One of the ways that Verizon sells itself to consumers is its network quality, and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Ol’ Red wants to make sure that its VoLTE service has a solid foundation before selling a phone that totally relies on that service for phone calls. We just hope that the first LTE-only device doesn’t get hit with another delay. We want all VoLTE, all the time!

Source: Engadget

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    It’s nice to see that all that innovation that the cellular providers claim will be the result of non-regulation of the industry is coming so quickly. Oh, wait. Another year later?

  1. MostlyDigitalGuest 10 months ago

    It’s nice to see that all that innovation that the cellular providers claim will be the result of non-regulation of the industry is coming so quickly. Oh, wait. Another year later?