Project Fi is now testing Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology with a subset of its customers. Since its inception, Project Fi has used the traditional approach of falling to HSPA when making a call. With VoLTE, call quality is improved, calls connect faster and data browsing is faster while in calls.
Verizon officially announced the rollout of its XLTE service back in May of 2014. The improved LTE coverage only saw a small rollout, but since then the big red carrier has been rolling out XLTE to new markets.
That includes an announcement from Verizon today, which says that XLTE now covers 13 additional markets in the United ... Read More »
Choosing a carrier is tough. You have to put money down on the service and the phone, so switching is expensive. Back when contracts were a thing, you also had early termination fees to deal with, but thankfully that’s no longer the case for the most part.
Sprint is changing things up with a 30-day ... Read More »
It’s possible to make a smartphone that’s compatible with all four major carriers in the US. Look at the Moto X Pure Edition and the new Nexus devices, which can go between AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon at will. HTC was hoping to achieve the same thing with the unlocked One A9, but unfortunately those plans ... Read More »
The previously announced AT&T NumberSync will allow you to use multiple devices with one phone number. This means multiple phones or even wearables can be used as your phone, with your original phone number.
If you’ve lived in Northern California, and especially in the Bay Area, chances are you’ve taken BART. BART is a high-speed, mostly underground train that can take you quite far for a pretty reasonable price, and plenty of people take advantage of it to avoid driving and having to park.
Previously, mobile connections have been ... Read More »
Mike Haberman, Verizon’s vice president of network support, is speaking out today on Verizon’s plans for its LTE network throughout 2015. According to Haberman, 2015 is going to be a big year for Verizon. Next year Verizon is planning changes and improvements to VoLTE, MIMO and spectrum refarming, and will introduce carrier aggregation.
It’s been in the works for a while now, and it seems Verizon is finally ready to release it. The company has launched Advanced Calling 1.0, or Big Red’s version of VoLTE (Voice over LTE). This allows you to make calls over your data network, providing HD voice quality and allowing for video calls without ... Read More »
Smartphones may be able to do pretty much anything, but cellular phones originated for a very specific purpose: mobile voice communication. That’s funny because it’s a huge weakness of every cellphone out there. No matter what network you’re on, call quality is pretty crap these days compared to a Skype chat on a subpar Internet connection.