Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Lynn La, CNET news, 8/2/16 Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know. In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their phone plans, one of the main draws of networks that integrate Wi-Fi technology like Republic Wireless and Google’s Project Fi is they […]

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Posted on August 2, 2016 at 10:18 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Leaked T-Mobile doc reveals it’s launching data-only plans

Mariella Moon, Engadget, 3/31/16 Well, okay, they’re data plans with unlimited text messaging. T-Mobile is preparing to launch six new Simple Choice plans on March 30th, according to a leaked image obtained by TmoNews. Based on the info in the image that we’ve embedded below the fold, these upcoming plans are tailored for subscribers who […]

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Posted on March 31, 2016 at 9:10 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GSA: VoLTE deployments reach 40 worldwide

Anne Morris, Fierce Wireless, 12/18/15 The number of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) deployments has reached 40 worldwide, as mobile operators continue to focus on improving the quality of voice services by offering high-definition (HD) voice on 2G/3G and 4G networks. According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), the total number of HD voice deployments including VoLTE […]

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Posted on December 18, 2015 at 8:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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After VoLTE, what is the future of the telephone call?

Mike Dano, FierceWireless, 9/4/14 After years of discussion, hype and delays, Voice over LTE technology is finally real in the United States. Verizon Wireless  plans to launch the technology nationwide in the next few weeks, AT&T Mobility  has launched VoLTE in a handful of markets, and T-Mobile US has launched VoLTE across its nationwide LTE […]

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Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:54 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe

Simon Rockman, The Register, 7/17/14 FreedomPop touts ‘free’ calls, texts and data Freemium mobile network FreedomPop has set its sights on Europe. The LA-based company has signed a deal with BASE, a subsidiary of Dutch telco and MVNO-lover KPN. It will launch in Belgium and then plans to expand to the UK, Germany, France and […]

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Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:10 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Meet VoLTE, The Future Of Phone Calls

Dan Rowinski, ReadWriteWeb, 6/2/14 The Next Big Thing for mobile phones will help out carriers and smartphone makers quite a bit. Consumers? Not so much. If you haven’t already, soon you’re going to be hearing a lot about a new standard for making mobile phone calls: VoLTE. It stands for “voice over LTE,” but what […]

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Posted on June 2, 2014 at 9:07 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile goes circuit-less in Seattle with voice over LTE, HD voice

Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service, 5/27/14 Carrying voice calls over LTE means faster call setup, the carrier said T-Mobile USA has rolled out voice over LTE in its home base of Seattle, offering high-definition voice and promising benefits to subscribers from a technology that in time could save carriers a lot of money. VoLTE carries […]

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Posted on May 27, 2014 at 7:41 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sprint launches Wi-Fi calling, turning the Galaxy Mega, S4 Mini into IP phones

Kevin Fitchard, GigaOM, 2/25/14 In what could be a precursor to a full-blown voice-over-LTE service, Sprint is turning on voice-over-Wi-Fi in two Samsung smartphones, with more devices to follow. In the next few weeks, Sprint customers with a Samsung Galaxy Mega or a Galaxy S4 Mini will get an over-the-air software update that will turn […]

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Posted on February 25, 2014 at 7:27 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Viber announces Viber Out calls for iOS, goes head to head with Skype

Michael Grothaus, TUAW, 12/11/13 Viber Media, the company behind the popular cross-platform messaging and VoIP app Viber, has released version 4.1 of its iOS app today, which sees the company aggressively going after Skype with a new feature called Viber Out. Previously, Viber’s competitors were messaging apps on iOS like iMessages, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. […]

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Posted on December 11, 2013 at 8:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Voice-over-LTE won’t take off until 2015, will have to compete with telephony apps

Mikael Ricknas,  ComputerWorld, 7/24/13 Analysts expect to see 12 commercial VoLTE networks with 8 million subscribers by year-end The technology to implement Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is maturing, but mobile operators won’t roll out telephony services in earnest until 2015. At the same time apps like Skype and Fring are growing quickly in popularity, according to Infonetics […]

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Posted on July 24, 2013 at 11:03 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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