DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Samsung Announces Galaxy S III to be First HD Voice Over LTE Phone Globally

  1. Editor in Chief
    dgstorm's Avatar
    Member #
    154790
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    6,362
    Liked
    2080 times
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Model Here
    Premium Member
    #1

    Samsung Announces Galaxy S III to be First HD Voice Over LTE Phone Globally


    Just a few days ago, MetroPCS announced that they were rolling out their Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network in the U.S., and the LG Connect 4G would be their first phone to offer the service. Not to be outdone, Samsung has just announced that their new flagship, the Galaxy S III will be the first globally available HD VoLTE device. So, technically, the SGS3 wasn't the first VoLTE device, but their distinction to be the first globally available phone to offer that service is notable.

    Regardless, the fact that they are pushing forward with this technology is quite appreciated. How quickly we see this tech develop will depend upon the carriers and how quickly they move to adopt it. While that is the eventual plan for carriers like Verizon, AT&T and others, they will want to control the rate at which it moves to fit their agenda. In the long run, this will do nothing but benefit the profit margins of these companies because it moves cell-phone calls off of the old cellular networks and makes us use up our data limits faster. Because of this, you can probably expect them to move quickly on adopting it.

    Obviously this is a bit of a negative, but in the long run, VoLTE will be the wave of the future, and its promise of better and more reliable calls might be worth the growing pains.

    Samsung announced that the first international carrier to start offering the service will be South Korea's SK Telecom. Here's a quote below from the Samsung press statement,

    The global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies is supporting VoLTE with the GALAXY S III LTE model in Korea in August, to be followed by availability in global LTE markets, positioning Samsung at the forefront of the LTE market and mobile communications technology.

    VoLTE uses an IP packet-based service for both voice and data, allowing for new multimedia services to be introduced, such as being able to convert from voice call to video call. It also offers more than twice the voice frequency of 3G and HD-level audio codec (AMR-WB), providing high quality voice calls comparable to having a direct conversation with someone in person.

    In comparison to a regular mVoIP service, VoLTE does not require the download of an additional app for a calling service. As a result, inconveniences resulting from changes in network environment, such as call connection delay and call misconnections are significantly improved. Unlike previous LTE smartphones that use a 3G network for voice services, VoLTE enabled GALAXY S III LTE shifts the transmission of voice calls from a third generation network to a LTE one, creating a big cost saving.

    The new VoLTE enabled GALAXY S III LTE is a result of Samsung’s 20 years of mobile communication technology development and business experience.


    GALAXY S III LTE devices can be upgraded to VoLTE services via a software update, without the need for additional communication chips.
    Thanks for the tip, Jeffrey!

    Source: S3Forums via Samsung
  2. Super Moderator
    94lt1's Avatar
    Member #
    247267
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    SE TX
    Posts
    10,958
    Liked
    1421 times
    Phone
    DROID ULTRA MAXX
    Premium Member
    #2
    Kewl. The s3 is an awesome device.. I like the at&t version far more than vzw's version..

    I wonder who's going to follow... ?
    FEEL THE POWER OF DROID!!!
  3. Droid Sensei
    tjk629's Avatar
    Member #
    24029
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    3,046
    Liked
    198 times
    Phone
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    #3
    Wasn't the LG Revolution "technically" the first voLTE device? Cause, I remember verizon was using that phone to demonstrate the technology a year ago.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-29-2012, 05:56 PM
  2. Samsung announces LTE version of Galaxy S II
    By Tegamal in forum Droid Forums Member News Depot
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-28-2011, 07:43 AM
  3. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-26-2011, 10:38 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-09-2011, 09:46 PM
  5. Samsung announces Galaxy S Android Superphone
    By Shadez in forum Android Smart Phones
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-23-2010, 03:32 PM

Search tags for this page

galaxy s 4 voice over lte trigger
,
galaxy s4 support volte?
,

metro pcs new galaxy

,
resulting from changes in network environment, such as call
,
samsung galaxy s iii voice over lte
,
voice over lte samsung lg motorola
,
voice over on the galaxy 3
,
voiceover for samsung phones
,
volte galaxy s4
,
volte metropcs samsung phone
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+