Verizon Wireless Begins Offering LTE HD Voice and Video Calling
US carrier Verizon Wireless has started offering HD Voice and Video Calling across its nationwide network on select smartphones. Operator has launched service as Advanced Calling 1.0.
Verizon’s VoLTE service uses the AMR-wideband standard, the accepted industry norm for this service. HD Voice and Video Calling work only when both people are in the Verizon 4G LTE coverage area and are using VoLTE-enabled smartphones from Verizon. The calling experience customers know today remains the same if one Verizon customer uses a VoLTE-enabled phone and the other doesn’t, or if a customer with a Verizon smartphone calls a customer of another carrier or a landline phone.
Verizon’s VoLTE will also offer video calling options, including making and receiving video calls directly from contact lists. As part of the VoLTE video calling experience, customers have the ability to change their calls instantly from voice-only to voice and video. The rollout also sets the stage for future enhancements through Rich Communications Services (RCS), which enable things like including large file transfer, more robust group messaging, and more location sharing.