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AT&T Expands VoLTE Network

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In May, AT&T launched their Voice Over LTE service, or VoLTE, in select areas across the country, just to test the waters and see how it works. As it turns out, the service was pretty popular even with the limitations of both parties needing a phone capable of HD Voice calls and both parties must be in a VoLTE supported area.

Yesterday, AT&T has announced that they have expanded their VoLTE service to select areas in the following regions:

  • District of Colombia
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

For those of you still feeling a little lost, you probably missed all of the articles we wrote about VoLTE cross-networking and the cooperation between AT&T and Verizon to get VoLTE to work across networks. But that’s all right. Basically, VoLTE is being hailed as the next generation of voice calling and provides clearer sound by sending the voice data over a 4G network instead of the old 2G or 3G.

Here’s a video AT&T put out explaining it pretty succinctly:

VoLTE is still pretty limited, but I have heard great things about it from everyone who has ever tried it. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to test it out myself yet, but clearer voice can’t possibly be a bad thing. If you’ve used VoLTE (or HD Voice, as AT&T is calling it) let me know your thoughts and experiences in the comments!