MetroPCS becomes first carrier to launch Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service

MetroPCS, the budget carrier that offers unlimited plans without a contract is going big. The company announced that it has launched its Voice over LTE service (VoLTE), a major milestone because this is the first carrier in the world to launch the service. The new VoLTE service uses the LTE network (instead of the old 3G network) to make and receive calls. With VoLTE, you can expect clearer calls, less drops, and overall better service when making calls.

To launch their new VoLTE service, MetroPCS will be selling the new VoLTE-capable LG Connect 4G. At the moment, the LG Connect 4G is the only VoLTE-capable phone on MetroPCS, and it’s only available at the company’s Dallas / Fort Worth store location. Don’t worry though; MetroPCS says that more capable phones will be offered in more locations in the coming weeks.

Congrats to MetroPCS for being the first to launch their VoLTE service. They were the first in the U.S. (ahead of the big players like Verizon, A&TT, and Sprint) to launch LTE service, and now they’re first to launch VoLTE.

Source: MetroPCS | via Engadget