Home - , - Verizon Prepaid Users Now Ready to Enjoy HD Voice

Verizon Prepaid Users Now Ready to Enjoy HD Voice

verizon-wireless-4g-wireless
Good news to all who are using Verizon's prepaid service. Just recently, the carrier secretly launched its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology. With this, prepaid users can now enjoy HD Voice calls through their 4G LTE network. Instead of the traditional voice network, HD Voice calls are:
  • Clearer and natural sounding
  • Allows internet browsing and use of other data while on a call
  • 6-way conference calls
  • 1-way or 2-way video calls
  • Wi-Fi Calling
If you are using Verizon's prepaid network and you have a device capable of HD Voice calls, you can easily add the service for no extra charge. The calls you make using this service are billed as minutes provided along with your plan, just as they are with standard calls. To add the service to your account, visit My Verizon page.

To make HD Voice calls, the two devices need to have HD Voice switched on and have connection through Verizon's 4G LTE network. There are some HD Voice-capable devices that don't support Video Calling so make sure to check with your device manufacturer. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi Calling requires a suitable Wi-Fi Calling-capable phone.

With VoLTE in place, Verizon prepaid users may enjoy up to three times more voice and data capacity compared to the traditional 3G network technologies. VoLTE also permits carriers to increase their bandwidth.


Source: Verizon Wireless

Tags: ,

30 comments:

Comment Page :
  1. One more reason to use Verizon prepaid over an mvno...volte...the others are, thy are not going anywhere. And full speed LTE...not 5mbps like the mvnos
    ..

    ReplyDelete
  2. People go the way of MVNO to save money really. More data for a lesser price. People are ok with no VoLTE and capped speeds.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No speed caps with MetroPCS. Oh and VoLTE is available.

      Delete
    2. MetroPCS coverage is rather poor compared to Verizon: resulting in Metro speeds being capped to 0mbps in so much of the country that is well covered by LTE Verizon.

      Delete
  3. VoLTE will eventually be allowed to MVNOs just like LTE was. It may be some time but I'm sure it will eventually happen.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Welcome to the 21st century Verizon Prepaid. You guys are a little late to the party.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Was this function already in place for post paid subscribers?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you phone was voLTE capable, yes it was available to post paid subscribers

      Delete
    2. Yes. This article talks about its availability for Prepaid users.

      Delete
  6. When I had T-Mobile, I only truly used voLTE once or twice. It requires the other person to have a voLTE capable phone and enabled for it to work.
    Honestly, voLTE is not a deal breaker for me. I'm fine without it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's not how VoLTE works. Both ends need VoLTE for HD calling and right now that only works between T-Mobile/Metro customers. VoLTE just means calls over LTE.

      Delete
    2. I read somewhere that T-Mobile has engineered VoLTE where the voice quality is enhanced on a connection where only one of the phones is VoLTE capable.

      Delete
    3. "That's not how VoLTE works"
      LOL it looks to me that what you are saying and the other person is saying is the same..lol

      Delete
    4. From Fierce Wireless, it looks like Anon@6:05pm is right...
      "Both handsets must have HD Voice turned on to make VoLTE calls, and the service requires LTE connections on both ends. Some VoLTE-enabled phones don’t support video calling, and Wi-Fi calling requires a phone that can support that technology."

      Delete
  7. Just the reason I left Verizon PP when they didn't offer Wifi calling. I ended up going to TMo and saving money every month and getting all the bells and whistles.
    I've seen over 50Mbps download speed with TMo PP, doesn't seem to be limited to 8Mb..

    S

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anyone know of any Android phones out now or scheduled for release soon that take advantage of this? Something around $200-300?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The following phones priced under $300 support HD Voice according to Verizon Wireless. Click the link to see the full list.
      Samsung Galaxy J3
      LG K8
      LG K4
      HTC Desire 530
      HTC Desire 526

      Delete
    2. Verizon has been including VoLTE (aka "Advanced Calling") on phones for years now. You can pick up an older phone like the LG G2/G3, Galaxy S5, etc and be able to use VoLTE.

      Delete
  9. I never knew both parties had to have volte to work, mind of awkward...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Both parties need VoLTE in order to take advantage of HD Voice. You can still use VoLTE to call even if the other party doesn't have VoLTE, it just won't be as good call quality.

      Delete
  10. Does it even work with other carriers' VoLTE?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The HD voice feature of it only works within the specific carrier network.
      In other words, If a T-Mobile VoLTE customer calls a Verizon VoLTE customer, the HD voice feature will not work.
      All networks are working so that one day they can but at the present time that is not the case.

      Delete
  11. Can a VZ Prepaid subscriber use VOLTE when calling an At&t subscriber? Or is VOLTE limited to the VZ network?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For now Verizon VoLTE only works with Verizon capable and enabled phones, the same goes for AT&T.

      Verizon and AT&T are currently working so that their VoLTE can be interoperable, meaning all of their customers can use it with each other regardless of which of the two networks they use, again provided they have phones that support VoLTE and that the feature is turned on in their phones.

      Delete
  12. Hate to burst you bubble, but it isn't working. I called a CS rep on Tues and her supervisor said is was only available for post paid, maybe soon?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I checked the link and it's there. I didn't see any errors. Tomorrow I'll receive my sim kit from Verizon and I will be testing it with the Samsung Galaxy J3.

      Delete
    2. It only works with Post paid accounts. Look on Verizon's FAQ for VoLTE. I don't know where all these false articles are coming from?

      Delete
    3. The source for this article was Verizon itself which announced on August 24 that VoLTE was available to prepaid customers.

      On August 25, Verizon said that their August 24 announcement was premature and that prepaid would not be getting VoLTE until sometime this fall. See our August 25th post for the gory details: Verizon Says Prepaid VoLTE Announcement was a Mistake, It's Not Launching Until Sometime This Fall | Prepaid Phone News.

      Delete
  13. Fyi, Dennis that Verizon link you posted just goes to an "error" page.

    https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/hd-voice-for-prepaid/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Verizon took their page announcing Prepaid VoLTE down. That puts the availability of the feature in doubt. I'm trying to find out what's going on.

      You can see a copy of yesterday's announcement in the Google Cache.

      Delete
Comment Page :