Verizon Wireless accidentally announced that VoLTE and HD Voice was already available to its prepaid customers. They have since retracted the announcement and have promised to make the service available for its customers by fall this year.
True to its word, Verizon is all set to launch HD Voice for prepaid customers. Starting Sunday, September 25th, HD Voice will be available for Verizon prepaid customers. When calling other Verizon HD Voice-capable devices, customers will be able to enjoy enhanced sound quality on their phone calls. Apart from improving the sound quality, the service makes both parties feel like they are talking face-to-face.
The HD Voice service comes with video calls, 6-way calling, calls over Wi-Fi, and VoLTE which makes it possible to surf the internet while talking. To shift to a video call, all it takes is a tap on the screen.
Verizon currently offers over two dozen new model iOS and Android smartphones that are HD Voice capable. The calls made on these devices (using HD Voice) are said to offer increased audio clarity and quality. Of course, this is being compared with standard voice calls. The reason behind this improvement is that HD Voice are made using 4G LTE connection across Verizon's network.
In addition to this, users are able to make calls over Wi-Fi when they are connected to any hotspot in the world. Wi-Fi calls made to US phone numbers will not be charged whereas calls to foreign numbers come are billed at international long distance rates.