Android Phones

MetroPCS first to VoLTE, LG Connect 4G can use it in Dallas, Texas

August 7, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Carriers, LG, MetroPCS

LG Connect 4G

In terms of global deployment, MetroPCS is the first carrier in the world to roll out Voice over LTE support for a handset.  Specifically, the LG Connect 4G can take advantage of VoLTE technology, which is currently in place only in Dallas, Texas for the time being.  MetroPCS, however, plans to deploy the technology in more markets and launch additional smartphones capable of using VoLTE in the coming weeks.

For now, the LG Connect 4G operating on VoLTE providers superior call quality since it is using technology capable of producing clearer calls.  MetroPCS claims the move to VoLTE will be seamless and transparent for customers as 4G LTE handsets capable of VoLTE will achieve greater call quality independent of the network or device used by the caller on the other end.

While this is certainly a step in the right direction for MetroPCS, we hope to see them continue to use the technology as other carriers prepare to launch VoLTE as well.