Verizon sees phone calls running solely on LTE by 2016
Wireless phone calls still run on the older 3G network, but that's poised to change thanks to a technology called voice over LTE.
by Roger Cheng
The first Verizon Wireless smartphones to run voice calls exclusively over the 4G LTE network won't hit the market until the first half of2016.
That's according to Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, speaking to Wall Street at an investor conference on Tuesday. Shammo said the company plans to begin offering voice calls over its LTE network toward the end of the year, which promises potentially higher audio quality and features such as a cloud-based video address book. Even with the transition, Verizon will continue to rely on its3G network for additional coverage.