This week I had the chance to test out Verizon’s new Advanced Calling 1.0. This is Verizon’s first generation of Voice over LTE (VoLTE). For many enterprises, this could be a serious game changer.
Verizon’s new system delivers a much higher quality call between advanced Calling users. More than that, Verizon users can finally stream the web or use their hotspot feature while talking on the phone. The only caveat is that in order to browse the web and talk, the other user needs to have advanced calling set up as well.
The enterprise will have a great opportunity as advanced calling grows to cut mobility cost. Currently many businesses are providing multiple devices to a user (example: smartphone and air card), however soon Verizon customers can reduce their line count by providing users with just a single device. Many customers turn to two devices to address the issue of not being able to talk on the phone and use data, but finally Verizon has another option for its users.
It is a bit early to tell how great the impact will be, but I am excited to watch this grow and improve over the next year.
Here are the current compatible devices:
iPhone 6 , iPhone 6+ , Samsung Galaxy Note Edge , Motorola Droid Turbo , Motorola Droid Turbo in Ballistic Nylon , LG G3
You can find more information on this at Verizon Wireless.