Samsung Galaxy S5

We're live in Seattle this evening where T-Mobile CEO John Legere & Co. are laying down their latest Uncarrier news, and on the device front the Big Deal is that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be VoLTE-capable starting June 19 in the 16 cities that sport the voice-over-LTE upgrade.

That makes four VoLTE-enabled phones on T-Mobile. The others are the LG G Flex, Samsung Galaxy Light and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Also announced tonight was the addition of a couple dozen more VoLTE cities. They are:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Long Island, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New Jersey
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, D.C.
 
There are 14 comments

Master Ramy says:

Woot woot awesome!!

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mastamike911 says:

Wait, so the Nexus 5 isn't one of the VOLTE supported devices?

Bigballer says:

+1, Really hope Google releases an update to support both VOLTE and WIFI calling (Similar to Apple on IOS8)

lightyear420 says:

I can guarantee no Nexus will ever get this. The capability comes in a firmware update from Tmobile directly. Since all Nexus devices get Google-direct updates there is no possible way to get an update from Tmobile to enable VoLTE or wifi calling.

Now....that doesn't mean an XDA user couldn't enable it...but I'll warn you: based on the long wait Nexus 4 users have faced for wifi calling to be ported, I wouldn't hold my breath for a VoLTE update to be ported to any Nexii, either.

mastamike911 says:

Well that is unless of course the next "Nexus" or Android Silver phones come with it baked in, right?

Yafe says:

HTC One M8 needs to get supports as well

Dizfunctions says:

This. If it doesn't happen my next phone will be the S5.

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Elsaaliyah says:

Can somebody explain what volte is? Thanks

NoNexus says:

Simply put, it is Voice over LTE. It uses the same data stream for your calls as your internet browsing. It has quite a few advantages.

Here is the long version:

http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/cellulartelecomms/lte-long-term-ev...

3glteinfo says:

VoLTE is the next generation voice call technology. Basically you can do HD voice call over LTE network
Here is some more info http://www.3glteinfo.com/volte-tutorial-voice-lte/

erichola says:

It means, new firmware update for galaxy s5 will be available from June 19?

anthony2558 says:

New Jersey, does that mean all of N.J. with LTE coverage. Is there VoLTE maps?

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lightyear420 says:

16 is hardly a couple dozen!!

sling1 says:

i installed VoLTE update on my GS5 Saturday left a little disappointed service wasn't available in Virginia Beach area yet.
Today being Monday I make call and walla VoLTE service iactive VB is live.
While on call 4G LTE icon stays in tact & data speed test during call are fabulous - 15.00Mbps Down/ 12.00Mbps up