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Old August 7th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so my connect can get on volte right now?
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I wonder if I can do that too,
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only if you are on a VoLTE plan i think
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so my connect can get on volte right now?
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What are the VOLTE plans? After reading the press release, I'm under the impression that the Connect just automatically sends voice over LTE.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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looking at some other articles its out but not in every market. we'll probably be able to get it by the end of the year.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh here we go again
At least one analyst speculated that MetroPCS could now be a more likely target for a stock-based acquisition by Sprint Nextel (S.N), whose shares rose 17 percent on Thursday after it posted stronger-than-expected results.
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That was old some analyst talked about it today but I don't think so it's just based on speculation
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Default MetroPCS Launches VoLTE

It is currently only available in Dallas and only works with the LG Connect... I thought the LG esteem was supposed to work with VoLTE


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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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initial press release...and like for hotpsot n tethering...figure a few months...
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It is currently only available in Dallas and only works with the LG Connect... I thought the LG esteem was supposed to work with VoLTE


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probably their way to try and boost sales, the connect hasn't been doing to well. up till now the Esteem has been killing it.
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i think you can all do it ive seen people on youtube do it and the sim card that comes with it is what has it i believe so just try and call someone then surf the internet or leave your data on and call someone and if the data signal is still there then you have VoLTE
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i think you can all do it ive seen people on youtube do it and the sim card that comes with it is what has it i believe so just try and call someone then surf the internet or leave your data on and call someone and if the data signal is still there then you have VoLTE
No that Is incorrect volte is something else nothing to do with talk and surf
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From what I read its in the firmware so if we can figure what it is in the firmware of the connect can't we just push it in ours
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No that Is incorrect volte is something else nothing to do with talk and surf
i was talking about surfing with 4G data
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i was talking about surfing with 4G data
Oh ok volte is a huge thing that will release stress in the network things are looking good for metro
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I love how everyone just forgot that the esteem was supposed to have volte? what happen to that?
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Was it actually? MetroPCS said only the Connect has it, and I think it's only the newer models
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so my connect can get on volte right now?
Please see my post in How does voLTE work?

Looking like a firmware update would be required.
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Does VoLTE mean better signal and better call quality? Because the signal strength where i live is simply terrible. Im thinking about switching.
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Exactly lol even though I dont have my esteem anymore. This crap pissed me off so much I came to defend it lol. This was one of their advertisement for LG Esteem didn't they brag about it having volte. Well not brag, but similar to that. Shows how metropcs is.
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Couldn't we just pull it out of the connects firmware and push it to the esteems
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Does VoLTE mean better signal and better call quality? Because the signal strength where i live is simply terrible. Im thinking about switching.
I hear you. I would love to upgrade my phone and upgrade to 4G plan but my phone service is terrible(signal reception).

Signal is good all over town but I live on the edge of a "questionable service area". Essentially there is a small bubble of very poor service which they no about and choose not to do anything about and I live right on the edge of it.

Poor signal in my home and poor battery life due to searching for signal. I have put up with it so far cuz the savings was significant over my old carrier (V). I will also say that my wifes signal is better than mine (Samsung device vs my LG OM).

I have had enough and now there are comparable or better options such as the BYOP plan from Straight Talk. I just learned about this from a post I recently read on these forums.

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Good phone for much more reasonable price than what Metro offers and better service.

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depends on what you do with your phone. metro has the $40 plan that gives you unlimited talk text and 250mb of data.

than there's the $50 plan for 2.5gb.

i was thinking about straighttalk a while back but they have a hidden data cap of 2gb, they dont want you using more than 100mb of data a day, and their TOS prohibits video/audio streaming.
these types of restrictions make data more or less useless only allowing you to check email, update social networks, and load a webpage.

while ST has slightly faster speeds than metro you dont need a fast service to check email, load webpages, and look at facebook.

with that said if it can give you a better signal in your area you should go for it.
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i was thinking about straighttalk a while back but they have a hidden data cap of 2gb, they dont want you using more than 100mb of data a day, and their TOS prohibits video/audio streaming.
these types of restrictions make data more or less useless only allowing you to check email, update social networks, and load a webpage.
I didn't realize streaming was written into TOS.

Honestly I don't really stream video but it makes me a bit nervous that it's spelled out like that.

I wonder what the tolerance is? Hate to get the boot from the plan cuz I streamed while I thought I was on WIFI or one of my kids watches a video without my knowledge.
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^^if you're on wifi you'll be fine. its only if you stream on their data service.
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Yay. But I remembered it been announced long ago. Plus it will be so beneficial now that it will save more battery by not having to deal with two radios frequency ...
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I didn't realize streaming was written into TOS.

Honestly I don't really stream video but it makes me a bit nervous that it's spelled out like that.

I wonder what the tolerance is? Hate to get the boot from the plan cuz I streamed while I thought I was on WIFI or one of my kids watches a video without my knowledge.

There not really strict with streaming, just try not to pass the 100/mb per day and the 2gb a month.
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i dont how strrict ST is at enforcing it but its indeed in there TOS
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6. STRAIGHT TALK UNLIMITED TALK, TEXT AND MOBILE WEB ACCESS PLAN INTENDED USE: Straight Talk Unlimited Talk, Text and Mobile Web Access Plans may ONLY be used with a Straight Talk handset for the following purposes: (i) Person to Person Voice Calls (ii) Text and Picture Messaging (iii) Internet browsing through the Straight Talk Mobile Web Service and (iv) Authorized Content Downloads from the Straight Talk Mobile Web Store. The Straight Talk Unlimited Plans MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following: (i) continuous mobile to mobile or mobile to landline voice calls; (ii) automated text or picture messaging to another mobile device or e-mail address; (iii) uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games; (iv) server devices or host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine-to-machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing; or (v) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections. This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited. A person engaged in prohibited uses may have his/her service terminated without notice or a refund.
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