WiFi calling is one of the neat features available on iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, but not everyone is ready to make it happen for you. The function still needs carrier support, and that’s not up to Apple. Now that the major carriers have chimed in, we get a full rundown of which support WiFi calling — and why you might not even care if they don’t yet.
Right on the heels of the announcement of the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung has announced availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This device is part of the line of devices credited with bringing the massive-screen smartphone to the market, and this generation’s version is the first with a higher-than-1080p display. This device also has an advanced S Pen for writing as well as a metal rim.
Verizon will launch WiFi calling in mid-2015, the carrier has confirmed, having previously dismissed the technology as needless given the breadth of its existing voice network. The decision was announced by Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo this week, conceding that the carrier will need to do some technical work to upgrade its network, and pointing out that the system was "never a top priority" in the past.
Verizon customers chomping at the bit to get the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus as soon as possible are in luck: those with a smartphone upgrade eligibility date of November 15, 2014 or sooner will now be seeing that date changed for an immediate upgrade, allowing them to swap out their current handset for Apple's shiny new smartphone.
When Apple starts accepting pre-orders for their iPhone 6 tomorrow, expect a huge surge of people clamoring to reserve their phones. As one or both of these iPhones are anticipated to be limited at launch, you might want to diversify your search if you intend to snap one up. We’ve heard a lot of chatter about where you might be able to get your hands on an iPhone, so here is the list so far.
Verizon is aiming for a la carte TV service within the next twelve months, with the company conceding that vast bundles of channels of which only a few are viewed simply don't work with today's viewing habits. "No one wants to have 300 channels on your wireless," CEO Lowell McAdam said this week at Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, promising a new option with far more selectivity by mid-2015.
The first reveal of the DROID RAZR M had us surprised - surprised that Motorola would make such a small phone and surprised that such a phone would feel so right in our hand. Now nearly 2 years after that device’s first reveal, (and our review), a rebranded iteration has been shown by Verizon as the Motorola Luge.
Verizon will begin its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roll-out over the next few weeks, pushing HD Voice and video calls over the carrier's 4G data network. The much-promised technology, which marks the beginning of a shift away from CDMA voice calls, will require compatible handsets on both ends of the call - whether audio or video - though Verizon says that several devices will be eligible after a software update.