Updated 03:12 AM EST, Wed, Dec 02, 2020

'iPhone 6' Release Date, Price & Specs: Verizon Now Offering VoLTE Service For Simultaneous Voice and Data Function

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Newly minted iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be pleased to know that Verizon has already released its Advanced Calling 1.0 services suite that will enable customers, on supported smartphones, to make voice over LTE (VoLTE) calls. This latest in wireless technology allows smartphone users to experience integrated wireless service over a 4G LTE connection. 

MacRumors confirms that the service has been rolled out, allowing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users to simultaneously use both voice and data capabilities. This would mean that if you were on a call, you could still browse the web and access apps at the same time. 

According to the announcement made on Verizon's website, on Sept. 15, the Advanced Calling 1.0 was rolled out on select devices. 

"Video Calling is simplified when using VoLTE technology.  The contact list in the phone clearly shows, with a video camera icon next to the name, who can receive a Video Call, and a tap or two on the phone starts the call so you can speak to friends and family face-to-face.  Customers control Video Calls, easily switching to a voice-only call from a Video Call and back with a tap on the phone.  The audio portion of a Video Call is delivered in HD Voice," explained the network company. 

In order for the service to work, users must have a 4G LTE HD enabled device and be in the vicinity of a Verizon LTE covered area. 

To guide users along in accessing this new service, Apple Insider notes that in order to take advantage of the Advanced Calling 1.0 service, you must first add "the free services to their account via Verizon's website. Once activated, the telecom informs users to navigate to the iPhone's Settings menu and select 'Cellular > Enable LTE > Voice & Data' to turn on the feature."

For the time being, the service will be available to a limited population: customers who have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S5.

Additionally, Apple Insider added that iPhone models that are equipped with the new iOS 8 mobile operating system can place calls over Wi-Fi connectivity, a support feature that T-Mobile announced in June. Meanwhile, AT&T subscribers can expect the feature to be available next year. 

For more information on the Advanced Calling 1.0, Verizon advises clients to head to this site

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