When MetroPCS first came out they were just another carrier. They had cheap plans and cheap phones. They have since been the named the 5th largest carrier in the USA. They were the first to launch 4G LTE in thier footprint and now are the first to launch VoLTE (“Volt”) which stands for Voice over LTE (Long Term Evolution). Along with this feat is the first smartphone VoLTE ready, the LG Connect 4G.
Right now if you make a call it is handled by GSM or CDMA. With VoLTE technology the calls will be handles by the LTE data. This means a stronger signal that will increase call stability. MetroPCS rolled out their 4G network in 2010 and is now fully 4G in 90% of their footprint.
Being the first operator globally to reach this industry first speaks volumes about our company’s innovative spirit and passion to achieve goals that we believe will have long-term benefit for our customers and for the company,” said Roger Linquist, chairman and chief executive officer of MetroPCS. “The initial move to LTE and this move to VoLTE allow us to achieve significant spectral efficiencies and will increase network capacity so that we can enhance the 4G LTE experience that our customers have today at a tremendous value. VoLTE also provides a foundational capability for future Rich Communication Services (RCS), which we plan to launch later this year.”
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