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T-Mobile 3G Shutdown

Your T-Mobile phone might stop working in January

July 24th, 2020

T-Mobile will shut down its 3G network in January 2021, a year before AT&T plans to retire the same network standard. A leak reveals that T-Mobile plans to require all handset makers to support VoLTE calls or phone service over 4G, and warn customers who own incompatible devices to upgrade their handsets. A statement from …

VoLTE Battery Life

Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

November 29th, 2012

Wireless providers in the United States see voice over LTE, more commonly known as VoLTE, as the future of mobile phone calls. The transition to the new technology may not be well received by consumers, however. According to a new report from Spirent Communications, VoLTE can reduce a smartphone’s talk-time battery life in half, Fierce Wireless reported. …

Qualcomm performs the first successful voice-over-LTE call with handover to WCDMA

February 2nd, 2012

Verizon, AT&T and any other LTE providers currently rely on 3G networks to carry voice phone calls. In the future, carriers hope to use voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology, and Qualcomm recently reached an important milestone on the road to making VoLTE a reality. Qualcomm announced on Thursday that the company had successfully completed the “first voice …