Vodafone has this week announced that it will be bringing both Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling to its UK customers this summer.
Before this announcement Vodafone has had to settle with recommending third party apps for Wi-Fi calling, but hopefully when their own service launches this summer the process of receiving and making calls via a Wi-Fi connection should be a lot better in indoor locations with poor connections.
To top that off, Vodafone will also be offering VoLTE to customers, allowing them to make calls over 4G instead of the usual 2G or 3G connection, this should mean phone calls should be made in high definition when the LTE connection is available, thus making calls clearer and more reliable.
According to stats VoLTE can offer up to three times the bandwidth than 3G, which should mean that customers will be happy about the introduction, in our previous tests with a number of services we have definitely found it to work well.
Jeroen Hoencamp, the Vodafone UK chief executive said, “Our Wi-Fi Calling service will ensure that our customers never miss a call. It is another important step towards our commitment to build the UK’s strongest converged network.”
Currently Three already offers their own app for Wi-Fi calling and EE has announced that it will be trailing VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling this Autumn, so Vodafone is a little behind but not too far behind that they will be last to launch.