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Even when it comes to the latest technologies. Since last October, we benefit from super-fast Internet in major cities thanks to 4G+. Soon, we will go a step further with the launch of Voice over 4G (VoLTE).
Did you know that until now you could surf, but not call, using 4G? When you started a call, your smartphone switched back to 3G or even 2G. This meant that sometimes it took several seconds for the telephone at the other end to start ringing. Perhaps you never really noticed it, but we did and thought "we can do better!”.
That's why we will soon be launching VoLTE, or Voice over LTE (LTE is what we know as 4G). VoLTE is simply calling over 4G, but of course, it has interesting advantages. I already mentioned, your calls will be set up faster, but that's not all.
The audio quality will also be much better (in high-definition); as if the person you are calling were standing right next to you. And you’ll be able to call and surf simultaneously at 4G speeds. This is handy, for instance, if you're calling with your earphones on and want to quickly check what's playing at the movies on the Internet.
The test phase is fully on the way. Initially, we want to test VoLTE extensively to make sure everything is perfect. Soon afterwards, we will roll out the technology to all of you, regardless of the rate plan you have. If you have a Proximus mobile subscription and a compatible device, we will send you a text message as soon as the technology becomes available to you.
And it won't cost you anything extra. Not bad, eh?
*We recently launched HD audio quality for 3G calls: read all about it here.
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