The largest mobile operator in the US, Verizon has launched VoLTE service which enables HD Voice and Video Calling for its prepaid customers, providing an enhanced sound quality on phone calls when calling other Verizon HD Voice-capable devices. Verizon introduced its HD voice and video calling, dubbed Advanced Calling 1.0 for its postpaid customers back in 2014.
Verizon's HD Voice service which has been available since last Sunday, also includes video calls, calls over Wi-Fi, 6-way calling and the ability to surf the web while talking. Prepaid customers can choose from more than two dozen newer model iOS and Android smartphones capable of HD Voice, many equipped out-of-the-box to deliver greater audio performance and new capabilities.
Verizon claims that the HD Voice service delivers increased audio quality and clarity, compared to standard voice calls, because calls are running on 4G LTE.
Prepaid customers can originate video calls over HD Voice with a single tap of the screen; and make calls over Wi-Fi from any known hotspot in the world. All Wi-Fi calls made to U.S. phone numbers are free, however calls made to foreign numbers are billed at international long distance rates.