While the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be the first devices on Verizon with support for making voice calls over LTE and HD Voice, Android devices are not being left out. Verizon is now pushing out an update to users of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G2 to make them VoLTE compatible.
Verizon is calling their variant of VoLTE “Advanced Calling 1.0.” Despite the name, it’s still voice over LTE. And while your voice calls are going over the data network, Verizon will be billing you for voice minutes and not data usage. If you make a video call, it will be billed to your data plan.
In order to use these new features, you’ll need to be talking to someone who also has a compatible device with this software update, being either one of the new iPhones, the Galaxy S5, or the LG G2. So if you call someone with an older device that hasn’t been updated, you’ll be dropped down to the regular 3G network for calls.