Anybody know if its true that verizon will be able to roam on us cellular's lte network later this year? The reason i ask is because i live in PA near the maryland/West Virginia border and everytime i go into the lavalle, MD and anywhere in west virginia near that area i roam on us cellulars 1x network which is useless, now they did put up verizon lte towers along I-68 and in the cumberland area but it still uses us cellular for voice, why no VoLTE? Im just wondering if they plan on expanding further into west virginia and western maryland with there own towers or doing an LTE roaming agreement with US Cellular like i had heard, or neither... I may end up going with another carrier that has LTE in those areas if they dont
I have not heard of any LTE or VoLTE roaming agreements between Verizon and US Cellular. T-Mobile will have VoLTE roaming with US Cellular, later this year (they both have LTE on band 12).
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Last edited by thotguy31; 04-07-2017 at 06:35 AM.
US Cellular has indicated they have LTE/VoLTE roaming agreements in place with 3 out of 4 major carriers. We all know that Sprint and T-Mobile are already contracted, but there is speculation on who the 3rd carrier is. It could be AT&T or Verizon...we'll have to see! This is from the earnings call late last year.
Transcript from this: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1145/14974
(paraphrased) (47:45ish): "So we've got 4G agreements in place now with 3 out of the 4 larger entities. . . we got it launched with one of them already and working with others... roaming revenues itself is what I call it modest, down a little year over with roaming costs down year over year. . . And importantly, as I think about it, its the rollout of Voice over LTE that we start to turn on next year that turns that into a growth opportunity because suddenly we will be able to serve customers from every carrier instead of just the CDMA based carriers we serve today."
When will we know who it is?
I would just get an AT&T car hotspot to use with that new $20 unlimited Connected Car plan then connect your phone to it while you travel.
AT&T has better West Virginia coverage than USCC anyway plus you get unlimited access to AT&T for any other time VZ might be weak.
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