Verizon’s new VoLTE service does support both new iPhone models.
Earlier this week Verizon, the largest carrier in the US, launched its new suite of services called Advanced Calling 1.0. Following in the footsteps of AT&T and T-Mobile the carrier launched its VoLTE service which brings high definition voice calling and simultaneous data use over to the LTE network. Initially the service was only supported by a handful of devices, primarily powered by Android, but it has been confirmed now that Advanced Calling 1.0 does have support for both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The Advanced Calling 1.0 service is available for free and Verizon subscribers can enable it for their iPhone 6 models through the company’s website. When the service is activated Verizon will let the subscriber know how to turn this suite on, the option to do so is found in the Settings application under Cellular followed by Enable LTE and Voice & Data.
It should be kept in mind though that HD calling over VoLTE is not cross-platform which means if both callers aren’t on the same network and using this suite there would effectively be no improvement in audio quality. Both of them have to be on supported devices and on Verizon’s network.
The new iPhones also have support for Wi-Fi calling. At this point in time this feature is supported only by T-Mobile in the U.S. Verizon has said that it will switch on Wi-Fi calling sometime in mid-2015.