Consumers interested in getting a new Motorola Moto X (2014) on the Verizon network will probably be disappointed to know that the device will initially come without support for Verizon’s new Advanced Calling 1.0. Advanced Calling 1.0 is Verizon’s new “product” that routes both voice and data over the LTE network. The Moto X (2014) will not have access to Advanced Calling 1.0 when it launches on September 26th, but will get it via a software update sometime later this fall.
Verizon customers can use Advanced Calling 1.0 if they have a VoLTE-enabled phone and access to the LTE network. Besides enabling the use of voice and data over LTE at the same time, users also get HD voice service, one- or two-way video calling, and up to six-way conference calls. According to Verizon, users making use of Advanced Calling 1.0 will be able to contact other Verizon customers without the service as well as users on other carriers or landlines as they have in the past and will not notice a change.
Although this news may be disappointing for interested Moto X (2014) buyers, they will not be too far behind the rest of the market as very few smartphones are eligible at present. Smartphones hitting the streets with support for Advanced Calling 1.0 out of the box probably will not be available until later this fall.