said by anon anon
Verizon didn't have plans to start rolling out VOLTE until late 2013 and that was pushed back into 2014 a couple months ago. By then they'll have all their 3G areas covered with 700 MHz LTE and they'll be starting t rollout LTE over 1700/2100 MHz by then too.
What will this mean for open applications and open devices?
Verizon's whole argument against this was that LTE was tied into their CDMA network and there is no such thing as an open CDMA device. This should take CDMA out of the equation, and you theoretically should be able to take any LTE device supporting the 700 MHz spectrum to their network when this happens.
The FCC has already ruled against Verizon charging monthly tethering fees due to this rule. Hopefully this is the next step towards helping to empower the consumer.