CDMA Network Retirement
As technology continues to evolve, so does the need to update the type of technology we here at Pioneer Cellular use to continue to provide the best possible service. As we complete our network transition to VoLTE (Voice over LTE), we would like to keep you up to date with some important activities.
Soon, all Pioneer Cellular users will need to have a VoLTE capable device. If you do not have a VoLTE capable device, and there is not a CDMA network to utilize, you will not be able to make voice calls. Be aware that all major cellular carriers, including Verizon, are moving to the VoLTE technology and will be retiring their own CDMA networks on December 31, 2021. Pioneer Cellular does not have a definitive date as to when its CDMA network will be retired.
Here are some of the upcoming changes that will be happening due to VoLTE:
- Will need to be on a Pioneer Core plan (Family, Unlimited, Basic)
- Will need to have a VoLTE Capable device
- If you have a device that is a few years old, such as a Motorola Razr or iPhone 4, you will need to upgrade to a newer device.
- Click here to see what Pioneer devices are VoLTE capable. (This link will be continually updated as Pioneer devices are added/taken off.)
What is VoLTE?
VoLTE calls are voice calls made over the 4G LTE network. They have superior audio quality compared to regular phone calls made over the standard voice network. VoLTE also lets you talk and use 4G LTE data simultaneously.