Verizon Wireless recently released a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge update. The network’s variant for the standard Galaxy S6 also got the new software which carries the build number VRU4CPH1, GSM Arena reported. Citing Verizon’s support page, the post noted that the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge update brings in improvements for two Voice Over IP or VoIP systems — Wi-Fi Calling and HD Voice.
With the network carrier’s Wi-fi Calling feature, users are allowed to make and receive calls over Wi-fi network using their phone number when a cellular service is not available. Verizon’s FAQ page explained that Wi-Fi calling is available at no extra charge with subscribers’ current voice plan. It is free to US numbers as well as when travelling abroad. “Video Calls no longer need an LTE connection to be initiated in Wi-Fi,” it also added.
“Verizon has upgraded their systems such that customers can register for Voice over Wi-Fi calling when roaming and their device is not connected to the Verizon Wireless network, which is the first new feature.”
Meanwhile, for the HD Voice feature, Verizon’s changelog for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge update noted that the volume for the HD Voice Call was also improved, making it much easier to use. Installing the firmware also guarantees users that HD Voice Calls can only be made when they are connected to 4G LTE network. “Video calls using a cellular network will start with a pop-up reminder that you’ll be using data,” the change-log also noted.
Verizon Wireless’ HD Voice functionality gives compatible devices access to the most updated Advanced Calling features that are made possible through Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology. With it, subscribers will be able to enjoy crystal clear calls as if they are conversing with someone in the same room and not far away.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners who are planning to get the update should make sure first that there is a stable Wi-Fi network or a strong Verizon Wireless signal to download the update file smoothly. The smartphone’s battery level should also be checked before downloading and installing the firmware. The network carrier recommended the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users to fully charge their handset devices yet before pushing through with the software update process.
And since the update for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are available through Over-the-Air or OTA process, it may take a while for some owners to receive the automatic push notification. But once it became available, simply follow the on-screen prompts for the installation process to commence. Customers can manually check if any firmware update is available by heading to the device’s Settings menu. Look for the About Device option, select Software Updates and then tap Check for Software Updates.
Again, the update is compatible only with the Verizon’s variant of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, which bears the model number SM-G920V and SM-G925V, respectively. If you want to be 100 percent certain that you have the correct Samsung smartphone model, verification can be done by going to Settings menu again and then select About Device. The smartphone’s model number should be listed in there along with other technical information about the device.
The Inquisitr will continue to keep you in the loop for more firmware updates released for mobile devices.
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