Soon after Verizon transitions to Voice over LTE for ordinary telephone calls around the end of the year, it could start selling phones without CDMA chipsets, reducing costs and associated subsidies, said the company’s CFO Fran Shammo. At Deutsche Bank’s Media, Internet, and Telecom conference, Shammo spoke about how a switch to “pure LTE” phones beginning in late 2014 could reduce subsidies over the next two to three years. “We will ultimately get to voice over LTE, probably end of this year, beginning of next year.
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Verizon considering LTE-only phones in 2014 in push to lower subsidies