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What is VoLTE?

25th Jun 19

Megan Ellis
By Megan Ellis42 Followers

VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) is the next stage in VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology, which enables you to make traditional voice calls over an internet connection. Here’s all you need to know about VoLTE.

What is VoLTE?

Put simply, VoLTE allows you to make traditional voice calls (as opposed to Skype or WhatsApp calls, for example) over a wireless, LTE internet network. This means that a traditional landline is not needed.

However, users can still use and be reached on a specific phone number and don’t need a specialised app with calling capabilities. This makes it different from apps that use your normal data connection.

VoLTE calls can be made only to other people who are provisioned for the service within an area with an LTE connection. 

The benefits of VoLTE

Unlike older network types, VoLTE uses an LTE connection, so it’s faster than regular VoIP. This results in higher quality voice calls that are less likely to lag or lose connection.

VoLTE is also not part of your data bundle and therefore won’t come out of your monthly data allocation. Rather, this service is part of your voice minutes.

Does my phone offer VoLTE?

To use VoLTE on Vodacom, you need:

  • a compatible device that supports VoLTE on the Vodacom network
  • the correct version of software approved by Vodacom
  • the VoLTE serv...

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