Tag Archives: VoLTE

T-Mobile will reportedly soon require VoLTE on devices connecting to its network

T-Mobile may soon be making a major change to its device activation policies. An internal T-Mobile document has leaked out that says that T-Mobile will soon require all devices on its network to be compatible with Voice over LTE, or VoLTE. The doc shared by Android Police states that as of August 4, T-Mobile will stop activating devices that aren’t VoLTE-capable. What’s more, T-Mobile will require all devices connecting to its network to support VoLTE starting … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray explains what caused yesterday’s network outage

Yesterday T-Mobile suffered a pretty serious network outage, and now the carrier has shed a bit more light on exactly what happened. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, explains that the event that triggered the outage was a leased fiber circuit failure from a third-party provider in the Southeast. That’s the part of the country where we first started seeing complaints of network issues yesterday. Ray goes on to say that this happens with every … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out Ericsson Expert Analytics to more quickly identify and resolve VoLTE issues

T-Mobile has long placed a focus on Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and now T-Mo is rolling out a new platform to try and improve its VoLTE experience. T-Mobile has deployed Ericsson Expert Analytics, a platform that will gather data from thousands of multi-vendor sources and process all of T-Mo’s nationwide VoLTE calls and data sessions to produce more than 8 billion records every day. With Ericsson’s algorithms, T-Mo will be able to identify VoLTE issues … [read full article]

T-Mobile BYOD Check App will tell you if your phone supports Extended Range LTE and VoLTE

T-Mobile has long encouraged customers to bring their own device to its network, and today it continued that effort with the release of a new Android app. The BYOD Check App is now available on for Android and iOS. With it, you can determine if your phone is compatible with T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE coverage and its Voice over LTE service. To perform the check, you can use your phone’s camera to scan for … [read full article]

Unlocked Moto G5 Plus found to support T-Mobile VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling

When it comes to using unlocked devices on T-Mobile, it’s not always guaranteed that you’ll get access to T-Mo features like Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE. The good news is that we can now add a device to the list of phones that do support those features. The Moto G5 Plus has been found to support both T-Mobile VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. TmoNews reader Ted found that both features are supported on his Moto G5 … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 Mini receiving update with December security patches and more

If you’ve treated yourself to an unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini in the months since its release, you’ve got a new software update coming your way. ZTE has announced a new update for the Axon 7 Mini in the US that includes some notable improvements. What you’ll get depends on which software build your Axon 7 Mini was on previously. For example, folks that are coming from the B12 build will be getting support for … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares end-of-year network update

With 2016 coming to a close, T-Mobile has decided to share an end of year update on its network. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed today that T-Mo’s LTE network now covers 313 million people. To compare, T-Mobile reported its LTE coverage was at 312 million people back in October and 304 million at the end of 2015. Extended Range LTE coverage has grown, too, with 250 million people in 500 metro areas now able … [read full article]

OnePlus 2 getting OxygenOS 3.5.5 update with VoLTE support and other improvements

If you’re using a OnePlus 2 on T-Mobile, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for a new update that’s now rolling out. OnePlus has announced an OxygenOS 3.5.5 update for the OnePlus 2. One of the most notable features of this update is that it adds VoLTE support “for select carriers”. OnePlus doesn’t specify which carriers’ VoLTE the OnePlus 2 now supports, and the company hasn’t responded to my questions about the … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 4G LTE CellSpot update reportedly coming to enable Wideband LTE support

4G LTE CellSpot owners, your device may soon receive a major update. A new report says that T-Mobile’s 4G LTE CellSpot will soon receive an update to enabled 20MHz Wideband LTE. Nokia (makers of the 4G LTE CellSpot) have reportedly confirmed that a firmware update will arrive in either Q4 2016 or Q1 2017 to enable 20MHz LTE. To take advantage of this new feature, you’ll need to be in a market with Wideband LTE. … [read full article]

BLU R1 HD update adds support for T-Mobile VoLTE and band 12 LTE

When BLU launched the R1 HD earlier this year, it said that the R1 HD would eventually be updated with support for T-Mobile’s band 12 LTE and VoLTE. That update appears to be rolling out now. TmoNews reader Edwin reached out to me today to say that a new update is rolling out to his Amazon BLU R1 HD. As you can see in the image below, the update specifically calls out support for T-Mobile VoLTE … [read full article]