Nepal Telecom (NT), the state-owned telecommunications service provider, has recently started VoLTE service for its customers. It has been testing VoLTE service while also beginning to expand 4G into more areas of Nepal. The NT’s 4G service is currently available in all 77 districts of Nepal. However, it has officially launched the VoLTE service on the occasion of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day. This service allows users to make HD audio and video conversations over a 4G network.
Let’s have a look at what this VoLTE service is all about.
What exactly is VoLTE?
VoLTE is an abbreviation for ‘voice over LTE.’ It is a cutting-edge technology that provides high-quality lifelike sound during voice calls over the NT 4G network. It is similar to voice over IP (VoIP), in that the voice service is delivered through a data network. VoLTE networks have up to three times the voice and data capacity of earlier 3G networks and up to six times the capacity of 2G GSM networks. It consumes less bandwidth while being charged at the same rate as normal calls.
What services does VoLTE provide?
In Nepal, voice calls are one of the most used modes of communication. It is also one of the most important services that every telecom company offers, and it produces a lot of money from it. VoLTE services provide a variety of advantages to users.
1. Video calls
Aside from HD voice calls, one of the amazing features of this service is that users will be able to seamlessly transition to video calls. Only smartphones with this service are presently supported. The service provides the ability to move between calls and video apps like Messenger, Viber, and Whatsapp.
2. Superior call quality
VoLTE provides better call quality than 3G or 2G. With more data being carried over 4G, it is easier to both understand what the person on the other end is saying and perceive their voice tone. HD voice calls deliver richer experiences.
3. Faster data
The fact that VoLTE does not require you to change networks means you can utilize 4G for other activities on your phone while on a call. While multitasking, this can be quite helpful. The players that use data through Wi-Fi will know more about this. They may now enjoy their games and communicate over a call using this service.
4. constant switch
This solution also allows for seamless network to wifi transfer without any disconnections. You may converse while switching between cellular and Wi-Fi connections effortlessly.
5. Better battery life
Great battery life for calls is provided by VoLTE. 4G calls were not supported, which is why phone networks use 3G and 2G while making phone calls. If the signal keeps switching, your smartphone’s battery will constantly be drained.
So, does that mean?
Your smartphone must be compatible with a 4G and VoLTE network. Not all 4G phones support VoLTE. Some of the NTC VoLTE-compatible smartphones:
- Samsung: Galaxy M01s, Galaxy M02, Galaxy M02s, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M31, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A72, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 ultra, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold2.
- Xiaomi: Redmi 8A, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi 9C, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi 8, Redmi 7, Poco F1, Mi Note 10 Lite, Mi 10
- Nokia: Nokia 5.3, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 3.4
If you have one of the devices above, activating VoLTE on your smartphone is relatively simple.
Use the following instructions.
- Dial *444#
Then, select ‘Activate VoLTE’.
(This will activate VoLTE on your sim card.)
Then, enable VoLTE setting on your mobile device.
The HD/VoLTE icon will be included in the next update. You can verify that the service is activated by dialling *111#. This telecom also offers 100 minutes of VoLTE talk time that can be used within 28 days of activation.
How to use the VoLTE service?
- As mentioned earlier, you must have the devices that are listed by the telecom company itself.
- You should make sure that you have a 4G-enabled sim card.
- Make sure that your device has been upgraded with the latest software provided by the manufacturer.
- If you have a dual-sim handset, make sure your NT 4G-sim is inserted in the sim slot with data capability and network mode as 4G/3G (Auto).
- Make sure the VoLTE feature has been enabled as the setting may vary from phone to phone.