Last Monday, NTC launched its much-anticipated VoLTE service, much to the delight of the general public. It has more than 10,000 subscribers in less than three days. However, due to a number of compatibility issues, the service is only available on a limited number of devices. As a result, many people are excluded from this program.
The users’ inability to enable the service on their devices may be due to a variety of factors. VoLTE, for example, is a 4G LTE extension that enables high-quality voice/video calls and high-speed data over the 4G network. VoLTE will not function if you are not connected to a 4G network in the first place.
In addition to having 4G hardware, the phone must also support VoLTE. They should, in particular, have modified software to support NTC’s VoLTE requirements. So, just because your phone has VoLTE support in its specifications doesn’t mean you’ll get VoLTE from Ntc. Smartphone makers must ensure that their devices’ software is completely compliant with NTC VoLTE. Ntc and the handset manufacturers/distributors are working together on this.
Most users are still unaware that to use VoLTE, they must be connected to a 4G network. VoLTE will not function if they are on a 3G or 2G network because it needs a 4G network first.
Now we’ll look at some of the other big reasons why you may be avoiding VoLTE. This may also assist you in gaining access to VoLTE on your laptop.
Wrong Info About Indian Variants
The launch of VoLTE was greeted by inaccurate information from an elite portal claiming that devices imported from India will not be VoLTE compliant due to the lack of 4G band support. NTC users were irritated by the misinformation. The article was quickly debunked, however, when NTC subscribers tested VoLTE on their imported devices and discovered that they were completely working.
Yes, the reality is that VoLTE can operate regardless of 4G band compatibility, which is why Ntc’s VoLTE is focused on both Band 3 and Band 20.
The key is that your system must be VoLTE compatible. Even so, there is a huge supply of the only 3G-enabled handsets on the market. You’re out of luck if your smartphone doesn’t support 4G technology. VoLTE may not operate, and you will need to purchase a new computer with the required hardware and software upgrades.
Dialing Wrong Code
The USSD Dialing Code to toggle the service has proven to be difficult for many people. Users of NTC may subscribe to the VoLTE service by dialing USSD *444#. However, this only allows users to subscribe to the VoLTE network, regardless of whether their system supports VoLTE or not.
Once you’ve checked that your system supports VoLTE, dial *111# to activate the free promotional 100-minute VoLTE pack and start using the service.
Users can check whether VoLTE is supported on their computer by triggering it after dialing *444#. They must then go to their phones’ network settings and choose either Use VoLTE or Enhanced LTE mode (in Nokia). The VoLTE icon will appear near the signal symbol in the top bar of your phone. Then they should dial *111# to receive the free 100-minute Volte pack. However, several people have skipped going into their phone’s settings in the centre, resulting in errors like the ones below.
Below is a list of smartphones that are compatible with Nepal Telecom’s VoLTE, as published by Nepal Telecom. There could be a few more devices with VoLTE, but those on the list are guaranteed to operate because they have been checked by both NTC and smartphone manufacturers.
You might not be able to get VoLTE on your settings even though you have a compatible smartphone. It’s possible that you haven’t upgraded your phone to the most up-to-date apps designed to help the service. Then there are phones from other countries that come with regional software that isn’t guaranteed to function on certain models.
Android users are also known to flash custom firmware and change their device settings. As a result, the likelihood of NTC’s VoLTE functioning diminishes even further.
Despite all of the compatibilities in place, some users have reported that VoLTE does not fit on their smartphones. It may be as a result of the above-mentioned mistakes when dialing the USSD code.
To begin, double-check that your phone supports Ntc Volte, which you can do by checking the two ticks.
- Check the VoLTE option on your phone settings when you have Ntc SIM on it. If you can find the Volte option and turn it on, then your phone is compatible with Ntc SIM.
- If you have a compatible smartphone and do find the Volte option, please check if you have the latest software or update it to the latest one if available. This will ensure to have the best performance of your device for many features including VoLTE. For instance, some people are reporting to have problems with video calls, which we assume to be solved with future updates.
Steps to activate VoLTE on your SIM
Given that your device and SIM card both are 4G supported and have software compatibility to support NTC’s VoLTE, then you can follow the steps below that will give you access to VoLTE on your device.
- First, enter *444# and dial.
- It draws options: Activate 4G/activate VoLTE/Deactivate VoLTE.
- Enter 2 and proceed. It activates VoLTE on your SIM.
- Now go to the phone’s Settings -> Mobile Networks -> Turn on VoLTE calls. (The steps are subject to minor differences depending on devices).
That’s it. Now you have got VoLTE up and running on your phone. With this service, you can enjoy HD voice calls over a 4G network without bothering about falling back to 3G or 2G.
VoLTE Supported Handsets
For the time being, NTC’s VoLTE is only available on a few handsets. For NTC’s VoLTE, devices must have 4G compliant hardware as well as custom applications. As a result, the telco is collaborating with manufacturers to distribute software updates to their devices so that NTC subscribers can begin using the service as soon as possible. Let’s hope that more users get the software updates as soon as possible.
Some Samsung, Xiaomi, and Nokia devices currently have the required configurations for NTC’s VolTE service. There may be more devices with compatibility, like those from other brands, but these have been tried and tested by NTC.
The following is a list of all devices that support VoLTE. You can also use it to see if your computer meets the system’s default specifications.
|Phone Brand||Ntc VoLTE compatible phones|
|Samsung||M Series: Galaxy M01s, Galaxy M02, Galaxy M02s,
Galaxy M11, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M31
A Series: Galaxy A12, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A72
Note Series: Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra
S Series: Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S20,
Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 ultra, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra
Z Fold: Galaxy Z Fold2
|Xiaomi||Redmi: 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
Mi: Mi Note 10 Lite, Mi 10
Poco: Poco F1
|Nokia||Nokia 5.3, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 3.4|
Special Activation for Xiaomi Smartphones
Don’t worry if your Xiaomi device isn’t on the list of supported Xiaomi devices above. It is possible to trigger VoLTE on it using the carrier search disable code ##86583## as a workaround. This will make it easier for VoLTE to show up in your phone’s settings. Now choose “Use VoLTE.” Now follow the steps outlined above to activate VoLTE on your NTC SIM.
Although this hack works on the majority of Xiaomi devices (Mi, Redmi, and Poco, with the exception of Mediatek-based devices), it does not guarantee 100% performance. However, you can still use the trick to get started with VoLTE before Xiaomi releases an official software patch.
Have you tried to trigger NTC’s VoLTE on your smartphone and had any problems? Was this article helpful in resolving your problem? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.