Jump to content
ZebraDude

Voice Call Continuity (VCC)

Recommended Posts

**Update: Starting with iOS 11, iPhone 6 and newer devices are now enabled with Voice Call Continuity (VCC).  VCC allows a call initiated on WiFi to hand off to LTE and back to WiFi, while also permitting the user to access some data functionality.  With VCC, a call will never start on LTE so data will be unavailable when a call starts in an LTE area. 

 

These devices have VCC already enabled:

  • iPhone 6 devices and newer on IOS 11
  • LG X Charge
  • LG V20
  • LG V30+
  • Essential
  • Samsung J3 Emerge

*I had previously listed Note 8, which was incorrect.  The device is expected to get it very soon and I will update when I am notified.

 

VCC is a separate function from CallingPLUS but accomplishes some of the same goals.  **

 

Sprint is excited to announce a new solution which allows customers to use voice and data simultaneously while on the Sprint LTE network or WiFi.  Calling PLUS has just been enabled on the following devices:

Samsung J7 Perx

LG Stylo 3

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

LG G6

 

What you need to know:

 

Calling PLUS combines two features: one old and one brand new!

  • WiFi calling - our VoIP calling feature that lets you make and receive calls over WiFi
  • Voice and text on the Sprint LTE network, allowing simultaneous voice and data

 

Calling PLUS is delivered to your device by software update.  Once your device has received the software, set up is easy!

  1. On the phone, select Settings > Calling PLUS.
  2. Slide Calling PLUS to On.
  3. Customer can view Tutorial pages to learn more information about the service.
  4. View pre-populated address
    • If the Country field says Non-USA, Select the Country and choose USA.
    • Enter a USA address manually.
    • If address is not shown or is incorrect, enter the address manually.
    • Address must be within the USA.
  5. Select Save.
    • Your phone will validate the address required for E911 service and completes the enablement of Calling PLUS.
  6. Select Calling PLUS options to enable each feature:
    • Wi-Fi Calling is On by default.
    • LTE Calling is optional but recommended to allow both Simultaneous Voice and Data and call handoffs between Wi-Fi Calling and LTE Calling.
    • Call handoffs will go from Wi-Fi to LTE even if the LTE Calling switch is Off.  LTE Calls require the Wi-Fi Calling switch to be turned On for a handoff to Wi-Fi.

That's it!  Your phone is now enabled for Calling PLUS.  You can call anyone using Calling PLUS, the person or party that you're calling does not need to have Calling PLUS in order for it to work.

 

Keep in mind: 

  • Calling PLUS is included free of charge with your Sprint plan, though data usage does count toward any metered data allotment.
  • Calling PLUS is a only available to select devices at this time and only in areas with LTE service.  We will add more device models over time.
    • Current devices:  LG Stylo 3, Samsung J7 Perx
  • Calling PLUS is not a VoLTE solution and call quality can vary based on location and network conditions.
  • Calling PLUS is only supported on the Sprint LTE network and will not work over roaming partner networks. 
  • Calls initiated while on LTE will not hand off to CDMA towers.  When leaving an LTE area, such a call may drop.
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where did you find/see this information?

 

-Don't quote an entire post, especially when your post is going to be immediately following it.

-Mr.Nuke

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Where did you find/see this information?

I found it in the Sprint community posted my an employee expert.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know about the handoff from WiFi to LTE. I was on a WiFi call that carried over to LTE because I went out of WiFi range. The called continued on LTE. The called then dropped after about 5 minutes. The person called right back within seconds. I was able to answer a voLTE call. I wasn’t able to duplicate it. That was the one and only time that has happened.

7555313420ce6f82c9d08b2948cfa66a.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I know about the handoff from WiFi to LTE. I was on a WiFi call that carried over to LTE because I went out of WiFi range. The called continued on LTE. The called then dropped after about 5 minutes. The person called right back within seconds. I was able to answer a voLTE call. I wasn’t able to duplicate it. That was the one and only time that has happened.

7555313420ce6f82c9d08b2948cfa66a.jpg
I can't wait for real VOLTE like the other carriers use.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note 8 finally got Calling Plus. Has been pretty reliable so far. Voice quality is vastly improved.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I made a VoLTE call without a WiFi hand off. We are getting closer!

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I made a VoLTE call without a WiFi hand off. We are getting closer!
Which handset?

Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, ZebraDude said:

Which handset?

Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
 

iPhone 7 Plus 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Posts

    • I started working on the Raspberry Pi 3b Plus tonight with an Sierra Wireless em7565. This one has all those cool features that I was describing up top. Not bad for ~39 bucks. I was waiting for a few open source firmwares to get through the compilebot6k's toobs; this one is built now. Some use modem manager or openWRT for the router side. This LTE radio is band(s) 2/26/41 capable on the Sprint side. Band 25 did not make the cut, but was on previous Sierra builds. This is a tester radio so there is a slight chance it will appear down the road. It has just about every other LTE band.  

      This is an example of the debug screen. GMO is nearest so we only get 26 from a far site. No 41 in our zip yet. 
      The best part is I can plug an MC7455(that would be Modem#2) or another EM7565 in and it can hop over to that or I can direct load balancing. I just wanted to show the EM7565 authenticated below. Another shot of my terrible reception. Here it is out of the armor.

      So, we have a stable software image. I will get it built and add some GPS features, then test on band 41 in Myrtle where present. We have one site w 8t8r gear to test 3xCA on, so it might be a minute. I am in 2xCA MM areas through the week. I will see how it likes the Magic box too. 

      I should have a true GB ethernet router to massacre in the next couple of weeks with software images already set to go. I can embed the radio beyond a USB adapter. It still requires m.2>mPCIe but that is one less failure point and better throughput. This was a great breakthrough in affordable and small solutions for us.  I have to go to bed and then work now.

      Have a great week everyone.
    • Thank you so much for bringing light to this! I would have never known about it had you not posted it! You've saved me a lot of money and lowered my bill moving forward! It wasn't an easy process, but well worth it. Unlocking the phones was surprisingly easy. But the small hiccup came with my final bill. When I received it, I thought I was screwed when I saw that the ETF was included. I almost paid for it too, but the frugal in me decided to call Sprint (couldn't hurt, right?). After an hour on the phone with a US supervisor, my account was credited for the full amount of the ETFs. I walked away Scot-free!! Thanks a bunch OP! I'm trying Verizon's throttled unlimited data plan. Excellent reliability in the city, but there are certain key spots where I need my phone that aren't great. I don't know if it's the throttling or the network.
    • I see more mass upgrades by TMO on 600mhz -- it seems they did an amazing and fast roll out. If I recall folks here thougt TMO wouldn't be able to see much strides for a year plus.

      Reason I bring it up is TMO can't have much more free cash than Sprint. Yet can operate fast and lean.

      Positive note Sprint has rocked it's upgrades this past year...

      Sent from my XT1635-02 using Tapatalk

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

×