Tim Yu Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, October 2, 2018 - 9:00 PM PDT
Starting right now, October 3,2018 12:01 AM EST, Samsung Galaxy S8, 8+, and S8 Active users can manually download the firmware to remove Calling Plus from their devices and bring forth the VoLTE Opt-In toggle.
Oh yeah. VoLTE is live on the Sprint Network™ as part of the VoLTE Soft Launch in the select markets. The roll out to the soft launch markets will be gradual over the next weeks. So have at it you folks in the first soft launch markets that are going live!
Here are the first 15 initial soft launch markets with more following in the next few weeks.
New York City
San Francisco Bay
And if you're in a soft launch market...
Discuss Sprint VoLTE on on the forums.
NEW SERVICE ALERT: Ames, Iowa
A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in Ames, Iowa! Coverage on the north side is great, but not so good in the center of town. Turn on your 4G antennas, scan for service and start surfin'!
LTE if you like, this uses the signal from the tower to supply data to the MB to rebroadcast a clean, local signal. I haven't heard of these being options. Sounds like you got a newer one. Neat! If you have a WiFi network you would like to use, give it a try. You can always reset these things.
Hi! Newb to the magicbox. I just had one delivered. Easy set up.
Under the settings though, it gives me the opinions of:
I’m at a loss of which to choose. Ethernet is out because I can’t get to it. I haven’t found anywhere explaining why I would choose LTE vs WiFi.
The unverified rumor floating around reddit is that iPhone 8 and higher will get the ability to enable VoLTE when Apple releases IOS 12.1.1.
There were changes made to the iPhone hardware components between the iPhone 7 and 8 models and the new IOS carrier bundle only has Sprint VoLTE code in it that works on that newer hardware. It is possible to enable VoLTE on older iPhones as other providers have done so but they did so when those older iPhones were current.
Since the majority of Sprint iPhone users have a phone released in the past 2 years, a special update just for the older iphones seems unlikely when they have to spend time working to get VoLTE rolled out for other newer phones. Phones without VoLTE should continue to work for a while as Sprint previously said they are not planning on completely shutting down CDMA for a couple years.