Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:10 PM PDT
In the past few day, Sprint began informing its staff and partners that the VOIP application used for LTE Calling on Sprint devices, Calling Plus, will be starting to be decommissioned beginning with software updates to Android devices on the 29th of September. Sprint updated the Calling Plus FAQ to note this upcoming change to android devices via software updates yet to be rolled out.
What happens to Calling Plus if I install the device software update?
Installing the update will remove the Calling PLUS settings menu. Wi-Fi Calling will remain in a new menu called Voice Networks menu. Simultaneous voice & data will only be available when connected to Wi-Fi.
The following is allegedly what the UI screen will resemble when the devices are updated to remove Calling Plus.
Photo Credit: Sean
Yes. That's right. Don't avert your eyes!
The removal of Calling Plus heralds the arrival of the Opt-In VoLTE toggle.
Magic Box Connections Enhanced
In addition to the removal Calling Plus, existing Magic Box's have already began and will continue to receive firmware updates that will enable the support of VoLTE in the soft launch regions. This firmware update, currently 188.8.131.524 / 184.108.40.206, also has additional "enhancements" that will improve uplink performance and device handoffs between Magic Box's to and from other Magic Box's or Macro / Micro cells.
This is what the screen appears to be when updated.
Photo Credits: Jim
So with all this work going on it's all on you Galaxy S8 generation users to tell us on your experiences with the the slightly delayed VoLTE soft launch in the coming days!