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August update on Sprint branded S9+

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August update on Sprint branded S9+
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VoLTE??

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No. Still showing LTE Calling and WiFi Calling. 

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No. Still showing LTE Calling and WiFi Calling. 
Glad I moved on to the S10 5G.

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Starting to think this phone simply isn't getting it. But, when I use LTE calling on this S9, the call quality is horrendous. I'd rather not use it and keep legacy 800 CDMA. Voice over LTE will never be even close to as reliable, at least from my experience here in Atlanta when using LTE calling vs CDMA. The difference is staggering.

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Starting to think this phone simply isn't getting it. But, when I use LTE calling on this S9, the call quality is horrendous. I'd rather not use it and keep legacy 800 CDMA. Voice over LTE will never be even close to as reliable, at least from my experience here in Atlanta when using LTE calling vs CDMA. The difference is staggering.
Voice over LTE has minimum GBR as part of its QOS. Calling Plus does not.


There is a world of difference between the two implementations and the voice quality.

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I hope so because I've been using this LTE calling in beta as a proxy for how voice over LTE will function (without further optimization).  If that were the case, Sprint's well respected call quality would quickly evaporate into the ether of the past. Glad to hear that's not necessarily the case. 

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I hope so because I've been using this LTE calling in beta as a proxy for how voice over LTE will function (without further optimization).  If that were the case, Sprint's well respected call quality would quickly evaporate into the ether of the past. Glad to hear that's not necessarily the case. 
Calling+ is not a good proxy for VoLTE. It's night and day difference. VoLTE will never suffer from congestion. Calling+ is impacted severely by it. If you're moving (such as in a car), I've noticed the network will move you to B26 to minimize handoffs and cutouts while on a VoLTE call (remember, congestion doesn't affect VoLTE. It's as though B26 is unloaded). The network doesn't know you're on a Calling+ call, so you'll get stuck with B41 unusual upload, etc, and the call will cut out.

As an example, I was in a subway station waiting for a train. There was a DAS with B25 and B26 only. Data was literally unusable. I couldn't even send a message in a chat. 0 throughput. Yet a VoLTE call I did was crystal clear.

Read my wall post if you want a technical breakdown of the difference https://s4gru.com/entry/439-sprints-casting-call-of-voice-over-actors-an-in-depth-analysis-of-volte-calling-and-vowifi/

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Yeah VoLTE is a lot better than calling plus was.

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Calling+ is not a good proxy for VoLTE. It's night and day difference. VoLTE will never suffer from congestion. Calling+ is impacted severely by it. If you're moving (such as in a car), I've noticed the network will move you to B26 to minimize handoffs and cutouts while on a VoLTE call (remember, congestion doesn't affect VoLTE. It's as though B26 is unloaded). The network doesn't know you're on a Calling+ call, so you'll get stuck with B41 unusual upload, etc, and the call will cut out.

As an example, I was in a subway station waiting for a train. There was a DAS with B25 and B26 only. Data was literally unusable. I couldn't even send a message in a chat. 0 throughput. Yet a VoLTE call I did was crystal clear.

Read my wall post if you want a technical breakdown of the difference https://s4gru.com/entry/439-sprints-casting-call-of-voice-over-actors-an-in-depth-analysis-of-volte-calling-and-vowifi/

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I remember when every carrier had VoLTE but Sprint everyone was saying how it wasnt needed, then after calling plus came they raved about how great it was and later when VoLTE came now calling plus is crap.

What's weird is I had calling plus and watched the quality degrade to the point where Sprint stopped offering it with the Note 9. Point is VoLTE I hope is not being over hyped. At least in my area VoLTE clarity and reliability is better than Calling plus but honestly not by much. Especially if it's a VoLTE to Non VoLTE call.

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16 hours ago, ingenium said:

Calling+ is not a good proxy for VoLTE. It's night and day difference. VoLTE will never suffer from congestion. Calling+ is impacted severely by it. If you're moving (such as in a car), I've noticed the network will move you to B26 to minimize handoffs and cutouts while on a VoLTE call (remember, congestion doesn't affect VoLTE. It's as though B26 is unloaded). The network doesn't know you're on a Calling+ call, so you'll get stuck with B41 unusual upload, etc, and the call will cut out.

As an example, I was in a subway station waiting for a train. There was a DAS with B25 and B26 only. Data was literally unusable. I couldn't even send a message in a chat. 0 throughput. Yet a VoLTE call I did was crystal clear.

Read my wall post if you want a technical breakdown of the difference https://s4gru.com/entry/439-sprints-casting-call-of-voice-over-actors-an-in-depth-analysis-of-volte-calling-and-vowifi/

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That was my whole point. That I was admittedly wrong. I thought that was obvious in my response. That said I'll definitely revisit your article. Thanks for the great information!

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I’m tired of asking the same question but let us know if VoLTE is finally in this one.


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Don't waste the effort asking. It'll be BIG news at this point if it EVER hits and I suspect there will be rumors before it happens. As long as it is quiet and as long as there isn't a second follow up screen shot almost immediately you can safely assume there is no news. Even when it does finally hit it will be a disappointment in some way I'm sure.

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2 hours ago, Terrell352 said:


I’m tired of asking the same question but let us know if VoLTE is finally in this one.


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Just installed the update on my S9.  No VOLTE unless they hid it somewhere.  Also, no improved Carrier aggregation either.The last two updates done NOTHING that is visible to me.  This is really starting to tweak me.  WHY is the s9 being treated so badly?  Is there some type of fatal design flaw with these phones that can not be overcome?   VOLTE is available almost everywhere, but why not on the S9 which is still fairly new?    No new aggregation options.  It really needs the 25 &41 aggregation that is talked about but never appears.

    Due to improvements probably at the cell sites, I am getting locked onto band 41 much more frequently. But it is not usable because of the poor upload from the phone.  I actually have LTE+ in my home at levels of -111 to -128.  But at those levels, I get absolutely NO upload.  No wonder people say Sprint Sucks and leave for another carrier.  I do use Wi-Fi at home and that solves the issue at home, but waling into another building somewhere causes the DATA to freeze at these levels.

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