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I have no doubt Sprint will restrict devices in the same way AT&T does when it comes to VoLTE use. Sprint is by far the most restrictive carrier when it comes to devices, even if it is a fully compatible device...
I got the update on my S8 I'm on Boost so at first the VOLTE option was blocked once I restarted my phone the option disappeared. So only ( as of now) boost customers can't talk and surf. My phone can do it on all other carriers including att just H+

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Does anybody know how quickly (or slowly) other markets will get added to VoLTE? I thought the Shentel market would be high on the list but it seems we didn't make the initial cut. 

I use calling plus at times and hate to update my phone to lose that capability until VoLTE is available. I also hate to hold off and not do the security updates that come with the system updates. I'm pretty much caught in the middle. 

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Just now, nowerlater said:

My airave LTE has changed to that also

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Something that's interesting, when I do a network search on my essential phone, 312-530 shows up as an option, but it is "forbidden" and I can't connect to it. I wonder if anyone knows what that's about.

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Very exiting...the latest note 9 Android 9.0 beta (see xda for the news and links) has volte working by default (presumably enabled after I enabled wifi calling???)... I can make AND receive calls while using data!!! Couldn't do that on Oreo 8.1...anyone else try it out yet????

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Just something to try for those of us not in the VoLTE markets...

I just started a call on Wifi calling and then turned off wifi. The call then switched to a VoLTE call. The icon appeared in at the top of the phone. I think there's a name for this, but it's escaping me at the moment. 

Anyway, it's a start for us I guess. 

This was in the Shentel market. It may not work everywhere. 

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That's voice call continuity. It has been a thing for a while.
True, but this is the first I've seen it work with VoLTE. It worked with calling plus prior. It was just nice to see it working now with VoLTE. A made a test call of about 5 minutes where I transitioned towers, so it seems to be working well. There were no cutouts or anything either. It worked really well.

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True, but this is the first I've seen it work with VoLTE. It worked with calling plus prior. It was just nice to see it working now with VoLTE. A made a test call of about 5 minutes where I transitioned towers, so it seems to be working well. There were no cutouts or anything either. It worked really well.

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It's possible that it's basically Calling+. In other words, it maintains the data connection, but there is no QoS. It depends if Shentel has implemented it yet.

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40 minutes ago, ingenium said:

It's possible that it's basically Calling+. In other words, it maintains the data connection, but there is no QoS. It depends if Shentel has implemented it yet.

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I suppose that is possible. It displayed the icon, but it's possible it wasn't actually VoLTE. I will say there were no stutters or anything on the call I did and it sounded good. I tend to be a glass half full person, so hopefully Shentel has it already implemented and maybe it won't be long until they turn it on here. 

One can hope at least. 

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VoLTE JUST when live here in Cleveland.  I mean just!  SCP also no longer shows an active 1x/3G connection.
How's it working? What phone are you using?

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Just went live now in minneapolis as well. Doesn't appear to support my airave 4g lte though. If I get far enough away from my airave, I see the icon and the 1x drop off. I'm on an s8.

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Just went live now in minneapolis as well. Doesn't appear to support my airave 4g lte though. If I get far enough away from my airave, I see the icon and the 1x drop off. I'm on an s8. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

 

 

 

 

I could see that making sense... The assumption is that an Airave is used where you have a very poor or no signal. So the likelihood of a handoff when you get outside of Airave coverage is better on 1x.   

 

 

I'm assuming if you start a VoLTE call outside of Airave coverage and then walk back into coverage, it will handoff and maintain the VoLTE call.

 

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