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  1. Essential phone received the same android update at about the same time yesterday. Funny enough, there has been a time or two in the last year that essential beat even googles update for the various monthly security updates.
  2. my essential phone had the volte toggle in the radio menu completely disabled at some point. not sure if it was the may update or they did it through a profile update.
  3. now these are the nexus / pixel prices that i remember and love. So...how bad do these suck compared to the regular pixel 3? What did they do to get the price so low? Seems like the only difference is the processor but will anyone really notice in day to day use? Right now I have an essential phone.
  4. Good to know. I just cant figure out why when I try to initiate the call on WC to Verizon, HD voice will not appear but the reverse it will (she calls me instead). Everything else is the same.
  5. Within the last week I started getting HD voice, while connected to wifi calling, when a Verizon user calls me. However if i initiate the call instead HD voice is not there. What gives? Also, if i disconnect from wifi and use the cellular network (1x800), no HD voice no matter what. its been so long so i can not remember but is there no HD voice on 1x?
  6. this calling behavior went live on the essential phone a few weeks back, there are prior posts about it which sounds like you have found at this point. However, starting about a week and a half ago, my essential no longer has this available so i am not sure if they disabled it for my area or what.
  7. " VoLTE is able to use a dedicated, guaranteed airlink to ensure that congestion on the network (LTE or WiFi) won’t adversely affect the call." Dont know if adding wifi to that statement was in error but if not, how would sprint handle call affecting congestion on someones wifi network or ISP which is completely out of their hands?
  8. when viewing the IMS status from the Phone Info menu, and it shows IMS Registration: Registered and then Voice Over LTE: Available, will it show available even for just calling plus? https://imgur.com/a/jPQrNkH#yyfuCJY
  9. Fwiw, the essential has the volte toggle enabled but i cant remember if it always has. maybe it always was since it had the ability to roam off wifi calling onto LTE (and back again)?
  10. Wonder if its VOLTE or calling plus like the Essential phone that also started working recently.
  11. interesting, but no big deal I guess. Main thing is the ability to talk and surf at the same time as needed, when away from wifi, finally.
  12. i only noticed today but my essential phone has VoLTE operating now. I was in Puerto Rico and Baltimore last week so I am not sure if it got updated there to be VoLTE active or not (visiting a VOLTE active market activates the feature, would that happen?) or if someone is trolling the northern new england market and thought VoLTE would work at all reliably but...its active, at least for me.
  13. this should work on the essential phone to then, i would imagine (or maybe really any rooted phone?).
  14. my essential phone, since last weeks feb update, has been showing as native ( no R indicator) when connected to T-Mobile or USCC LTE. If voice is also roaming then the R indicator will display.
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