VoLTE (short for Voice over LTE) is a subsequent era customary for voice job on 4G LTE networks. It uses IP-based record to place calls directly over LTE, instead of regulating CSFB (Circuit Switched Fallback) to place calls and broach SMS messages on bequest networks such as 2G or 3G. With a roll-out of LTE scarcely finish in many markets, VoLTE has turn a renouned underline given a final dual years. The immeasurable infancy of networks around a universe don’t have a prerequisite to use VoLTE, as they can still make calls and send messages interjection to CSFB. In India, however, a use of VoLTE skyrocketed in 2016 interjection to a arise of Reliance Jio. Jio is an all IP-based LTE network with no fallback for 2G/3G calling. Therefore, users need to have a VoLTE-capable smartphone to use Jio (or use Jio’s Jio4GVoice app).
Since 2016, many smartphones have been updated and expelled with VoLTE support for Indian carriers. It took Airtel and Vodafone India most longer to hurl out VoLTE, though India’s tip dual carriers have rolled out VoLTE in vital Indian cities. VoLTE-supported smartphones and underline phones are now found in a marketplace for as small as ₹2,999. On a other hand, we have a Google Pixel. When it launched in 2016, a Google Pixel did not creatively support VoLTE for Jio in India. This was a poignant mistake during a time when consumer courtesy of Jio was during a rise interjection to giveaway voice and information services. Google did eventually hurl out an refurbish for a Pixel to support VoLTE on Jio.
The Google Pixel 2 upheld VoLTE for Jio out of a box, though by that time, Airtel and Vodafone had also started rolling out VoLTE for upheld phones. Strangely, a Pixel 2 does not support VoLTE on Vodafone India and Airtel. Now, Google has bound a emanate for Vodafone India users by imprinting it as bound in a emanate tracker. VoLTE support for Vodafone India (which has now joined with Idea to form Vodafone Idea) will hurl out in a destiny update. (There is no discuss of when VoLTE will be rolled out for Airtel users.)
When a refurbish rolls out, Pixel 2 users on Vodafone India can design potentially aloft peculiarity calls if they are located in an area where LTE has been rolled out.