Voice Over LTE
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What is Volte? Is Volte available in the Philippines?

Volte is simply Voice over LTE

Voice over Long-Term Evolution is a high-speed wireless communication standard for mobile phones and data terminals, including Internet of things devices and wearables. VoLTE has up to three times more voice and data capacity than older 3G UMTS phones . Voice over LTE happens when your carrier allows you to place a phone call over your LTE connection instead of the older 3G networks. The increased bandwith brings better quality voice over the internet, which connects faster.

What is VoWiFi?

VoWiFi, or voice over Wi-Fi, stands for Wi-Fi Calling which is a complementary technology to VoLTE and lets you make voice calls over a Wi-Fi network.

You may use VoLTE or VoWiFi even if your called party doesn’t have a VoLTE-capable device. Calls between VoLTE/VoWiFi – VoLTE/VoWiFi will have a long-beep ringtone, similar to IDD calls. For calls between VoLTE or VoWiFi and 3G/2G, the call will have the normal ringtone.

How do you turn on VOLTE on your phone?

  • Dial *#*#4636#*#* on the dialer app.
  • Tap on Phone information 1 or 2 depending on which sim you wanted to be activated for VOLTE
  • Scroll down and check if you see ”Turn Off VOLTE slider”
  • In case you see “Turn on VOLTE slider”, just turn it on in the same menu.

Enable VoLTE On Other Devices Using USSD Code

This method is very easier and convenient for non-techy guys. Even, if you are a geek. Probably, you will go with this method.

  1. Open “Phone” app from the home screen.
  2. Dial *#*#86583#*#*

Enable VoWifi on XIAOMI or other Android Phones

  1. Open Phone app from home screen.
  2. Dial * # * # 869434#*#*
  3. Alert will display: “VoWifi Check was enabled” or “VoWifi check was disabled”

Globe compatible VoLTE phones and VoWiFi devices

VoLTE-capable devicesVoWiFi-capable devices
Samsung S8, S8+, Samsung S10, S10e, S10+, S9, S9+, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra 5GS10e, S10, S10+, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G,  
Samsung Note10, Note10+, Note10 Lite, Note9, Note20, Note20 Ultra 5G,Note10+, Note10, Note10 Lite, Note9, Note20, Note20 Ultra 5G, Note20 5G,
Samsung A50, A80, A7 (2018), A6 (2018), A30s, A10s, A6+ (2018), A10Fold, Z Fold2, Z Flip, S8, S8+, S9. S9+
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, Z Fold2, Z Flip, A30, A50s, A01, A51, A71, A11, A21s, A31sA10, A20, A50s, A70, A50, A80, A51, A01, A7 (2018), A6 (2018), A30, A30s, A10, A6+ (2018)
Samsung A42 5G, S20 FE LTE, S21, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, A32 5G, A52 5G, A52 LTE, A72 5G, A12, A02sA11, A21s, A31, A42 5G, S20 FE LTE, A02s, A12, A52 5G, A52 LTE, A72 LTE, A32 5G
Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 Pro 5GA7 (2018), A6 (2018), A30s, A10s, A6+ (2018)
Huawei P30, P30 Pro, P30 Lite, P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G, Y7a, Nova 7 SE
Huawei Nova 5T, Nova 3i, Nova 7i, Nova 7 SE (5G), Nova 7 5GHuawei P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 Pro 5G
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, Y9 2019, Y9s, Y7 ProiPhone 6S+, 7 and 7+, 8 and 8+, X, XR, XS MAX, XS, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, SE (2nd Gen)
RealMe 7i, C15, C11, 8 5G,iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro
Oppo Reno 4, Reno 4z 5G, A53Oppo Reno5 5G, Reno5 LTE, A54, A94, A74, A92
Nokia 7.2, 1.4, 3.2, 2720Nokia 7.2, 3.2, 2720, 1.4
iPhone 6S and 6S+, 7 and 7+, 8 and 8+, X, XR, XR Max, Xs, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, SE (2nd Gen), SE (1st Gen)Xiaomi MI P10T Pro 5G, Redmi Note 10 5G, Redmi 9T, Redmi 9C, Redmi 9A
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 ProRealMe 8.5G
Xiaomi MI P10T Pro 5G, Redmi Note 10 5G, Redmi 9T, Redmi 9C, Redmi 9A

Benefits of using Volte?

  • VoLTE enables simultaneous LTE data surfing and voice calls, meaning no drop in quality, or fallback to lower grade network (i.e. do not fallback to 2G or 3G coverage while making a voice call)
  • VoLTE enables Faster call set-up times than in 2G/3G networks (around 1.5 sec in LTE vs around 3.5-5 seconds in 2G/3G) and also enables quicker availability to supplementary services.
  • VoLTE enables HD voice quality that makes person sound up close.

What is difference of LTE vs VoLTE

LTEVoLTE
Call connection between two users is slower (almost takes 6 sec).If both users are on VoLTE, call connection is instant.

Does VoLTE drain battery fast?

VoLTE is an optimized technology which does not impact battery life as compared to 2G and 3G. The faster connection also sends files or data in optimized manner that there is less use of transmission compared to 2g or 3G which puts less strain on power and phone.

Is VoLTE free to use?

If VoLTE is available on your phone, it is free to turn it on or off but you have to note that it consumes data, which is not free and is a metered service by any TELCO.

How do I know if VoLTE is working?

Steps to Enable VoLTE Support on your Mobile device

  1. Open dial and Type *#*#4636#*#*
  2. Choose Phone information option from test Screen.
  3. Now you can Enable VoLTE Support slide.
  4. Restart your device.
  5. Now you can see Vo LTE option under Network Bar.

Dito Compatible VoLTE units available in the Philippines

Note: DITO continues to work with mobile phone brands to test and validate their phones’ compatibility with our network. We are constantly testing various phone models, so we can add them to our growing list. ?
While some phones are not yet on the official list of DITO-compatible phones, they may still work, but we can’t promise that you will get a seamless and quality DITO experience.

Smart Compatible VoLTE Phones in the Philippines

VoWiFi-Capable HandsetsVoLTE-Capable Handsets
Samsung A01Samsung A01
Samsung A10Samsung A10
Samsung A10sSamsung A10s
Samsung A30Samsung A30
Samsung A30sSamsung A30s
Samsung A31sSamsung A31s
Samsung A50Samsung A50
Samsung A50sSamsung A50s
Samsung A51Samsung A51
Samsung A70Samsung A70
Samsung A71Samsung A71
Samsung A80Samsung A80
Samsung S8Samsung S8
Samsung S8+Samsung S8+
Samsung S9Samsung S9
Samsung S9+Samsung S9+
Samsung S10eSamsung S10e
Samsung S10Samsung S10
Samsung S10+Samsung S10+
Samsung Note 8Samsung Note 8
Samsung Note 9Samsung Note 9
Samsung Note 10Samsung Note 10
Samsung Note 10+Samsung Note 10+
Samsung Note 20 5GSamsung Note 20 5G
Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5GSamsung Note 20 Ultra 5G
Samsung FoldSamsung Fold
Samsung S20Samsung S20
Samsung S20 PlusSamsung S20 Plus
Samsung S20 UltraSamsung S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Z FlipSamsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Z Flip 2 5GSamsung Z Flip 2 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5GSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
Huawei Mate 10Huawei Mate 10
Huawei Mate 20Huawei Mate 20
Huawei Mate 20 ProHuawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Y5Huawei Y5
Huawei Y9SHuawei Y9S
Huawei Mate 30 ProHuawei Mate 30 Pro
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5GHuawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
Huawei P30 liteHuawei P30 lite
Huawei P30Huawei P30
Huawei P30 ProHuawei P30 Pro
Huawei P40Huawei P40
Huawei P40+Huawei P40+
Huawei P40 ProHuawei P40 Pro
Huawei P40 Pro +Huawei P40 Pro +
Huawei Nova 7Huawei Nova 7
Huawei Nova 7SeHuawei Nova 7Se
Apple iPhone 7Realme X50 Pro 5G
Apple iPhone 7 PlusOppo Reno4Z 5G
Apple iPhone 8Vivo V20 Pro 5G
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPhone 11
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Realme X50 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno4Z 5G
Vivo V20 Pro 5G

We will regularly update the list whenever the service becomes available to other Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE-capable phones.

What is the Future of VoLTE?


Voice over LTE technology (VoLTE or VoLTE) is currently being adopted by operators in the US, India, and South Korea. In the US, it’s expected that more than 90% of wireless voice traffic will be VoLTE enabled within two years of its launch. Whether VoLTE will gain a foothold in the rest of the world remains to be seen, but it’s clear that operators are keen to push it as a major technology upgrade.

Which VoLTE phone to purchase?

Get one that fits your budget! Be practical as phone technology changes to often and spending on high end phones might leave you crying when a better phone comes out in less than 6 months. It would be prudent to check if your mobile phone is supported by your provider so you can get the full benefits of VoLTE. Buying online maybe easy, but making sure your phone works with your network is another concern that you will need to be aware of before your purchase.. buy wisely.. para Sulit!

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Activate VoWiFi and VoLTE on your device

Apple SamsungHuawei
VoWiFiVoWiFiVoWiFi
Open your phone settings.Open your phone settings.Open your phone settings.
Choose “Cellular.”Choose “Connections.”Choose “Mobile Data.”’
Turn on Wi-Fi Calling.Turn on Wi-Fi Calling.Turn on Wi-Fi Calling.
VoLTEVoLTEVoLTE
 Open “Settings.”Open “Settings.” Open “Settings.”
Choose “Cellular.”Choose “Connections.”Go to “Mobile Network” > “Mobile Data.”
Go to “Cellular Data Options” > “Voice & Data” and turn on “VoLTE.”Go to “Mobile Networks” and turn on “VoLTE Calls.”Turn on “VoLTE Calls.”

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