Freedom Mobile Launches VoLTE on Select Smartphones

Shaw’s Freedom Mobile has announced this morning it has launched VoLTE (Voice over LTE) for select smartphones, starting off with LG G6 and G7 Android devices, the only two models to start.

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We heard you loud and clear.

Voice over LTE is now available on LG G6 and G7 devices, providing you with noticeably clearer and reliable voice calling. https://t.co/wY4koRq0HA

More devices coming soon…? pic.twitter.com/Nt86BsncV9

— Freedom Mobile (@FreedomMobile) August 13, 2019

VoLTE allows for calls and data to be used simultaneously, instead of normally seeing voice calls switch back to 3G networks. VoLTE also offers support for higher quality audio calls and faster call set-up times.

Unfortunately, VoLTE is not available for any of Apple’s iPhones on Freedom Mobile yet, but according to the company, “Additional devices will be added in the future.” Most likely the feature will eventually roll out for iPhone users at some point, since competing carriers from the Big 3 support VoLTE for Apple users.

Back in April, Freedom Mobile’s parent company, Shaw, said it was continuing to roll out its 2500 and 700 MHz spectrum, which would support new features such as VoLTE, which has arrived today.

Published by Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).