Freedom Mobile VoLTE, Extended Range LTE for iPhone Coming Oct. 29 with iOS 12.1

Shaw’s Freedom Mobile has been staggering its VoLTE and Extended Range LTE roll out, but with all the announcements, Apple iPhone users have still been waiting patiently, despite being told support was coming.

That is all set to change when Freedom Mobile launches VoLTE and Extended Range LTE for iPhone users on Monday, October 29, 2019.

According to documents seen by iPhone in Canada, a Freedom Mobile carrier update will be released on the 29th, as part of the public release of iOS 12.1, which will arrive a day before Apple’s special event in New York City.

Freedom Mobile VoLTE will work on all iPhone models, while Extended Range LTE will work for the same, except for the iPhone SE. To get access to VoLTE, customers with an iPhone 6 or higher must install iOS 12 and the carrier update that comes with the latter. You can then toggle VoLTE on your phone by going to:

Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Enable LTE (Voice & Data)

Another requirement for VoLTE and Extended Range LTE to work for iPhone users is a Profile 6 or 6A SIM card. Those with an older Profile 5 SIM card can get a free swap at any Freedom Mobile location. Profile 6 SIM card users can ensure their card is updated by sending a “SIM” text message to 40001.

Shaw recently announced Freedom Mobile gained 85,000 wireless users during their Q4 earnings, bringing their total wireless base to 1.4 million users in Canada.

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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).