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What is VoLTE?


What is VoLTE?

VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is the next generation of voice service for your phone. VoLTE will direct your voice calls over to Boost’s newly advanced LTE network instead of our standard wireless voice network. VoLTE will provide superior voice quality and allow you to browse the Internet and use data-driven apps while on a call. VoLTE must be enabled on your device to experience these new benefits and our 5G network where available. Simply put: talk and surf at the same time!


How do I turn on VoLTE?

VoLTE is a simple toggle switch in Settings. To Enable, Go to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks. Set the VoLTE toggle to On.


What are the other Benefits of VoLTE?

Make a voice call and surf the web at the same time.

Enjoy superior voice quality for enhanced clarity.


What devices support VoLTE?

Currently, the following devices support VoLTE. Be sure to have device software updated to the latest version to support this feature:

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

Check back soon as more VoLTE enabled 5G capable devices will be added to our product lineup in the coming months.


How do I know if VoLTE is available and being used?

Android Phones: On most devices, the VoLTE icon should display in the status bar when available.


How does VoLTE work with Wi-Fi Calling?

Wi-Fi Calls will transfer to VoLTE when Wi-Fi coverage becomes poor and VoLTE is available. For this automated transfer to take place, VoLTE must be turned “ON” on your device.

Conversely, if Wi-Fi Calling is turned “ON”, calls can transfer from VoLTE to Wi-Fi when the device is connected to a strong Wi-Fi signal capable of supporting a call over Wi-Fi.


Is VoLTE available in Roaming areas?

VoLTE calling may be available in select Roaming areas.


What is Wi-Fi Calling?

Wi-Fi Calling is a service that allows you to make and receive phone calls over a Wi-Fi connection. It's simple to use with no separate application or log-in required. Wi-Fi calling is a free service when calling to a US, US Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico number. International rates still apply for international numbers.


What is the advantage of Wi-Fi Calling?

Wi-Fi Calling provides the ability to call or message from almost anywhere when a Wi-Fi connection is available. The service provides enhanced coverage in locations that have limited or no mobile network coverage. With Wi-Fi Calling, you can use the internet and apps while on an active call.


What phones support Wi-Fi Calling?

Wi-Fi Calling will be available on most new devices launching in 2020. To check if your phone supports Wi-Fi Calling, go to Settings to look for the Wi-Fi Calling option.


How do I activate/setup Wi-Fi Calling?

Wi-Fi Calling is enabled in Settings.

Android Phones: Go to Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi Calling

Wi-Fi Calling will prompt you to enter a registered location prior to the service being used. This information may be used to route a 9-1-1 call to emergency services personnel.


When do I need to update my location information?

You should verify and update the Registered Location information regularly. Be sure to update your registered address each time when accessing a Wi-Fi network with the same name (SSID) that may exist in multiple locations.


How can I tell if a call is using Wi-Fi Calling?

Android: On most devices, the Wi-Fi Calling icon will display in the status bar when the service is ready to be used.


Does 9-1-1 work with Wi-Fi Calling?

Yes. A 9-1-1 call may first attempt to route over a wireless carrier network. If a 9-1-1 call doesn't route over a wireless carrier network within approximately 20 seconds, a 9-1-1 call may then attempt to route over Wi-Fi Calling. Always be prepared to provide your precise location information to emergency service personnel and to contact emergency services by alternate means.

International locations: Emergency calling is not supported over Wi-Fi Calling outside of the domestic United States. However, your wireless device may be able to connect to local emergency responders abroad over a local wireless carrier network using GSM or CDMA by dialing the appropriate abbreviated dialing code in that area, such as 1-1-2. If you attempt such a call, Wi-Fi Calling will be disabled while your wireless device attempts to connect to a local wireless carrier network to route your emergency call.

View the Wi-Fi Calling 9-1-1 Service Limitations

Print 9-1-1 warning labels for your Wi-Fi Calling-enabled devices


Will Wi-Fi Calling support in-call handover between Wi-Fi and wireless networks?

Wi-Fi Calls will transfer to VoLTE when Wi-Fi coverage becomes poor and VoLTE is available. For this automated transfer to take place, VoLTE must be turned “ON”.