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Benefits, Limitations, and Other Important Things To Know About VoLTE

18 May 2023

1-Jun-06-2023-07-25-04-6939-AMIntroduction

Smartphones are undoubtedly one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century, and that’s for a good reason. These devices can be used to do a lot of things more than just the typical call and text that older mobile phones were primarily used for. Today, smartphones can also connect to the internet, giving you access to a vast network of information.


If you’ve been using smartphones for a while, you might have noticed that while they can do a lot of things, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Just a few years back, you could not connect to your mobile data and get access to the internet while you were on a phone call. That problem has since been fixed because newer smartphone models and mobile networks now offer VoLTE.
Are you curious about VoLTE and what it can do for you as a mobile user? Read through the rest of this article! We summarized everything you need to know about this new feature.

What Is VoLTE?

VoLTE is an acronym that stands for Voice over LTE. As the name suggests, it’s a feature that allows you to make and receive voice calls while using your phone’s mobile data through 4G LTE. Before, if you wanted to access the internet while you were on a phone call, you could only do so through the 3G network, which is much slower.

The good thing about VoLTE is that all telco networks in the Philippines already offer the feature. That includes DITO Telecommunity, which is the newest major player in the industry.


The feature is also available in most newer models of smartphones. This means that if you’ve only bought your phone over the last few months or years, there’s a high chance that you have VoLTE, too. Enabling this feature differs on every phone, but you can try following these steps:

  • Go to your phone’s “Settings.”
  • Select the option that allows you to configure your mobile network. It might be labeled “WiFi and Network” or “Mobile Settings.”
  • From there, find “VoLTE,” then turn it on.

Alternatively, you can visit your phone’s “Settings” and type “VoLTE” in the search bar. This might be an easier way for you to enable the feature.

Benefits of VoLTE

It is highly recommended that smartphone users turn on the VoLTE feature of their devices. After all, it offers quite a lot of benefits, including:

Offers Better Voice Call Quality

Everyone knows how frustrating it can be to experience choppy voice calls. You and the person at the other end of the line won’t understand each other because the signal gets interrupted, which could muddle or cut your conversation.
Fortunately, you no longer have to experience such an ordeal if you turn on your phone’s VoLTE. With this feature, you can say hello to high-definition voice calls and bid farewell to choppy ones.

Allows Multitasking

One of the most important advantages of VoLTE is that it allows you to multitask. You don’t always need to surf the internet while you’re on a phone call, but it can give you peace of mind to know that you won’t have a problem doing so.
It’s also highly beneficial if you’re always on the go. Imagine you’re in a public place with no WiFi, so you turn on your phone’s mobile hotspot to connect your laptop or tablet to the internet. If someone calls you and you answer it, your other devices won’t get disconnected, which means you can continue to work while you’re on the call.

Does Not Use Up Your Battery

Without VoLTE, your phone will automatically switch to 3G if you answer a voice call while your mobile data is switched on. This causes your phone to use up more power, which means you might drain your battery much faster.
Technically speaking, 3G uses less battery power than 4G. However, 3G is also much slower, so it will compensate for its lack of speed by using more time to access the internet. In the end, you’ll end up using more of your battery power.

Limitations of VoLTE

While VoLTE is an amazing feature, it still has a few limitations. First, it is heavily reliant on 4G LTE, so it might not work in certain places with a very weak signal. This means you won’t be able to make high-definition calls in areas without access to a 4G network.
High-definition calls are also only possible between two mobile users if both have VoLTE enabled. In that case, you can only fully eliminate choppy calls if the person at the other end of the line also uses the VoLTE feature on their phone.

Get Access to VoLTE

VoLTE indeed has some limitations, but they can be pretty insignificant compared to the benefits you get from the feature. If you wish to access VoLTE, you must use a SIM that allows it. Fortunately, DITO Telecommunity offers VoLTE.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of VoLTE, this is your sign to switch to DITO. Apart from VoLTE, there are other perks you can get if you subscribe to our network. Feel free to visit our experience stores to buy a SIM or browse our website to learn more about our promos.


Conclusion

VoLTE is a relatively new feature that offers plenty of benefits to mobile users. It makes calling friends and family more enjoyable, giving you a clearer voice quality. You’ll also have a stable internet connection even while on a call.
Enjoy VoLTE with DITO! Reach out to us today to learn more about how to use this feature.


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