Volte Launched?

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Hello everyone, is the Volte officially launched with Koodo? Need the HD quality of calling please
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Koodo already has HD voice. VoLTE is mainly to not require having to step down to 3G when making calls. BVut to answer your question: VoLTE is not yet official. There's no public timeline AFAIK.
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But voice in 3G is so bad in quality compared with Rogers and bell Volte, I was so excited this morning and try to see any carrier update but no luck lol
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Slightly off topic, 3G HD audio is quite good, but it works only when calling other Koodo, Virgin, Bell and Telus subs. Calling Rogers subs results in quite bad voice quality and they only support 3G HD within their own sub base.

Not switching to 3G and faster connects would be a plus for volte
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Don't think it will be coming soon. I called and they said that VoLTE to implement is expensive and that Koodo keeps costs down by not introducing the more advanced features of other networks. However, it has been known that they have been testing this feature all summer. So maybe in a few days when iOS 11 launches.
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Seems pretty foolish considering that they're just a flanker brand of Telus and should be able to use any and all technology that Telus has introduced without few extra costs involved.

Both Fido and Virgin have also both introduced WiFi Calling and VoLTE, matching their parent companies.
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My thoughts, precisely.
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Operationally speaking, it’s more expensive to maintain differences between Telus and Koodo.
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You could always call via FaceTime audio which AJ's better quality then normal calls
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Except can't facetime Android users.
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Ranjan is famous!
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As Ranjan already said : "Unfortunately — and don’t shoot the messenger now — I don’t have much more to share at this time re: timing/availability. As soon as we’re able to share more, we will.”
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@Lloyd Willett
  Although Telus has included Android phones in the VoLTE roll out, they have not included any on the VoWi-Fi side. I expect Koodo will follow a parallel path.
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Buy the man a beer, eh? Lol

@Cory Z I endorse the purchase and consumption of beer :D

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I endorse your endorsement on the purchase and consumption of beer. :D
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Oh this endorsement could run onto an endless chain :D

Let's just say if it were possible, @Cory Z you and I would toast you a cold one to Koodo, VoLTE, flagship phones and any other amusing topic :D

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Hi to All,

If I could add my few cents to this discussion I personally think that folks who think that VoLTE is the Deal Breaker for them are going to switch or already switched to Telus, Rogers or Fido and Virgin. Statistically speaking Koodo knows very well how many users actually done it and care about it, at all.

If the amount is insignificant and it didn't do any huge dent in their subscribers base for those who have mixed emotions about VoLTE  and treat it as not necessity but good addition to their Plan, patience and hope is the only legitimate answer.
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Koodo is a no-frills, all self-serve brand. Koodo gives fewer carrier-driven features or services (VoLTE, VoWiFi, data only tablet plans, etc.), in return gives bigger discounts on phones, more generous referral credits (again self-serve promo) and billing features such as SFD, still on the better Bellus nation-wide network. Aside these factors (and market dumping), expect to pay roughly the same from one month to the next with the other subsidiaries.
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Honestly, I had VoLTE back when I was on Rogers. I was dropping calls more than I liked. It's by no means a perfected technology.

Personally, I rarely call any more, so I don't really care one way or the other about having it.

That said, Koodo is generally cheaper for plans and data than the big 3, so you have to expect some concessions in return.
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but fido and virgin are offering the same plans with same prices with VoLTE, i think thats why koodo subscribers are getting irked.
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Fair enough, every person has different wants and needs as far as features. That's the beauty of having choices in carriers. :)
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True. I have been a loyal koodo subscriber since 2011... Koodo used to be the only one offering Canadian wide calling back then and it was pretty competitive. Now, to be completely honest, both fido and virgin are matching their plans with koodo. Additionally, they don't charge fees for the call centre, yet they still have mobile phone apps. Let's be real, koodo has been cutting off their budget for lots of things and other phone companies are offering whatever Koodo is offering and even more... Lets hope Koodo would actually hear from us and make some changes eventually.
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Apple Watch Series 3 needs VoLTE to work on the Telus network, and sales will start on December 1, 2017. So that is a pretty good sign that VoLTE will be enabled soon,
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Koodo doesn’t sell Apple Watch...
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Hi to All,

I wanted to mention one thing. Unfortunately even Koodo implement VoLte soon it is not going to work on iPhone 5s and older.
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Not surprising. The 5s is 4+ years old. It’s long pas EOL as far as carrier support is concerned.
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@Lloyd, Telus users has been using VoiceLTE for almost 10+ months. Koodo said they are testing it but likely won't let you know exact dates for rollout. They just launched the easyroam today(similar to fidoroam), so let's wait, they are improving.
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@Azure123

I have already blamed Apple in my earlier post. I have never blamed Koodo for that. And it has nothing to do with my belief.
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@Jan Hope: you mentioned "Actually 5s hardware can handle VoLTE.  5s is 64 capable", That was what I meant about your belief.
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@Jan Hope: you mentioned "Actually 5s hardware can handle VoLTE.  5s is 64 capable", That was what I meant about your belief.
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@Azure123
The reason I said it has nothing to do with my belief. Because I did some research about it and based on that research I have come to conclusion that it has to do more with Apple decision than the phone itself although without any doubt it is and old phone with a new software.

I want to stop this argument. On this forum we want to help each other not to argue about some technicalities that some people may not even be interested in or understand what we are talking about.
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I wonder how many people took advantage of the massive 10GB/$60 blitz this weekend to port out to a carrier with VoLTE? Everything else being equal, that’s the only differentiator.
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I ported out after Koodo insisted the 10GB plan is for new customers only.  The faster call setups on VoLTE are quite noticeable and appreciated. The quality is perhaps a tiny bit better than HSPA with HD Voice. That all said, it's not great. Sometimes you get artifacts that you'll find with voip. Today, I had a one-way audio in and out of a call, which was super frustrating.
Turning it off for now.

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