Vidéotron launches VoLTE service, supports compatible BYOD iPhones


Quebec-based regional carrier Vidéotron has gone live with its VoLTE service, almost three weeks after Telus expanded its voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) network to cover the province in its entirety.

The Quebec-regional carrier has put up a VoLTE FAQ page that expands on the details of the service.

Those interested in the service need a VoLTE-compatible device and SIM, as well as the feature activated on their account. To activate the free feature on an iOS device, users must head to Settings > Cellular > Options > Voice and Data > LTE. Though the carrier doesn’t offer a step-by-step guide for enabling the feature on Android, the option is available under data options in settings.

Vidéotron says that customers can even bring their own VoLTE-compatible iPhones — the iPhone 6 or newer — to use on the network. However, Vidéotron’s network doesn’t support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) Androids just yet.

VoLTE is a technology that allows users to make voice calls over a carrier’s LTE network rather than its HSPA network. Benefits include being able to use LTE data while making a phone call, as well as increased availability of HD voice service and faster call set-ups.

Source: Vidéotron

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