VoLTE is a technology that enables high-speed data and voice transfers over a 4G network. Nepal’s first mobile network operator, Nepal Telecom, has officially launched it in the country. This tech debuted a few years ago and VoLTE has finally come to Nepal also after rigorous testing which it’s been doing since it started expanding 4G to more cities and rural areas. The telecom operator has successfully extended its LTE coverage to all 77 districts.

What is VoLTE??

VoLTE stands for ‘Voice over Long Term Evolution’. 

VoLTE is a digital packet voice service that’s provided over an LTE network and offers high-quality sound-over voice calls (HD Voice Quality calls) across the LTE/4G mobile network. Utilizing IMS technology, it’s a digital packet voice service that is delivered over IP via an LTE access network.

It’s voice calls over a 4G LTE network, instead of the 2G or 3G connections that are usually used. Voice calls are far more pleasant and helpful when they are made using VoLTE. Its high-quality audio makes them stand out. With VoLTE, the audio quality is claimed to be so good that it will feel like the person on the other end is right next to you. 

Now we’d like to ascertain for ourselves how true that is.

VoLTE Service in Nepal

On the occasion of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, Nepal Telecom launched the VoLTE service on May 17, 2021. This feature enables HD voice calls over an existing 4G network.

The company believes that this feature will help them modernize their services and meet the increasing demand of their users. VoLTE is a complicated 4G feature that gives HD voice calls over an LTE network. Ntc 4G service is being available in all 77 districts, so VoLTE is now available everywhere in the country but with selected smartphones.

Nepal Telecom is on its way to provide a far better network for all its users. This VoLTE service means no more screaming loudly on the phone and having a tough time hearing the person. With VoLTE we will experience ultra-clear voice quality with reduced background noises.

What are the advantages of Nepal Telecom VoLTE Service?

The implementation of VoLTE offers many benefits. Some of these are:

  • Superior High Definition voice calling experience
  • Faster call connection time – your calls will connect faster in almost half the time it takes to attach on a 2G/3G network
  • Seamless switch between Voice & Video calls during an ongoing call with only one click

How much does this charge?

Most importantly, it’s free.

It is free to activate and it doesn’t charge any additional charges for the service, only it’ll be charged as per your normal calls. Also, it will not consume any data.

Offer for Early adopters of VoLTE services.

For those who are yet to sign up for VoLTE, NTC is also offering a free 100-minute VoLTE call offer. This is valid for up to 28 days. It’ll be applicable within NTC Network calls only. To use the free VoLTE call offer, you would like to dial *111# after activating VoLTE.

How do I know if my smartphone supports VoLTE in Nepal?

To use Voice-over-4G service on NTC’s network, the mobile device must also support it. To check which devices are compatible, dial *111# and follow the instructions. If it displays the error message “Connection problem or invalid MMI Code,” means your device isn’t compatible. Below, we’ve listed the names of smartphones that will use its VoLTE service.

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To check VoLTE support on your phone,

  • Firstly, you need to go to your phone settings
  • Then, go to Mobile/Cellular Networks for Particular SIM card settings
  • After that, you can find “Use VoLTE” or “VoLTE calls for SIM 1” in there, and toggle the switch to enable, then your phone supports VoLTE.

(This setting may differ from one phone to another)

You’ll need to ask the telephone company for the feature. If they don’t respond, push them to enable it. Most likely they’re going to provide the feature on their next software update.

How to enable VoLTE on Xiaomi Phones in Nepal?

Most of the new Xiaomi smartphones have the ability to connect to VoLTE. However, if you have not found the toggle on your phone settings, then you need to enter a code to enable it.

To activate VoLTE service in Xiaomi phones, you need to

  • Go to your Dialer
  • Dial *#*#86583#*#* which can enable VoLTE on your phone.
  • Then check the above settings to seek out and toggle the “Use VoLTE” option on your phone.

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How to activate Nepal Telecom VoLTE Service?

To activate the VoLTE service on your Ntc SIM card, you need to follow these instructions

  • First, have 4G enabled on your device
  • Dial *444#
  • You will see three options:
  • 1) Activate 4G,
  • 2) Activate VoLTE,
  • 3) Deactivate VoLTE
  • Type 2 from the keypad to choose the second option and hit ‘send’. This will activate the VoLTE service in your NT SIM.
How to activate Nepal Telecom VoLTE Service

How to deactivate Nepal Telecom VoLTE?

If you wish to deactivate VoLTE service, all you need to go to dialer and dial *444# on your phone, you’ll see three options — 1) Activate 4G, 2) Activate VoLTE, 3)Deactivate VoLTE, then Type 3 from the keypad to choose the third option and hit ‘send’. It’ll deactivate VoLTE service then.

List of Smartphones that are compatible with 4G VoLTE 

  • Samsung

Galaxy M01s, Galaxy M02, Galaxy M02s, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M31, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A72, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 ultra, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold2.

  • Xiaomi

Redmi 8A, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi 9C, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi 8, Redmi 7, Poco F1, Mi Note 10 Lite, Mi 10

  • Nokia

Nokia 5.3, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 3.4

Haven’t seen the name of your device in the mentioned list?? Don’t worry!! Nepal Telecom has announced that it will soon bring VoLTE support to all mobile phone users. This will be beneficial for all the users who are using Android devices as well as IOS devices too.