Google Project Fi is Getting Support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Calls

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Ever since it started out as a test program close to two years ago, Google Project Fi has grown to become quite a very interesting – and attractive – mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

The service brings together the power of Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular while at the same time scanning for public Wi-Fi hotspots to ensure that users get the strongest signal possible depending on where they are. With this signal, one can send and receive messages as well as browse the web, but Google wants to make it even more useful.

Apparently, the search engine giant has been testing the Voice over LTE or simply VoLTE network connections for Google Project Fi subscribers. However, just like many other tests, the service was only available to select users of the wireless service. With Project Fi getting popular with each passing day, Google wants you to enjoy lag-free calls over 4G LTE, thus allowing for better audio quality.

While Google Project Fi already offers users with the ability to browse the web with 4G LTE internet speeds, whenever you initiate a voice call or receive one over the service, the LTE indicator will usually drop to H or HSPA. This will be no more, according to Alena, the manager of Google’s Project Fi community.

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She further adds that with the new VoLTE, Google Project Fi users will not only get better quality calls, but the browsing during on-going calls will get even faster. If it has been taking quite long for calls to setup, Alena says that the upcoming update will make things much faster now.

As noted earlier, Google Project Fi rides on the infrastructure of Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile but from the three, only the latter currently supports VoLTE. Even though AT&T and Verizon support VoLTE, they are not supported on Fi.

Keep in mind that this feature is still in its testing phase and it has yet to be released to the masses, but it should be rolled sooner or later. If you have seen the feature on your Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6, let us know your experience in the comments section below.

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