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    Quote Originally Posted by seneschal View Post
    If you have a specialized or business need like this, I think the better option is to just go with Verizon Prepaid. Should be able to get this feature nation-wide.
    I don't need it that much to switch back to Verizon or Verizon Prepaid. It would be nice tho.

    Plus, I know there is people that is getting Verizon transfer or disconnection letters for using too much LTE in this area. It was on the news the other day. I am not sure what is fully behind that letter yet too. I do see people talking about it here too.

    The biggest reason is data and voice at the same times. Sometimes, I have family and friends that wants me to look at something right away because they think everyone has a way to do voice and data at the same time. If you tell a very few of them that you have to get off the phone to look, they think you have a crap phone or service. There is others that understand it tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seneschal View Post
    Not sure that many people would be using data while making calls. Usually I have hard enough time paying attention to the call to be surfing the web at the same time.
    My wife got stranded with the car some 5 hours away from home, at night time because of an accident that closed the interstate for hours. I was on the phone with her talking about a safe detour and she panicked because couldn't use the navigation while I was trying to explain where is a safest route.

    Also I have this app that blocks unwanted calls "Mr. Number" - a call comes, and it checks the number against an online database. Well, it works only if I am on WiFi.

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    I noticed my new sims on the TW branded iphone SE’s I just bought had "LTE-V" stamped on them. Can use data while on phone calls now too unlike my 5S. Kinda nice. Still no hotspot support which blows but still a minor win!

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    It's the branded phone, not the SIM. They are from VZW - new old stock, so the network recognize their IEMI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelsup View Post
    I noticed my new sims on the TW branded iphone SE’s I just bought had "LTE-V" stamped on them. Can use data while on phone calls now too unlike my 5S. Kinda nice. Still no hotspot support which blows but still a minor win!
    Any phone that does VoLTE + HOTSPOT? My Nexus 6 can do HOTSPOT but NO VoLTE with TW! It is VoLTE capable!

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    None of the phones are supposed to have VoLTE, it is not officially activated on any TracFone MVNO. The phones bought from TW accidentally have VoLTE active because... they are former VZW prepaid (new old stock) and VZW didn't effectively blacklisted them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoNic67 View Post
    None of the phones are supposed to have VoLTE, it is not officially activated on any TracFone MVNO. The phones bought from TW accidentally have VoLTE active because... they are former VZW prepaid (new old stock) and VZW didn't effectively blacklisted them yet.
    My wife has a postpaid Verizon iPhone SE moved to TW with a BYOP SIM that has VoLTE capability, whereas I have a postpaid Verizon iPhone 6 moved to TW with a BYOP SIM and it does not have VoLTE capability.

    Sadly neither have WiFi calling, which would come in handy in certain circumstances.

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    I have a Nexus 5X that has never been on Verizon's network that I just activated with Total Wireless using a Total Wireless branded SIM card I purchased at Best Buy. Upon activation, I noticed the "Enhanced 4G LTE Mode" was enabled and I noticed VoLTE provisioned under the Phone Information screen. Using SignalCheck Pro, sure enough, the phone only is using the LTE radio while it is on a phone call and I am able to use data services while on the phone as well! I am not getting the unthrottled speeds that others are seeing (5 Mbit down and 2 Mbit up), but I'm OK with that...it's plenty fast for streaming and other things that I do.

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    I just signed up for TW about a week ago. VoLTE is working for me and I have uncapped speeds. I didn't expect to get VoLTE and didn't even think to check for it until I made my first call and noticed significantly improved call quality compared to Cricket.

    I'm on a Nexus 6P and have a bland white SIM card that shipped with my online order.

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    I have been doing some research in the last week or so on this. I am wonder about one thing. I have read that IMS registration is needed for features like VoLTE to work. Can some of you check "IMS registration status" in Settings -> About device -> Status? I am mainly looking for unlocked phones with BYOP sims and unlocked phones with swapped sims from a working VoLTE branded phones. I know my J3 Sky sim says "Registered" there, and even if I move the sim to another branded phone that supports VoLTE, it says "Registered" on that phone too. Since I don't have an unlocked or Verizon phone that supports VoLTE yet, that is why I am asking here.

    I can get a hold of an older BYOP that is in Verizon Galaxy S4 later on to see what it says in a branded phone, but that might happen later this week. I will even look at my brother's Straight Talk Galaxy S7 since it still does not have VoLTE even after a new sim. I know it has VoLTE because my J3 Sky sim gives that my brother's S7 the VoLTE option.

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    My Moto G5 Plus purchased outside of Verizon ecosystem says registered under IMS in settings. VOLTE is not working.

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    Moto G4 Plus, unlocked version, BYOD, says "Registered" too. I can force toggle the Enhanced LTE on but then the calls fail with a "Server error, try again later".

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    I am wondering what is going on then. On Reddit, I see someone with a Moto X4 with Total Wireless BYOP sim(I think) with working VoLTE. So I am wondering if that is something with the newer phones or is Total Wireless/Straight Talk is activating the phones right. I am still thinking of getting a unlocked phone from Best Buy and find out myself.

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    What's a MotoX4? My wife has a BYOD Moto X Pure and last time I checked VoLTE wasn't working.
    Only on my kid's iPhone 6, TW branded (and locked) I see the Enhanced LTE active and working. IMO it's probably because it is from new old stock VZW phones.

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    They said it was Amazon version too. Here is the phone that they had: https://www.motorola.com/us/products...4-amazon-prime

    Here is the Reddit post too: https://www.reddit.com/r/TotalWirele...otal_wireless/

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