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    Which prepaid operators support VoLE and/or WiFi Calling?

    I'm trying to add information about VoLTE and WiFi Calling support to my Prepaid Compare site. Here's what I have.

    AT&T network carriers supporting both VoLTE and WiFi Calling:
    AT&T Prepaid, Wing Alpha, TracFone brands and Boom: AT&T phone or iPhone required. Pixel 3 also reported to work.
    Cricket: Officially, iPhone or Cricket phone required. Unofficially Pixel 3 reported to work.
    H2O, Pure TalkUSA: iPhone running iOS 13.3.1 or later required
    Consumer Cellular: Consumer Cellular or AT&T phone required
    Red Pocket: claims VoLTE and WiFi Calling support but multiple users with iPhones and capable AT&T Android phones say neither work.

    Verizon network operators supporting VoLTE:
    Visible: iPhone or Visible Android required.
    Verizon Prepaid and all Vertizon MVNOs: Verizon certified phone required.

    Verizon network operators supporting WiFi Calling:
    Verizon Prepaid: supported on iPhones and most Verizon Android phones.
    Visible: Supported on iPhones and most Visible Android phones.
    All other Verizon MVNOs: not supported.

    T-Mobile network operators supporting VoLTE:
    T-Mobile Prepaid and all T-Mobile MVNOs: VolTE supported on most VoLTE capable phones.

    T-Mobile network operators with WiFi Calling:
    T-Mobile Prepaid, Metro, Boom Mobile, Consumer Cellular,, Liberty Wireless, Lycamobile, Mint, Red Pocket, Republic, Teltik, Ting, Republic, Ultra Mobile US Mobile and all TracFone brands: WiFi calling supported on most WiFi Calling capable phones.

    Sprint network operators with VoLTE support:
    RedPocket: VoLTE supported on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30+, iPhone 8, 8+, X, Xs, Xs Max and Xr only.
    Boost and other Sprint MVNOs: No VoLTE support.
    Tello: supported on iPhones

    Sprint network operatos with WiFi calling:
    Ting and RedPocket: supported on iPhones and selected Sprint Android phones.
    Boost and other Sprint MVNOs: not supported.

    Anyone have any corrections or additions?
    Last edited by Yeswap; 03-08-2020 at 12:29 AM. Reason: Updated based of user responses here and on Reddit.
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    TotalWireless (Tracfone MVNO on Verizon Wireless) supports VoLTE with HD and HD+ codecs and WiFi calling (only on iPhones). Also it supports RCS Universal Profile (chat).
    And they work with "unlocked" phones like Moto, Samsung...

    Where's my beer?
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    I have VoLTE on Sprint MVNO Tello on an iPhone XR. No WiFi calling though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clonehappy View Post
    I have VoLTE on Sprint MVNO Tello on an iPhone XR. No WiFi calling though.

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    Thanks, I've added Tello to the list in my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoNic67 View Post
    TotalWireless (Tracfone MVNO on Verizon Wireless) supports VoLTE with HD and HD+ codecs and WiFi calling (only on iPhones). Also it supports RCS Universal Profile (chat).
    And they work with "unlocked" phones like Moto, Samsung...

    Where's my beer?
    True, included in "all Verizon MVNOs" in the post.

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    Again thanks for Prepaid Compare site.
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    I'm on SpeedTalk Mobile. I'll let you know if they work if you let me know how to check. I see I can turn on WiFi calling, but no idea if it actually works. I'm on an Essential PH-1, Android 10 if that helps.

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    Which prepaid operators support VoLE and/or WiFi Calling?

    Venn Mobile uses Sprint and supports WiFi calling. (At least on my iPhone, not sure about Android)

    No VoLTE.


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    Quote Originally Posted by malet View Post
    I'm on SpeedTalk Mobile. I'll let you know if they work if you let me know how to check. I see I can turn on WiFi calling, but no idea if it actually works. I'm on an Essential PH-1, Android 10 if that helps.
    To test VoLTE:
    Disable WiFi on the phone. Verify that it says LTE in the status bar.
    Make a call. If the status bar continues to indicate LTE during the call, you have VoLTE. If it switches to anything else (4G, 3G, H+, etc.), you don't have VoLTE.

    To test WiFi Calling:
    Turn on Airplane mode. If you have enabled SIP or VoIP calling, disable it. Turn on WiFi. Try to make a call using the phone dialer. If the call suceeds, you have WiFi Calling, if it fails you don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeswap View Post
    To test VoLTE:
    Disable WiFi on the phone. Verify that it says LTE in the status bar.
    Make a call. If the status bar continues to indicate LTE during the call, you have VoLTE. If it switches to anything else (4G, 3G, H+, etc.), you don't have VoLTE.

    To test WiFi Calling:
    Turn on Airplane mode. If you have enabled SIP or VoIP calling, disable it. Turn on WiFi. Try to make a call using the phone dialer. If the call suceeds, you have WiFi Calling, if it fails you don't.
    Tried the first; switched LTE off as soon as I dialed.

    Tried the second; asked me to turn off Airplane mode to connect to a cellular network to make a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malet View Post
    Tried the first; switched LTE off as soon as I dialed.

    Tried the second; asked me to turn off Airplane mode to connect to a cellular network to make a call.
    Thanks for testing. I expected WiFi Calling to fail on SpeedTalk. I'm surprised VoLTE didn't work. Is it enabled?. Try looking in Settings under "Network & Internet" > "Mobile network" > "Advanced" > "Enhanced 4G LTE Mode".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeswap View Post
    Thanks for testing. I expected WiFi Calling to fail on SpeedTalk. I'm surprised VoLTE didn't work. Is it enabled?. Try looking in Settings under "Network & Internet" > "Mobile network" > "Advanced" > "Enhanced 4G LTE Mode".
    I don’t have that setting, but “Network & Internet” >”Mobile network” > “VoLTE” is on. I’ll try again tomorrow though, as I haven’t seen LTE show up at all since. My house has metal siding so cell reception can be a bit of a crapshoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeswap View Post
    Verizon Prepaid and all Vertizon MVNOs: Verizon certified phone required.
    See, that's confusing. Besides the spelling, there is no need for a "certified" phone. Just "whitelisted". My Samsung phones (S7-S20) and wife's Motorola (X, G) were always bought "unlocked" and they worked on a Verizon's MVNO.

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    Google Fi is prepaid for world texting and unlimited calling to USA and Canada (from USA). It's postpaid for data and international voice (except Canada). I have always used Fi with one of the phones that gives the full service including the 3 domestic carriers, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular Corp. A main idea of the original Fi service was that it would use WiFi when it's available. In the beginning, people complained that it didn't use WiFi often enough, but WiFi calling works for me now. VoLTE works well now, but it may be that it works on T-Mobile and not on the other networks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoNic67 View Post
    See, that's confusing. Besides the spelling, there is no need for a "certified" phone. Just "whitelisted". My Samsung phones (S7-S20) and wife's Motorola (X, G) were always bought "unlocked" and they worked on a Verizon's MVNO.
    Sorry about the misspelling. I can't edit the initial post anymore, it's too old.

    Before Verizon will whitelist a phone it has to be tested to ensure that it meets Verizon's requirements. I believe that Verizon calls the process device certification. So certified is synonymous with whitelisted. Whitelisted seems to be more generally used than certified so I use that when added VoLTE and WiFi Calling to my website.
    Last edited by Yeswap; 03-09-2020 at 12:29 AM. Reason: Grammar

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