Here’s why the Essential Phone currently doesn’t support Telus VoLTE calling

The carrier says the Essential Phone will support the feature at a later date


  • Rev0lver

    With the price of data in Canada who wants to use VoLTE?

    For that matter who uses a smartphone to make calls anymore?

    • Igor Bonifacic

      Fun fact: “There are no additional fees for using the VoLTE service and does not use any of your allotted data.”

    • hunkyleepickle

      really? Why wouldn’t they count it towards your data cap? this is complete news and very interesting to me.

    • Igor Bonifacic

      For the same reason that RCS messaging won’t count against your data cap when it becomes more readily available. VoLTE calling is the evolution of a legacy service. The way the carriers deliver that service to you has changed — from 3G to 4G — but at the end of the day it’s still just voice calling (with enhancements, of course).

    • Rev0lver

      So you’re saying I should read the whole article before commmenting? Who’s got time for that?

  • Neal

    Pixel still not on list of supported devices either 🙁

  • toysandme

    Would this be the reason why Telus does not support the new Apple Watch 3?