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Huawei Mate 20 Pro - VoLTE support

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Disciple

Re: Huawei Mate 20 Pro - VoLTE support

Following up on my own post: I borrowed a Rogers SIM card and tested it. VoLTE and VoWiFi we INSTANTLY available.

Therefore we see that the software supports it (no upgrade needed) but Videotron HAS to enable the functionality.

 

It is a real bummer as well that on a dual-SIM phone the Canadian version has that option removed. Why? Dare I say..."monopoly"?

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Re: Huawei Mate 20 Pro - VoLTE support


@Ipse wrote:

 

It is a real bummer as well that on a dual-SIM phone the Canadian version has that option removed. Why? Dare I say..."monopoly"?


legally, they have to test a device to make sure it's 100% compatible with their system. 

so for example, if they don't test it extensively and your call to 911 fails because it's not compatible for some reason, you might end up suing them because 911 calls did not work. Also, regarding the laws, 911 calls shouldn't be blocked for any reason... so if a VoLTE fails for any reason for 911 calls, they might be in trouble. 

 

so essentially here, Videotron has probably asked Huawei to not enable VoLTE when an Videtron sim is inserted because it's still not fully tested with their system. 

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Re: Huawei Mate 20 Pro - VoLTE support


@Ipse wrote:

 I borrowed a Rogers SIM card and tested it. VoLTE and VoWiFi we INSTANTLY available.

 


Wait, is your phone a BYOD or purchased from Videotron?

Disciple

Re: Huawei Mate 20 Pro - VoLTE support

@Kira I never said it was BYOD...I said I borrowed a Rogers SIM to test and it worked on a VTR phone.

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Re: Huawei Mate 20 Pro - VoLTE support

@zadigre This should teach me to be more explicit...I was just talking about the dual-SIM option disabled on the LYA-L0C (Canadian) version of the Mate 20 Pro. It wasn't a continuation of the discussion about VoLTE.

Hence the comment about monopolies in Canada and the push back on diual-SIM phones.

Hope I clarified things now.

BTW...for those interested - once the bootloader is unlocked (not trivial or free today) there is a chance to flash a LYA-L29 ROM and get dual-SIM functionality...or so I read.

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