Volte will soon be required for TMobile

mosimchahmosimchah Level 2
edited December 2020 in ZenFone 6

According to Android police TMobile will require volte in January 2021 https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/07/23/t-mobile-will-soon-require-volte-on-all-phones-incomopatible-devices-kicked-off-january/ this means that the Zenfone 6 won't work on tmobile anymore in just a few months, I know in the past the mods have said that volte on tmobile is not a priority but maybe it could be a priority now, or is Asus planning on having all TMobile users find a new phone?




  • As of last month, Asus had no plans for US VOLTE. It might be time to buy a new phone.

  • I came here to post this. I have little hope that anyone actually cares about this enough to help us. We probably have a better chance of TMobile backtracking than Asus helping us. But please prove me wrong. Otherwise why not just pull out of the US market entirely in the future. Be all in or get out. No need to trap others.

  • skylerwolfeskylerwolfe Level 3
    edited July 2020

    "While T-Mobile, on the other hand, doesn’t use a whitelist for VoLTE compatibility, many unlocked devices just straight up don’t support it regardless. The recently announced ASUS ROG Phone 3 does not currently support VoLTE on the network, for example. It’s not that these phones can’t support VoLTE on T-Mobile, it’s just that the device maker hasn’t done the work to outright support it. Modders on our ROG Phone II forums have figured out the steps needed to enable VoLTE on T-Mobile, proving that a little more work at the factory could enable support.

    Theoretically, as long as your Android device has a working IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) stack, it should support VoLTE on T-Mobile (but not AT&T because of its whitelist system.) Typical Android devices with Qualcomm modems ship with a privileged application that bridges the radio interface layer (RIL) and the IMS, which developers take bundle in their custom ROMs to enable VoLTE support.... If the stock ROM doesn’t support it, then it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the device on AT&T or T-Mobile once they shut down their 3G networks."

  • My wife's new Motorola $220 phone supports VoLTE on T-Mobile.

  • sedl23sedl23 Level 2

    Asus will have to enable it fire TMobile if they want people in America to keep using their phones. I wanted to buy the Zenfone 7 but if they can't enable volte them this is going to be a problem

    I have the 6 now and was waiting for the 7. This is going to hurt Asus sales if they don't do something now. Have any mods spoke on this yet

  • If I may add a bit off topic - VoLTE and VoWiFi are supported also by Polish providers. Could you add respective profiles?

  • waxx1newaxx1ne Level 1

    Jumped on here to see what kind of answers I could get in light of this recent development. I am currently using a Zenfone 6 on Simple mobile in USA (T-MOBILE MVNO) if VoLTE actually becomes as issue ASUS neglects to resolve, I may be turned away from ASUS products altogether.

  • joefu12joefu12 Level 1
    edited July 2020

    This needs to be addressed. If our phones will be useless by 2021 we need to know.

  • I expected to use this phone for a couple of years. Now I have to buy a new one before January. I can't decide who I am angrier at, T-Mobile or Asus.

  • skylerwolfeskylerwolfe Level 3
    edited July 2020

    T-mobile is looking to the future. It is 2020. VoLTE is not new technology and should be on every released phone.

    I have some VERY faint hope that Asus MIGHT do something to help with this. It will not be possible for them to release the Rog 3 in the US without VoLTE support unless they are purely evil. If they are forced to do that, perhaps they will be motivated to do so for a phone (the Zen6) that is still scheduled for regular updates for another year.

    Some form of statement from the mods would be helpful.

  • sedl23sedl23 Level 2

    Asus ...every other unlocked phone has volte working out the box

  • No responses yet but would be nice to hear. Will tag @Victor0_ASUS as he has been active in a few threads recently.

  • Everybody is real quiet on this important issue.....

  • Are they gonna just ignore this?

  • Hi,

    We are aware of the change notice that has appeared online and we are working with operators for the solutions, will update our conclusion soon.

  • Yea I need to know if I need to get a new phone....I'd like to get the zenfone 7...but I'm worried about Asus not enabling VOLTE on TMobile now

  • I wonder if the decision by Asus to not release the Zenfone 7 in the US is a bad harbinger.

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