After hours of research I found out that it seems that the ROG Phone 2 has the hardware necessary for Volte and band 71. I understand that ASUS may have their reasons for not wanting to get certified but realistically 99% of people would rather just get a different phone as opposed to switching carriers. What are the odds that ASUS could get the ROG 2 certified and get Volte enabled and band 71 supported? I genuinely want to keep this phone but realistically I don't think i can, I might have yo return it if Asus decides to refuse to care about its customers and products... I love the company but this is just leaving a bad taste in my mouth like it is for many others.
TLDR: What are the odds of getting Volte and band 71 on the ROG Phone 2?
Don't only blame asus Volte requires paying certification per carrier per phone unlike 3g, and monopolistic carriers (read: most carriers) will overcharge oem manifacturers, with some leaks stating as much as a million $ to get certification. Given that, it may be more prudent finacially-wise for them to only release 4g data + 3g calls. Without knowing the exact oem charges it would be impossible to be certain. Most certainly such info would be under strictest NDA if only to shift PR blame onto OEM rather than carriers. But if it were reasonably priced for asus they would have included it. The mods here r probably either too low ranked to know or under NDA. Don't expect much from thrm So, unless we get lucky with a leak, won't know.