Take advantage of VoLTE with Nokia Android smartphones

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today has shared the list of phones that are VoLTE enabled. This will enable Nokia Android smartphone users to enjoy the service that is provided by Safaricom as announced today. Nokia Smartphones have the largest portfolio of smartphones that are VoLTE enabled.

Mark Misumi, HMD Global’s East Africa Business Manager said: “It’s an exciting day for all of us in Kenya as Safaricom launches VoLTE to enable us all to make calls using the data network. We’re delighted that we have over 15 of our Nokia Android smartphones that our fans can use access the new VoLTE service.”

Nokia Android smartphones that have VoLTE

Below is a list of VOLTE capable phones on the Safaricom network, available from entry level to flagship smartphones. The phones listed below all operate on the latest Android OS – Android 9 Pie.

  • Nokia 1
  • Nokia 1 Plus
  • Nokia 2.1
  • Nokia 3.1
  • Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • Nokia 3.2
  • Nokia 4.2
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 5.1
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Nokia 7.1
  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 8.1
  • Nokia 9 PureView

What is VoLTE

VoLTE stands for voice over LTE this means one can make voice calls over a 4G LTE network, rather than the 2G or 3G connections available in Kenya. The launch of 4G in Kenya has enabled better downloading, streaming and web browsing and that is primarily is what we have used it for, but it can also be used to improve calls.

How VoLTE works

To use VoLTE a customer needs to have a compatible device that supports VoLTE on the Safaricom network, as well as the VoLTE service provisioned on their SIM card.

VoLTE will only function when in 4G/LTE coverage, however it is important to note that the device will automatically switch back to the older 2G and 3G technologies   when necessary to enable a seamless experience. A customer on VoLTE can call a customer on a non-VoLTE device, or who is not in 4G/LTE coverage, and vice versa however. 

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