Nepal Telecom, from today, has commenced the official trial of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in Nepal. So, if you carry a mobile phone that supports VoLTE, you can use the service over NTC, although you are required to manually activate it for now.
In this article, we will tell you how to active NTC VoLTE in your device. However, let’s start by introducing the service itself.
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) by Nepal Telecom (NTC)
Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) is said to be a high-speed wireless communication standard with voice and data capacity up to three times the conventional 3G UMTS and up to six times the 2G GSM. It’s leveraged in mobile devices, wearables, and IoT devices.
Basically, all it does is allow voice calls over the LTE network, NTC LTE in our case that has already been expanded to 77 districts in Nepal. Since the absence of VoLTE either from your service provider or in your mobile phone doesn’t let you make calls over 4G, VoLTE service ensures high definition voice and video calls while less noise contortion in the background.
Nepal Telecom has been testing VoLTE for some time, essentially since it was expanding its 4G across different cities and places in the country. Now, as it’s up for a trial to the public, here’s how you can activate the service over the NTC network on your device.
How to activate NTC’s VoLTE?
- Dial *444#
- You will see three options — 1) Activate 4G, 2) Activate VoLTE, 3)Deactivate VoLTE
- Type 2 from the number pad to choose the second option and hit ‘send’. This should activate VoLTE.
And of course, you can always deactivate it, just repeat step but choose 3 that says ‘Deactivate VoLTE.
For early bird users, Nepal Telecom is also offering a 100-minute VoLTE pack for free with 28 days validity. You can dial *111# to activate the same.
For those who have been complaining about not being able to use the service even though their phones support VoLTE. We suspect such users are carrying phones that are imported from outside of Nepal and don’t support 800 MHz frequency and are also residing in places where the same frequency is being used for 4G.
For more information, you can visit Nepal Telecom’s official website