As of October 10th, 2018, Toronto-based national carrier Rogers has begun rolling out its voice-over LTE (VoLTE) service to subscribers roaming in the U.S. The VoLTE technology platform allows users with a compatible phone to place and receive calls over the Rogers LTE network instead of the traditional voice network. Rogers VoLTE roaming
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Roaming provides the ability to extend IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) applications outside of a user’s serving area. Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Peering and Interconnect define how two different network operators interwork in order to deliver end-to-end IMS services.
VoLTE will be available to both Rogers and Fido subscribers roaming on networks maintained by the world’s largest telecom service provider AT&T. The carrier began rolling out the feature to Rogers Roam Like Home and Fido Roam subscribers with Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ devices in select U.S. cities.
“This milestone will enable Rogers and Fido postpaid customers to experience VoLTE service when travelling in the US, just like they do at home,” according to Rogers. More cities, and more VoLTE-capable devices, will be announced in the coming months.
Travelling Outside of Canada and US Rogers VoLTE roaming
As soon as you leave Canada and enter a new country/area (now except the US) your device will automatically switch to one of the wireless network providers in your destination. You will receive a welcome message from Rogers with some helpful information.
For international destinations:
- For Data usage to work, a network in the destination area needs to support GPRS data roaming.
- Data roaming for all international destinations is $0.03 per KB.
How do I turn on VoLTE LTE? Rogers VoLTE roaming
Enable VoLTE on iPhone/iOS Devices
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Cellular.
- Ensure the Cellular Data switch is in the “on” position.
- Tap Cellular Data Options.
- Tap Voice & Data.
- Ensure LTE is selected (has a checkmark). If not, tap.
- Ensure the VoLTE slider is in the “on” position.
These instructions are for the newest iOS version (iOS 14). On older versions of iOS, the process to turn on VoLTE will be very similar.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Network & Internet.
- Tap Call.
- Tap to enable VoLTE / HD Voice/ Enhanced calling.