Project Fi is Google’s attempt to provide affordable yet quality network service to users across the U.S. The search engine giant extended a taste of its additional data-serving feature called ‘Wi-Fi Assistant’ under the project to all Nexus users about a few months ago. To benefit the masses further, the company recently began testing VoLTE calling with a subset of the Project Fi users. After a victorious pilot, the same will be rendered to all users.
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network connection is a trending phase for telecom carriers. This is mainly because of the quality and speed, the connection it provides to the users. A company can offer VoLTE services only if its network spectrum is set on a 4G connection or above. VoLTE enables phone calls to use 4G LTE delivering better call quality and faster data connections. It also allows enhanced mapping in apps and faster services that consume data.
VoLTE assists users to browse data while they are on a call and helps in quick call setup. A user can easily identify a VoLTE call as signal indicators display LTE instead of falling to H [HSPA] when you make or receive a call. Though there are many other operators offering similar service in the U.S. like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile; mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Project Fi beats them all. Other top names under the telecom categories include Sprint and U.S. cellular, though they are still to switch to VoLTE.
To be a beneficiary of Project Fi, a user will have to subscribe to Google’s Project Fi wireless service. Google charges a high pay of $20 a month along with $10 for every gigabyte of data a user uses for the service. However, the feature will only work if you’re one of the Fi subscribers. The update was announced by Project Fi community manager Alena in a Google Forum Post. She concluded her post by saying,
Over the past few weeks we have been testing VoLTE with a subset of Project Fi users. We will continue to keep you informed as we progress with our testing.