Ooredoo confirmed it had enabled Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) for Samsung S9 and S9+ devices last month, making it the first telecommunications provider in Qatar to offer VoLTE on the Samsung devices.
The enablement means customers with the Samsung S9 and S9+ devices will now be able to enjoy faster call set-up times – almost twice as fast as a non-VoLTE call set-up, as well as clearer, more natural-sounding audio when both parties are using HD voice-enabled phones connected to the Ooredoo 4G LTE network, and longer battery life.
VoLTE capability also means customers can still enjoy 4G download speeds, while making a voice call. Manar Khalifa al-Muraikhi, director, PR and Corporate Communications at Ooredoo, said: “We’re constantly looking for ways we can improve our service to our customers, in line with our drive to achieve complete customer satisfaction. “We know accessing the latest technology is a huge priority for our customers, so we’re committed to bringing the best to our customers first and we’re proud to be the first in Qatar to be able to offer access to VoLTE capability on yet another smartphone device.” Customers with Samsung S9 and S9+ devices will need to update their software in order to benefit from the VoLTE capability. The Ooredoo team is working closely with Samsung in order to extend VoLTE capability to the S10 model and more Samsung devices in the near future.