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Microsoft is frequently releasing updates for Windows 10 Mobile Operating System but the company is no longer adding any new features to the operating system. We are expecting new features for Windows 10 Mobile with the Windows 10 Redstone 3 update which will be released later this year. However, Microsoft has no plan to bring an important feature to Lumia and Windows Phones.

Microsoft’s employee has now confirmed that the company is not working on bringing the VoLTE support to Lumia phones. VoLTE stands for voice over LTE and it’s more or less exactly what it says on the tin. It’s voice calls over a 4G LTE network, rather than the 2G or 3G connections which are usually used. Windows Phone users in India have been requesting Microsoft to bring the VoLTE support for Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL for a while now. VoLTE support is very important for any smartphone users in India as most of the Mobile Operators are only supporting VoLTE connection. It is worth mentioning that there are many Android smartphones available in India under $50 which supports VoLTE.

A small firmware update for Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL would able to enable the VoLTE support. However, Microsoft seems to be very busy with Windows 10 PCs and the company has no plan to enable small features on Lumia phones.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Sam

    Microsoft strategy is to chase away what little users they have left, then hope to lure them back later with some gimmicky half baked technology later.

  • FXi2

    It is available but carriers restrict unlocked phones to not allow it. You are chasing the wrong people for the feature. Carrier branded phones like the ATT 950 do allow it.

    • Mayank Parmar

      Microsoft need to push a firmware to Lumia and it will enable the VoLTE. Here carriers have nothing to do with phones, even Xiaomi and other OEMs recently rolled out firmware to enable VoLTE on older phones.

  • Roger Nereng

    Windows phone will loose lot of supporters if they wont get VoLTE,all over Scandinavia.

  • Fábio Radicchi Belotto

    Are the phones able or not?
    Some comments below say that it’s a carrier decision…

    • Mayank Parmar

      VoLTE is available on Lumia 950s but it is disabled. Unlocked Phone has nothing do to with Carriers. Here in India, all phones are unlocked and has no connection with carriers; we just need to put the SIM and that’s it. Microsoft need to release a small firmware update to Lumia 950s (unlocked) and it will enable VoLTE.

      • Akhil G Vithura

        Exactly. But in regions like US, carrier approval is required. I am wondering why Microsoft announced carrier approval is not required for any updates in Windows 10. Still it is required.

  • Suntosh

    What is microsoft doing… Only God knows… Microsoft will also go obsolete if they will not provide the real need of a layman… Lumia phones missing such a some of small features like call recording, VOLTE, etc… The market share graph of windows phone is constantly going down… There are no best of the best apps in windows store … Why it is still standing in the race… I hv taken a bad decision to take lumia phone…

  • MD Hubail

    No need VOLTE, need jio application- MyJio and Jio4gVoice plzzz its enough

  • Roger Nereng

    In Norway the operater Telenor supply VoLTE to 950xl.