Does Mint Mobile support VoLTE?

Mint Mobile home page on Pixel 6 screen
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Best answer: Yep! Just like all major U.S. carriers, Mint Mobile supports VoLTE. To utilize the technology, you'll need a phone that's VoLTE-compatible, but luckily, the vast majority of phones released over the last several years should do the trick without any issues. And naturally, all of the best Mint Mobile phones are VoLTE-friendly as well. 

Mint Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Mint Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Recently purchased by T-Mobile, Mint Mobile is a popular way to gain access to that carrier's massive 5G network for cheap, as long as you're cool with buying your wireless service in 3, 6, or 12-month increments of time. Mint Mobile's service is also VoLTE-compatible, and all plans come with Wi-Fi calling, a mobile hotspot, and free calls to Mexico and Canada. 

What is VoLTE?

VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE and refers to how voice is transmitted during a call. Previously, calls were placed over older, slower legacy voice networks, whereas Voice over LTE places these calls over a high-speed LTE connection. VoLTE (also known as HD Voice) will still use up your minutes but allows you to have clearer, higher-quality calls.

All of the Big Three carriers (Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T) and most small carriers support VoLTE, while smartphones have been utilizing the technology as far back as 2014. T-Mobile recently began the process of acquiring Mint, but the MVNO has been using T-Mo's 5G/4G LTE networks for years, so VoLTE support has been around for quite a while.

Does my phone support VoLTE?

Mint compatibility checker

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Mint supports VoLTE, but does your phone? Chances are if you own an unlocked GSM-network smartphone that you purchased in the past few years, it also supports VoLTE and will be fully compatible with Mint. 

You could go to your phone's settings to check, but the easiest way to get a straight answer is to head to Mint's BYOP (bring your own phone) page and use the official Mint compatibility checker. You can select your phone's brand and model, or preferably type in your phone's IMEI number, which you can also find in your phone's settings. If your phone is compatible with Mint, it means that it supports VoLTE, and you're in the clear.

You should also check Mint Mobile's coverage map to make sure you have reliable Mint Mobile coverage in your area before signing up. But an even easier way to check everything at once is by downloading the Mint Mobile app, which has a compatibility tool that will automatically check for coverage at the address you put in as well as device compatibility.

Mint Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Mint Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Utilizing T-Mobile's vast coverage area, Mint Mobile offers four affordable monthly data plans starting at 5GB and going up to Unlimited (capped at 40GB). Like most carriers, they're VoLTE-friendly, plus you get 5G access, a free mobile hotspot, and more. 

Olivia Lipski

Olivia Lipski is a freelance writer for Android Central and loves testing out the latest smart home tech and discovering the best cell phone plans. When she's not busy running around NYC trying to find great food or coffee, she's in her kitchen trying to make it herself.

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