Moto E5 and E5 Plus Now Supports Vodafone VoLTE

The latest smartphones from the house of Motorola, the Moto E5 and the Moto E5 Plus also picked up Vodafone VoLTE support in India. Earlier, the Moto G6 and G6 Play smartphones received VoLTE support on Vodafone network, and now, it’s the turn of newly launched handsets. On the whole, Vodafone’s VoLTE support has been added to four recently launched smartphones- the Moto G6, G6 Play, Moto E5 and the Moto E5 Plus. However, there’s still no luck for the earlier launched devices such as the Moto G5, G5 Plus, Moto Z2 Force, Moto X4 and so on.

Moto E5-Vodafone-Volte

Notably, the support has been rolled out to the Motorola devices launched after Q1 2018. The Moto Z2 Force has been launched in India earlier this year, but it’s yet to receive Vodafone VoLTE support though. The Moto G6 and G6 Play were launched in June 2018, followed by the Moto E5 and E5 Plus’ launch last month.

It’s disappointing to see a company like Motorola delaying the VoLTE support rollout to its smartphones. Having said that, another major brand, Google is also yet to add VoLTE patch of Indian telecom operators to its Pixel lineup of devices. That being said, the four above-mentioned Motorola devices support VoLTE of Vodafone and Reliance Jio in India. Motorola is yet to add the software patch of Airtel and Idea Cellular VoLTE, which is expected to happen in the next couple of months.

Launched last month, the Moto E5 Plus sports a beefy 5000mAh battery and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. However, the device is priced on the steeper side at Rs 11,999. The Moto E5 is armed with a 4000mAh battery and can be purchased at Rs 9,999 in the country.

Coming to Vodafone VoLTE, the country’ second largest telecom service provider has its VoLTE network spread across 13 telecom circles- Chennai, Delhi & NCR, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Maharashtra & Goa, Mumbai, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP (E) and UP (W).

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King Maker
August 2, 2018 12:23 am 12:23 AM

Can anyone please say?? who is responsible for this? Mobile manufacturers or Mobile operator?
Why is not adding any of old devices Moto? who is responsible for this Motorola or Mobile operators ?
motorola team is saying that Airtel/Vodafone team has not released firmware yet for moto devices? And same Airtel/ Vodafone team says they had already released.

can any experts please say what’s real thing behind this? whome is responsible?

Kaushik IMA
August 2, 2018 4:57 am 4:57 AM

Motorola is responsible. Vendor has to release patch for these devices to support volte on regional carriers.

I just saw that Mi Mix 2 (Xiaomi) supports both idea and Airtel volte with 2017 firmware I.E. before commercial launch of idea volte. This shows how proactive Xiaomi is….

As far as Moto goes, if volte switch is enabled for your device, you can contact the carrier to enable volte for your number and it ought to work even if your device is not on the list of supported devices.

Kaushik IMA
August 2, 2018 9:24 pm 9:24 PM
See basically the handset manufacturers have to make changes in modem config for the handsets to work with volte of specific operator such as Airtel or idea. Now once the operator has shared the details necessary to make this happen, the manufacturer can port those changes to any of their devices. But carrier will not enable on their backend unless testing is completed. Once the manufacturer has finished updating, volte on/off switch should appear on the mobile network settings but the option will not actually do anything. In this case users must contact carrier to force enable volte switch for… Read more »
Suhail -Airtel
August 2, 2018 3:19 pm 3:19 PM

@ Kaushik IMA ,
Can u explain your last paragraph ?
if device is VoLTE supported then if we contact Carrier customer suport ?? then will we get it ??
Even if Its not listed in there Site(VoLTE supported devices)

wow sounds great , its a wonderful news..

can u explain more about it? which carrier is possible for it Airtel or Vodafone.

Suhail -Airtel
August 2, 2018 3:15 pm 3:15 PM

Sounds different..
Mobile Operators should first pull Patches-Firmware Update for selected devices > then Manufacturers work> then OTA.

King Maker
August 2, 2018 3:11 pm 3:11 PM

R u sure?? but some says airtel/vodafone needs to bring firmware update for devices.. then only devices manufacturers can work on it and bring OTA update for devices.

August 2, 2018 10:08 am 10:08 AM

@Kaushik IMA does Idea Volte support on Galaxy S8??

Kaushik IMA
August 2, 2018 11:16 am 11:16 AM

No. Next in line for support are Galaxy A6, J6, J7 and J8 series.

NIKHIL Mumbai-Pune
August 2, 2018 6:42 pm 6:42 PM

J7 of last year? Max and Pro? Will A9 pro will have successor? J7 series closed for Good?

Kaushik IMA
August 2, 2018 9:26 pm 9:26 PM

Yes max and pro. J7 will have a refresh in 2019. A9 pro already has a successor in A9 Star….next would be C9 pro successor in 2019.

August 2, 2018 12:18 pm 12:18 PM

Thanks for reply

August 1, 2018 10:12 pm 10:12 PM

Wonder why they have VoLTE limited only very few phone . What’s wrong with Vodafone ?

Kaushik IMA
August 2, 2018 5:00 am 5:00 AM

Actually carriers only certifying few devices where testing is complete. But actually volte will work on more devices.

For example idea volte works on Vivo x21 but this device is not on ideas supported list.

If you are able to see volte enable/disable switch for your SIM, ask your operator to force enable volte service for your number and it should start working.