Will VoLTE work if I flash my Phone with Fido specific ROM?

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Will VoLTE work if I flash my Phone with Fido specific ROM?

I just moved to Fido and I am really disappointed to find out that Fido does not provide VoLTE when you use a non-Fido purchased Device.

 

I have a Samsung S7 SM-G930W8 and there is a Fido specific ROM available for this model. If I flash that ROM will I be able to make VoLTE calls or Fido restricts those features by IMEI numbers?

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Re: Will VoLTE work if I flash my Phone with Fido specific ROM?

That's great Zxaz! Thanks for keeping us updated. Smiley 

 

If all works out, I would recommend accepting thirstyturtle18's post as a solution to this thread in case someone has the same situation in the future. 

 

The community remains here if you have any other questions! 

 

 



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Would have been a pleasure....however it didn't worked...about 8 hours after the rolleyes system detected that the sim was on a non fido/rogers phone...it has simply cutted the service provisionning to have volte wifi calling....

 

The phone is a canadians galaxy note 8.....im not surprised it happenned.....so tomorrow this same phone will be connected on another provider.....it seem that fido/rogers are accustomed to lose subscriber with their stupide policy to not supporting at least canadians phone wich are the exact same phone they're selling.....Seeing_MoneyUnsure

 

Good job fido/rogers......

 

 

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We're sad to hear it @Zxax

 

If you fully restart the device, does it persist or you get access back?

 

Don't hesitate to contact us so we have a look at your options and check all that with pleasure Smiley



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@FidoCharles...thanks for the update....its appreciate....but now because of the stupid politic of fido/rogers to punishing those who bring their own phone to not providing the wifi calling/volte/video calling..because the phone was not sold from them...this phone are now connected to another provider since this afternoon....and you know what...?? like my personel one at the moment i have put the new sim in the phone (canadians galaxy note8) i had only to register the 911 adress and right after BANG had instantly wi-fi calling / volte/video calling....this without no need to call the customer support....

 

this is simply not fair and not normal that with a iphone you can go anywhere anytime with any provider and will alway have these feature..and with a android phone you are simply punished because you have to buy a "fido/rogers" phone

 

again..good job rogers/fido..Sad

 

 

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We're sad to see you go @Zxaz. Sad

 

I can certainly understand your feelings regarding this. Idealy, we would have liked to have had it work for you.

 

I'll forward all your feedback to the appropriate channels and thank you very much for taking the time to provide it.

 

Let us know if you have any other questions, we'll be happy to help. Smiley



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Sorry to hear it didn't work for you...My non-fido pixel 2 phone is still working using my method, and has been working now for 3 weeks. Even after turning my phone off and on a few times.

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@FidoPhilippe wrote:

 

I can certainly understand your feelings regarding this. Idealy, we would have liked to have had it work for you.

 

This is simply untrue. If you would have liked it to have worked for him, you would just end this stupid greedy policy of not allowing IMS on phones you didn't get a kickback by selling.

 

The only thing you are offering in your response above are useless, worthless platitudes.

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Hey everyone!

 

As we've addressed a couple of times, at this moment we can really only guarantee VoLTE service on certain Fido Android phones. Fido phones are set up to work on our network and have been tested to work with our features. This is not the case with non-Fido phones and for that reason; it's not something we can guarantee. If anything changes in the future, rest assured we'll update everyone! Smiley

 

This said you're definitely more than welcome to bring your own phones to use on our network. Keep in mind that with any unlocked phone though it is possible not all features work. 

 

Hope this helps!



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@FidoNick wrote:

Hey everyone!

 

As we've addressed a couple of times, at this moment we can really only guarantee VoLTE service on certain Fido Android phones. Fido phones are set up to work on our network and have been tested to work with our features. This is not the case with nom-Fido phones and for that reason, it's not something we can guarantee. If anything changes in the future, rest assured we'll update everyone! Smiley

 

This said you're definitely more than welcome to bring your own phones to use on our network. Keep in mind that with any unlocked phone though it is possible not all features work. 

 

Hope this helps!

 

What I understand is that Fido has spent time and money on a system that blocks the IMEI of unlocked phones for Wifi Calling/VoLTE/Video Calling services.

 

In my opinion, it's a completely different thing and not honest to say that "it's not something we can guarantee".


 

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in fact is not that "it is something we cannot guarantee" the real true is rather "it is something we dont want to guarantee"   @FidoNick   then explain us why all iphone are working even those buy at apple...???  

the samsung technicians told me in last may that all samsung shipped to fido/rogers are THE SAME ONE to ANY provider in canada... same of those we buy at samsung store....fido/rogers dont unbox any phone or instal any third party software to make "IMS" provisionned..the true is they rather register all imei of their phone they buy from samsung in their database....from there their rolleyes system detect if a imei is or not in the database and allow or block the IMS provisionning....people are not so stupid!!!   on my corporate note 8 plan i have succeded to have IMS...so fully tested and compatible since it worked for about 8 hours..until YOUR rolleyes system detected my none imei registered..from there blocked my IMS provisionning...as simple as is.. now that they"re not allowed anymore to sold locked phone..they instead punishing member to blocking the IMS acces...many people like me have been or will be caught with this ...fido/rogers should at least inform people in person at your booth or by the net when they come to look at your plans...

 

anyway...the nice thing is that while your blocking IMS...your neighbor just dont care about this Heart and every member have their IMS registered and happy....lolllHappy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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