As initially reported back in July, T-Mobile will cease to trigger gadgets that cant make calls with VoLTE (Voice over LTE). Some smartphones released a couple of years ago may not provide native assistance for VoLTE unless they were carrier-branded devices. These devices switched to 3G when making telephone call and thus, will no longer be supported next year.
This week, Google Fi began to inform its consumers that it will no longer trigger any smart devices that dont use support for VoLTE. The modification signals T-Mobile preparedness to phase out 3G and repurpose the spectrum as part of its 5G rollout strategy and considering that Google Fi is an MVNO, it needs to do the exact same.
T-Mobile was never ever clear on exactly when it plans to sunset its across the country 3G network, however its taking the actions to do so as quickly as next year to expand its 5G network.
The Google provider is offering a $100 credit to affected customers if they purchase a device straight from Google Fi and trigger it before December 31. Customers eligible for this credit must have had a non-VoLTE device active on a Fi line as of December 3. They also need to have actually received this e-mail alert about the credit. Its worth keeping in mind the credit can be combined with other ongoing mobile phone promos.