Beginning January 3rd

You must have a VoLTE-capable SIM & device,
to use voice services outside of the
Inland Cellular Regional Area.

Why is this changing?

Our roaming partners are decommissioning their CDMA network. You will use Voice-over LTE (VoLTE) technology to place a phone call when outside the Inland Cellular Regional Area.

Some customers may need an upgraded SIM & device to use VoLTE.

The good news is, upgrading your SIM is free and simple, and our reps can assist you if you need to upgrade your device. Inland Cellular is keeping our CDMA Network & our 4G/LTE network, so your service in our regional area will not change.

Voice-Over LTE

Is your device & SIM card VoLTE Ready?

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to check if your SIM & Device are VoLTE capable.

You've got options to upgrade:

Call Us

Speak to our support team at
800-248-8822

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Visit your nearest Inland Location a rep will assist you.

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What you need to know about VoLTE

CDMA is the legacy 2G technology for voice and texting services. As technology evolves, transitioning voice traffic to using data networks is the progression of the wireless industry. This technology is called Voice-Over LTE or VoLTE.

Inland has elected to keep our CDMA and 4G/LTE networks to give our customers a robust calling experience, add redundancy to our network, and better serve our rural communities.

As national carriers decommission CDMA technology, you may notice changes in your roaming voice coverage. Data and voice signals travel differently and provide varying coverage areas because they are different technologies.

You will see a difference in your voice coverage outside our home area as our national partners decommission their CDMA networks and switch technologies.

Transitioning voice traffic to using data networks is the progression of the wireless industry; however, data signals and voice signals travel differently and provide varying coverage areas because they are different technologies. 

Inland has elected to keep both networks up and running to give our customers a robust calling experience and add redundancy to our network. 

If you are outside the Inland Cellular regional area without a VoLTE-capable SIM & Device.

What will work:

  • All data services, such as your favorite apps and emails. 
  • Over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging services such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Zoom, etc

What won’t work:

  • Standard voice service, using the dialer
  • Standard SMS texting
  • Standard 911 calling

A list of VoLTE-capable devices is available below.

If your phone is not on that list unless you upgrade your device, certain voice and text services will no longer be available to you after January 3rd while roaming.

Your phone will function normally in the Inland Cellular Home Service area.

Please get in touch with us by chat, phone, or in person to discuss upgrade options; Click here for ways to contact us.

Your SIM is a small integrated circuit that stores your mobile phone's identification information so that you can utilize our cellular network. Our roaming partners will finalize their efforts to decommission their CDMA (3G) network at the end of this year. As a result, you will need a new VoLTE-capable SIM to use calling services outside the Inland Cellular regional area.  

Upgrading your SIM as soon as possible ensures that you continue to have voice services while placing calls outside the Inland Cellular home area. 

Swapping your SIM is simple & free:

  • Call us 800-248-8822
  • Chat with us
  • or request a SIM be mailed to you using the form below

 

If you are inside the Inland Cellular Regional area, your service will not change. If you leave the home area and your device & SIM are not VoLTE capable, your device will still do many things.

What will work:

  • All data services, such as your favorite apps and emails. 
  • Over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging services such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Zoom, etc

What won’t work:

  • Standard voice service, using the dialer
  • Standard SMS texting
  • Standard 911 calling
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPhone 6s
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Apple iPhone 7
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone 11
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple  iPhone 13 Mini
Apple  iPhone 13
Apple  iPhone 13 Pro
Samsung A11 
Samsung A51
Samsung A52
Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition
Samsung S20
Samsung S20+
Samsung S20 Ultra
Samsung S21
Samsung S21+
Samsung S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Samsung Note 20 
Samsung Note20 Ultra
Samsung  A12
Samsung  A42
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VoLTE Benefits

  • Improved Call Quality

    When both parties are utilizing a VoLTE calling connection you will notice improved call quality and reduced background noise.

  • Simultaneous Voice & Data

    Users can have access to voice and data services at the same time when using VoLTE.

  • Fast Call Connection

    Calls connect faster using VoLTE.

Please, mail my SIM to me:

Please note that your SIM will arrive along with a SIM tool & steps to walk you through the process. You will need to reach out to our customer support team and complete this process during business hours so our reps can assist you.
Name(Required)
Please provide the address you want the SIM card mailed to:(Required)

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