Safaricom VoLTE

Enjoy Ultra HD Quality Voice Calls and Videos with sound so clear, it’ll feel like you’re right next to your friends


Advantages of having Safaricom VoLTE

Enjoy fast call setup

Enjoy fast call setup

Talking to those that matter will not have to wait. Now, connect instantly on calls

Enjoy High Definition (HD) calls and video calls

Enjoy High Definition (HD) calls and video calls

Stay always online with uninterrupted 4G Data even during voice calls



Having the flexibility of calling while browsing simultaneously


Own VoLTE capable devices

Own VoLTE capable devices

Check the compatible handsets below

Latest OS Update

Latest OS Update

Device needs the software update from the manufacturer for VoLTE calls to work



So as to enjoy faster browsing speeds

4G Network

4G Network

Both the caller and the recipient should be on 4G network


Don’t worry if your handset is not yet mentioned in the list. We are working with all handset vendors to bring Safaricom VoLTE support to your phone soon


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  1. What is VoLTE?

    Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is an advanced technology that delivers high-quality life-like sound over voice and video calls across the 4G network.

  2. Why should I be on VoLTE?

    • Customers on VoLTE will Enjoy HD(High definition) calls and video calls that will be ultra clear with reduced background noise.
    • In addition the calls can be enhanced if both parties are on VoLTE capable devices and located in a 4G location as they can switch to video call seamlessly within call.
    • Consumers will have a more enriched conversation, i.e. they can now make calls whilst browsing.
    • Customers on VoLTE will also enjoy fast call set up.
  3. What do I need to do to Enjoy VoLTE services?

    1. Have a VoLTE enabled handset (check if your handset is VoLTE enabled from
    2. Ensure that your handset has been upgraded with the latest software provided by your handset manufacturer by checking under settings -> Software update->
    3. Ensure that you are using a 4G SIM and you’re calling on 4G network.
    4. Verify that the VoLTE voice calling feature has been enabled on your smartphone For Android: Settings -> Mobile networks -> Turn on VoLTE call.
  4. How will I know if I am on VoLTE service?

    For Android users: The “HD/VoLTE” icon will be shown on the top bar of the screen.

  5. How much does VoLTE service cost?

    There are No additional charges on VoLTE, customer will call using airtime or minutes and normal charges will apply.

  6. Do I need to activate a separate/special pack for VoLTE service?

    The existing plan that customers uses for calls will support the VoLTE services ie. HD calls and video calls.

  7. Will VoLTE calls consume data?

    VoLTE calls will Not consume any data. It will be charged as per your normal calls.

  8. What happens if I move from a 4G network coverage area to 3G coverage during a VoLTE call?

    The call will automatically switch to our standard voice service

  9. Can I enjoy VoLTE services when making off net calls?

    No. Customers will enjoy VoLTE services when making On Net calls only.

  10. Can I use VoLTE Internationally/Roaming?

    No, VoLTE services will be available on Safaricom network for now.

  11. What is needed for a successful VoLTE connection?

    • Can only work on VoLTE capable devices & a 4G SIM.
    • Customers device need to be running on the latest software update.
    • Need to be in a 4G zone
    • Person on the other end needs to be on 4G with a VoLTE enabled device.
  12. Do I need data bundles to make a video call on VoLTE?

    Customers can make video calls on VoLTE without data resources. The video call will be charged as a normal call from the customers` account.

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