Smile VoLTE phone is a VoLTE device, similar to Ntel’s Nova or Reliance’s Jiophone, that offers their subscribers access to Smile data, voice and SMS in a feature phone form factor and at a pocket-friendly price.
The device has a feature phone form factor but provides access to 4G data, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and SMS on the Smile 4G network.
Smile VoLTE phone Specifications
Smile is yet to provide the technical specifications of the phone, so we do not know what operating system it runs – Android OS or perhaps KaiOS – and whether or not it has wireless hotspot feature for sharing Internet with other devices. We also do not have an idea of battery capacity.
A hotspot feature will be a great incentive for many users and I suspect that without it, the Smile VoLTE phone will not be widely embraced. If there was one reason the Ntel Nova was of great value, it was for the hotspot feature.
Not many people want to do any browsing on a phone with an old-school alpha-numeric keypad. Most of such devices good for calls and may be pairing with your laptop or othere devices for access 4G network just the way I do.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Smile VoLTE Phone
If you buy the Smile VoLTE phone, you will be offered 2GB data monthly for free for the first 3 months after purchase. That is a total of 6GB data free. Users will also get 100 minutes of VoLTE calls to other networks and 50 SMSs for 30 days – again for free, as well as unlimited on-net calls. That means, Smile-to-Smile calls are free.
Lastly, the package includes 100% BONUS data for 3 months, when users of the Smile VoLTE phone recharge with 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, 5GB, 7GB or 15GB Anytime or SmileLite 30-day data plans.
However, a clause is attached to the bonus. The 100% bonus data is valid for only 7 days and split evenly between daytime use and night time use.
Smile VoLTE Phone Price
The Smile VoLTE phone package costs ₦15,000. It isn’t a bad deal at all – If the phone also works as a WiFi hotspot. We can’t emphasize that enough. When we have enough info, we will update this post.
Of course, it is clear that the focus of the device is VoLTE. Smile clearly wants more people using their platform for voice calls and SMS, and a VoLTE device is the easiest way to make that happen.
We do intend to get my hands on one and scrutinize it both for the technical specifications and the actual user experience. Outside of the 4 big GSM operators, Smile has the widest 4G coverage in the country – far wider than Ntel, Spectranet, or Swift.
If you live and work in Lagos, Ibadan, Benin, Asaba, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Abuja, or Kaduna – all cities with Smile coverage – you just might be interested in the Smile VoLTE phone.
Where To Buy Smile VoLTE Phone
Simply walk into a Smile store or order directly from the Smile Nigeria website and have it delivered to you.
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