I thought that my phone would stay on LTE during a call even if the other party didn't have VoLTE on his device, am I wrong?
I know the sound quality won't be better, but my phone should stay on LTE, right?
That's correct, your VoLTE connection to Rogers does not depend on who you are calling, although the audio quality possible will be dependent on both endpoint devices.
That's my understanding too. VoLTE is essentially VoIP and like any other VoIP, if the other end doesn't support it, their end of the connection is still a traditional call, but your end should still be VoLTE as far as Rogers.
Sorry guys for introducing noise in here...I thought based on what I read that VoLTE would require both parties to support it. Thanks for correcting that assumption...and since I can't test the feature myself due to Rogers not really updating my Pixel and/or the current VoLTE support they have for my phone I'll have to wait.
For anyone who has not received the OTA update; please be advised that Google is rolling out in stages. Currently at 50%, it is expected to be 100% released starting tomorrow.
If you choose to download directly from Google; make sure you download version: NKG47L
Also, please remember that VoLTE is only supported on Pixel and Pixel XL devices purchased from Rogers. Devices purchased elsewhere are not supported.