Video Calling from MetroPCS


Video calling (ViLTE) is a feature that's built-in as part of the dialer on some MetroPCS smartphones. It provides a streamlined way to communicate with family and friends through video calling.

Since it's built in to your smartphone's dialer, there's no need to download additional apps or sign into a separate account. Video Calling requires high speed LTE or Wi-Fi (also known as ViLTE) to let you make and receive video calls. Video calling using LTE uses data from your monthly high-speed data allocation per your rate plan.  Actual data usage can vary based on several factors but a typical two-way video call will use about 6MB of data per minute of use.

Benefits Include:

  • Instant access: Video Calling is available straight from the built-in phone dialer.
  • No additional downloads needed: Video Calling isn't an app, so you don't need to log in to use it.
  • No change to your account: You use your existing voice and data plan to take advantage of this feature.
  • One-way or two-way video: Not ready to be seen? Enjoy a one-way Video Call and catch up with a friend.

For Video Calling to work properly and to receive all the benefits of the service, both devices participating in the video conversation must support Video Calling.  At this time, this includes capable Metro PCS devices as well as a few other capable devices on the T-Mobile network.  The software needed for Video Calling to work on your smartphone is available either out-of-the-box when you purchase your smartphone or through a software update of your current smartphone.

Available on select devices
As much as we'd like to have all our devices equipped with Video Calling, right now it's only available for the following MetroPCS devices, either out-of-the-box or through a software update:

  • Alcatel Fierce 4
  • Coolpad Catalyst
  • LG Aristo
  • LG K7
  • LG K10
  • LG K20 Plus
  • LG G Stylo
  • LG Stylo 2 Plus
  • LG Stylo 3 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
  • Samsung Galaxy On5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S 8
  • ZTE ZMAX PRO
  • ZTE Avid TRIO

We expect to launch more devices with Video Calling throughout 2017.