DITO SIM, 5G has finally arrived on Philippine shores!
But this does not mean 4G devices, unlisted phones whether it’s compatible or not can’t avail of these services, I believe with the arrival of the Third (3rd) Telco Player things will level the playing field, in terms of the competition it will bring better opportunities and services.
In addition, 5G tower may bring backward compatibility on 4G phones or later, whichever is the case.
Enter DITO SIM, which was launched last March 8, 2021, on select areas in Cebu and Davao. Social Media trends, potential customers, and clients buzzing the web on the sim reservation found out DITO SIM cards only work best on VoLTE (Voice over LTE) capable handsets.
Here’s the list of compatible handsets and devices as of March 8, 2021.
DITO Official website explains:
The DITO SIM card only works with select DITO compatible VoLTE mobile phones as DITO uses next-generation technology. In order to fully maximize the DITO experience, we recommend using only compatible mobile phones.
If your smartphone is not on the list worry no more. Here’s a quick workaround, minor tweaks to get your device ready:
- Edit your APN settings;
- Turn on VoLTE in your handset.
Settings > Mobile network > Mobile data > Turn on 4G or 5G > Turn on VoLTE calls
Tap Access Point Names (APNs) > Tap the 3-button navigation and select New APN
- NAME: Dito Telecom
- APN: ctnet
- USERNAME: [email protected]
- PASSWORD: vnet.mobi
In my case having a Redmi Note 8 on hand, may require a bit of technical background experience.
- You can simply dial *#*#4636#*#*
- Choose Phone information.
- Click ” Phone Information” and Toggle VOLTE Provisioned.
- Restart your mobile phone and you then are done.
How to download DITO SIM APP
How I can download the DITO App.
The DITO App link/URL can be found in your confirmation email and welcome text greets you upon a successful purchase of your first ever DITO SIM.
Download now so you can manage your account, check your balance, monitor your data usage, calls, texts, and purchase load, and other exclusive promo packages.
You can download the DITO App via the link indicated in the welcome text and email you will receive upon SIM activation.
You just need to click the link and it will automatically download the APK file of the DITO App.
Internet connection is required whether in mobile data or WiFi connection.
Once done with the download, you can now proceed with the app installation by simply clicking the “Install” option After completing the installation process, you just need to click the DITO icon from your home screen and launch the app.
Note: The DITO App only works with DITO compatible VoLTE phones with OS (Operating System) Android 6.0 and above. Kindly check the compatible mobile phones.
Download the DITO APP Android version here
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