Country’s largest telco Bharti Airtel today said it has launched its VoLTE (voice over LTE) services in Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. Airtel VoLTE was launched in Mumbai exactly a month back, on 11 September.
A VoLTE service, offered over 4G IP network, gives HD quality voice calls as well as takes less time in connecting the call.
Airtel is the second operator in the country to offer such service besides Reliance Jio that offered the VoLTE service from the day one.
Airtel VoLTE will be available on popular 4G/LTE enabled mobile devices, which must have a Airtel 4G SIM. Customers can call any mobile, landline network using Airtel VoLTE. There will be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or packs benefits.
“We are delighted to announce the addition of VoLTE capabilities on our 4G network in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh as it enables high definition voice qualities and faster call set up time. We invite mobile users across the progressive states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to experience this advanced technology,” said Dharmender Khajuria, Chief Executive Officer – Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Bharti Airtel.
To avail VoLTE services the customers need to have a VoLTE enabled 4G smartphone and it needs to be remembered that all 4G smartphones are not VoLTE capable.
Some of the popular device models that are compatible with Airtel VoLTE include Apple iPhone SE /6 /6plus / 6S / 6S plus /7 /7 plus /8 /8 plus; Samsung A5 2017/ A7 2017/ A8/ A9 Pro/ J2 2016/ J2 Pro/ J7/ J7 2016/ J7 Prime/ J7 Max/ J7 Nxt/ On Max/ On 8/ On Nxt/Tab AS2; Oppo F3, F3 plus, A71; Gionee A1; Lava Z25/ Z80/ Z90/Xolo and Vivo Y55L.
Customers with Dual-SIM handsets have to ensure that the Airtel 4G SIM has been inserted in the data SIM slot/slot 1 and network mode has been set as “4G/3G/2G (Auto)” to make VoLTE work in their phones.