Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, has launched its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Rest of Maharashtra & Goa. Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will offer customers HD quality voice calls along with faster call set up time.
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.
What truly differentiates Airtel VoLTE is the seamless connectivity enabled by Airtel’s wide 4G network coverage. Even in the case of non-availability of 4G, Airtel VoLTE calls will automatically fall back on 3G/2G network to ensure that customers continue to stay connected at all times. Airtel VoLTE will also allow customers to continue with their data sessions at 4G speeds while the call is in progress.
Rohit Marwha, Chief Executive Officer – Maharashtra & Goa, Bharti Airtel said, “We are delighted to launch VoLTE and add yet another service to our portfolio enabling customers to make the most of their mobile phone experience on our world-class 4G network across Maharashtra and Goa. With VoLTE, customers can now enjoy seamless and high quality voice calls on our robust 4G network.”
How to get Airtel VoLTE:
Check mobile device compatibility at www.airtel.in/volte. Airtel has tested and certified popular device models for VoLTE compatibility. More models will keep getting added to this list.
Upgrade the mobile device’s operating software to the latest version that supports VoLTE. This update is provided by the handset manufacturer.
Ensure the device has a Airtel 4G SIM. Customers can upgrade to the 4G SIM by visiting the nearest Airtel store.
Enable VoLTE by following instructions on www.airtel.in/volte
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)”.
Popular device models compatible with Airtel VoLTE:
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 2015/ J7 2016/ J7 Prime/ J7 Nxt/On 8/ On Nxt
Oppo F3, F3 plus, A71
Gionee A1/A1 Lite/X1/X1S/
Lava Z25/Z60/ Z80/ Z90
Airtel was the first operator in Maharashtra & Goa to launch 4G in October 2012 on 2300 MHz TD LTE band. Airtel added 1800 MHz FD LTE band in February 2017.