Bharti Airtel has launched its VoLTE services in Chennai. Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will enable customers across the city to enjoy HD quality voice calls with faster call set up time.
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 sets apart Airtel VoLTE is the seamless connectivity enabled by Airtel’s wide 4G network coverage. Even in the case of non-availability of 4G network, 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 enable customers to enjoy HD quality voice calls and high speed data sessions in parallel.
Manoj Murali, HUB CEO, Kerala & Tamil Nadu, Bharti Airtel Ltd. said, “Having built a world class 4G network in Chennai, we are delighted to extend our service portfolio by rolling out VoLTE calling in the city. We invite our customers to experience the service. We plan to expand our VoLTE footprint across Tamil Nadu over the next few months.”
Smartphones compatible with Airtel VoLTE
Airtel VoLTE is now available on a wide range of popular smartphones. This includes OnePlus 5, iPhone X, iPhone 8 series, iPhone 7 series and Samsung S, J and A series smartphones.
iPhone SE /6 /6plus / 6S / 6S plus /7 /7 plus /8 /8 plus/X
Samsung A5 2017/ A7 2017/ A8/ A9 Pro/ J2 2016/J7 2015/ J7 2016/ J7 Prime/
J2 Pro/ On 8/ On Nxt/J7 Max/ On Max/ J7 Nxt/ Tab A 2/ S6/ S6 Edge / J5 Prime (16 Gb) / J5 2016 / C9 Pro / J5 Prime (32 GB)/S7/S7 Edge
Oppo F3 / A71/ F3 plus / F5/ F5 Youth/ F5 6GB
Lava Z25/ Z80/Era 2V/ Z90/ A44
Vivo Y55L / V5 /V5s/ Y66/ V5Plus / Y55S/V7/Y69/V7 Plus/Y53
OnePlus OnePlus 5/ OnePlus 5T
Xiaomi Redmi Note4/Xiaomi Y1/Xiaomi Y1 lite/Xiaomi Mi-Mix 2/Mi A1/Redmi 5A
Intex Lion N1
Karbonn A40 Indian/Titanium Jumbo
How to get Airtel VoLTE
1. Check mobile device compatibility at www.airtel.in/volte.
2. Upgrade the mobile device’s operating software to the latest version that supports VoLTE. This update is provided by the handset manufacturer.
3. Ensure the device has a Airtel 4G USIM. Customers can upgrade to the USIM by visiting the nearest Airtel store.
4. Enable VoLTE by following instructions on www.airtel.in/volte.
Customers with Dual-SIM handsets have to ensure that the Airtel 4G USIM has been inserted in the data SIM slot/slot 1 and network mode has been set as “4G/3G/2G (Auto)”.
TelecomDrive is an effort to create a unique content focused platform for the telecoms and communications segment.