Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, has expanded its VoLTE (Voice over LTE) footprint to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will enable customers across the two states 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 across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. 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.
Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Bharti Airtel said, “Having built a world-class 4G network across the two geographies, we are delighted to roll out Airtel VoLTE for our customers. With the increasing penetration of VoLTE enabled smartphones in the market, Airtel customers can add to their calling experience to go with high speed data on India’s best smartphone network.”
Smartphones compatible with Airtel VoLTE
Airtel VoLTE is now available on a wide range of popular smartphones. This includes OnePlus 5, 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)
Oppo F3 / F3 plus / A71/ F5/ F5 Youth/ F5 6GB
Gionee A1 / X1 / X1s/ A1 Lite / F3 Pro
Lava Z25/ Z80/ Z90/Era 2V/ A44
Vivo Y55L / V5 / V5Plus/V5s / Y66/ Y55s
OnePlus OnePlus 5/ OnePlus 5T
Xiaomi Redmi Note4
Intex Lion N1
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)”.
With today’s launch, Airtel VoLTE is now available in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
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