The famous telecom company Airtel launched its VoLTE services in Karnataka Bengaluru on November 30, 2017. India’s largest telecommunications service provider has increased its VoLTE footprint to Karnataka now. The Airtel VOLTE, which operates over 4G, will facilitate consumers over the two states to relish HD quality voice calls with better call set up time. Now consumers can call any mobile, landline network utilizing Airtel VOLTE. There will be no extra data costs for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or packs benefits.
What sets apart Airtel VoLTE is the seamless connectivity enabled by Airtel’s broad 4G network coverage across Karnataka. Also in the case of non-availability of 4G network, Airtel VoLTE calls will automatically fall back on 3G/2G system to guarantee that customers continue to stay connected at all times Airtel had previously launched VOLTE services in many states and cities including Mumbai, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, and Telangana. The Airtel VoLTE service assures seamless connectivity over its 4G system, and in the case of non-availability of 4G, calls will get automatically to the 3G/2G network.
Further, customers can also continue with their data sessions at 4G speeds while the call is in progress. As per the company, clients with Dual-SIM handsets require inserting their Airtel 4G SIM in SIM slot 1 and preferred network mode as 4G/3G/2G for VOLTE to operate correctly. Also, Airtel says that the handset manufacturers need to upgrade their smartphone’s software to support Airtel VoLTE. VOLTE services were first launched in India by Reliance Jio last year, with the service provider offering calling functions over its 4G-only network. Airtel had also started rolling out its VoLTE services over the earlier few of months. Apart from cities mentioned above, the organisation says that it plans to roll out VOLTE across the country over the next few months.
Explaining on the launch, C. Surendran, Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel—Karnataka, said, “We are thrilled to roll out VOLTE services in Karnataka. It complements our purposes in delivering the high-speed mobile broadband services in the state. Our consumers will enjoy the versatility of making calls and using ultra high speed 4G mobile data services at the same time. As the customers demand more of their smart devices, we consider that such technological improvements assure they get the best out of their phones.”
Smartphones compatible with Airtel VOLTE Airtel VOLTE is now available on a wide range of popular smartphones. This involves 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)/S7/S7 Edge
Oppo – F3 / F3 plus / A71/ F5/ F5 Youth/ F5 6GB
Gionee – A1 Lava – Z25/ Z80/ Z90/Era 2V/ A44
Vivo – Y55L / V5 / V5Plus/V5s / Y66/ Y55s