The move, which statedly improves call quality, is being rolled out to all gradually irrespective of handset by increasing compatibility.
Telecom company Bharti Airtel (‘Airtel’),today launched its Voice Over Wi-Fi service – ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ leverages cutting edge technology to enhance the indoor voice calling experience for Airtel smartphone customers. The innovative service uses WiFi networks to create a dedicated channel for voice calls and allows customers to make telco grade calls to any network. This dramatically improves customer experience as one can seamlessly switch to Airtel Wi-Fi Calling.
There is no extra charge for calls made over ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ and the application consumes minimal data.
Avneet Singh Puri, CEO-Bharti Airtel, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana said, “Customer interest in VoWiFi capability is incredibly high and Airtel has been working hard to bring this feature first to the consumers in the state of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. The launch of VoWiFi calling is further validation of the importance of Wi-Fi to customers in the technologically advanced industry”.
‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ does not require any app and can be configured on the smartphone by following the steps mentioned below:
1. Check smartphone compatibility on airtel.in/wifi-calling
2. Upgrade device operating software to the latest version that supports Wi-Fi Calling*
3. Go to Settings on your mobile phone and Switch On Wi-Fi Calling
4. Keep VoLTE switched on as well for a seamless experience
Currently, the following smartphones support ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’
·Apple: All iPhone models starting 6s and above
·Xiaomi: Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro & POCO F1
·Samsung: J6, A10s, On6, S10, S10+, S10e, M20
·OnePlus: All OnePlus 7 and 6 series devices
Airtel is working with all leading smartphone brands to roll out compatibility with ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’. The service is currently compatible with Airtel Xstream Fiber home broadband and will soon be compatible with all broadband services and Wi-Fi hotspots.