Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 | Last Update : 08:17 AM IST

  Technology   In Other news  23 Dec 2019  Telangana, AP: Airtel rolls out Voice Over Wi-Fi service

Telangana, AP: Airtel rolls out Voice Over Wi-Fi service

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published : Dec 23, 2019, 5:11 pm IST
Updated : Dec 23, 2019, 5:11 pm IST

The move, which statedly improves call quality, is being rolled out to all gradually irrespective of handset by increasing compatibility.

There is no extra charge for calls made over ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ and the application consumes minimal data.
 There is no extra charge for calls made over ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ and the application consumes minimal data.

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.

 

--Press Release--

Tags: airtel, wi-fi calling