Reliance Jio was the only telecom operator in India to offer VoLTE services till now. VoLTE offers HD call clarity and allows you to use Internet and Call at the same time. Airtel also had been testing VoLTE for quite some time and the trials were being carried out in Mumbai city.
Today, Airtel has officially launched VoLTE for customers in Mumbai. The service is available only for customers in Mumbai as of now. But the company is expected to launch in other cities soon.
Airtel has deployed Carrier Aggregation by combining 2300 MHz band and 1800 Mhz band. With this, speeds up to 135 Mbps can be achieved.
No additional charges will be levied for this. Your existing plan will support VoLTE services.
In order to use Airtel VoLTE, you must be having one of the following handsets
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 6,6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- Samsung Galaxy J7
- Samsung Galaxy J2
- Samsung Galaxy A8
- Mi Max
- Mi 5
- Redmi Note 4
- Gionee A1
- Oppo F3
How to enable VoLTE?
The smartphones must be updated to the latest software in order to use Airtel VoLTE services.
- For iOS:
- Settings- Mobile Data- Mobile Data Options- Enable 4G- Turn on Voice & Data
- For Android:
- Settings- Mobile Network- Turn on VoLTE
Commenting on the launch, Savargaonkar, Director-Networks, Bharti Airtel said
This (VoLTE launch) is a significant milestone in Airtel’s network transformation journey under Project Leap.
We believe it’s the right time to enable VoLTE calling as part of our service portfolio. Over the next few months, we will rapidly accelerate the deployment of VoLTE to cover all key geographies to bring HD quality calling to our customers.
More information can be found on Airtel’s web site http://www.airtel.in/volte