Bharti Airtel (Airtel), on Thursday announced that it has expanded its VoLTE (Voice over LTE) footprint to Karnataka. 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 Karnataka. 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.
“We are delighted to roll out VoLTE services in Karnataka. It complements our efforts in delivering the fastest mobile broadband services in the state. Our customers will enjoy the flexibility of making calls and using ultra high speed 4G mobile data services at the same time. As the consumers demand more of their smart devices, we believe that such technological advancements ensure they get the best out of their smartphones,” said C. Surendran, Chief Executive Officer -Karnataka, Bharti Airtel.
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)/S7/S7 Edge
Oppo: F3 / F3 plus / A71/ F5/ F5 Youth/ F5 6GB
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 Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.