1. Airtel launches VoLTE; How to get VoLTE service; Will your smartphone work? Check list of compatible smartphones

Airtel launches VoLTE; How to get VoLTE service; Will your smartphone work? Check list of compatible smartphones

Airtel VoLTE works over 4G and will offer customers with High-quality voice calls along with faster call set up time. The service will be available on 4G/LTE enabled mobile phones which have an Airtel 4G SIM.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 11, 2017 6:13 PM
Bharti Airtel rolled out its VoLTE services in Mumbai on Monday. (Source: Airtel)

Bharti Airtel rolled out its VoLTE services in Mumbai on Monday. The launch comes a day after PTI reported that the India’s largest telecom operator is in talks with multiple handset makers to bring a 4G smartphone for a price as low as Rs 2,500. Airtel VoLTE works over 4G and will offer customers with High-quality voice calls along with faster call set up time. The service will be available on 4G/LTE enabled mobile phones which have an Airtel 4G SIM. Interestingly, the customers would not be charged extra for VoLTE and will be billed as per the existing plans and pack offers. As per the official statement, Bharti Airtel’s, Directors-Networks, Abhay Savargaonkar said,”This is a significant milestone in Airtel’s network transformation journey under Project Leap. Airtel has built a world-class 4G network across India and with the VoLTE compatible device ecosystem beginning to mature, 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. We keenly look forward to our device partners enabling Airtel VoLTE on their smartphones..”

How to get Airtel VoLTE:

Step 1: Check the compatibility of the smartphone by visiting the official site airtel.in/volte. Notably, if your device is not compatible yet, don’t worry as the company will keep adding models to the list.

Step 2: Upgrade the mobile device’s operating software to the latest version that supports VoLTE. This update is provided by the handset manufacturer.

Step 3: Ensure the device has an Airtel 4G SIM. Customers can upgrade to the 4G SIM by visiting the nearest Airtel store.

The subscribers with dual-SIM smartphones have to ensure that the Airtel 4G SIM has been inserted in the data SIM slot/slot 1 and network mode has been set as “4G/3G/2G (Auto),” as per the official report.

Here is the list of smartphones that are compatible to Airel VoLTE:

Apple:
1) iPhone SE

2) iPhone 6

3) iPhone 6S

4) iPhone 6 Plus

5) iPhone 7

6) iPhone 7 Plus

Samsung:

1) Samsung J700

2) Samsung A800

3) Samsung J2 Pro

4) Samsung J2 2016

Xiaomi:
1) Xiaomi MiMax Prime

2)Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

3) Xiaomi Mimax

4) Xiaomi Mi5

Gionee:

1) Gionee A1

Oppo:

1) Oppo F3 plus.

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