In a move to compete with the Jio VoLTE in India, the Airtel VoLTE service has been launched in the sub-continent. The Bharti Airtel has rolled out this feature first in Mumbai, it is expected to be available in other metropolitan cities in the country very soon. It means that the Airtel customers will be able to benefit the HD Voice calls instead of the normal voice calls that we have been using all these days.
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Once this feature is available at your location, you should use a 4G VoLTE compatible handset to enjoy it. The company has already upgraded the data speed to 135 MBPs by joining 1800 MHz (FD LTE) and 2300MHz (TD LTE) spectrum capacities in Mumbai.
The company is also promising another major feature. In cases when the VoLTE network will be unavailable, the calls will automatically switch to 2G or 3G network. This is something that is not available in the Jio network. It will also let the customers to provide 4G network during calls.
Currently only a few devices in the market are supporting the 4G VoLTE service. Almost all the mobiles that were launched in the past one year supports the 4G VoLTE service and most of them are Dual-SIM smartphones. To use the VoLTE service in your mobile, you must insert the VoLTE sim in the SIM Card slot 1 and the network should also be set to “4G/3G/2G (Auto)”.
Abhay Savargaonkar, Director – Networks, Bharti Airtel 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.
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