India’s leading telecommunications service provider Bharti Airtel (Airtel) has announced the launch of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Bengal and Sikkim. 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.
Airtel’s strong 4G presence across Bengal and Sikkim will enable seamless connectivity for VoLTE services, offering customers parallel sessions of seamless voice calling and superfast data. Airtel has also been consistently ramping up its 4G capacity in both the states to serve the fast growing customer demand for high-speed data.
Over 200 4G smartphones now support Airtel VoLTE, enabling customers to experience HD quality voice calling and superfast data on a wide range of smartphones on Airtel’s nationwide 4G network. All popular 4G smartphones are now shipped with default Airtel VoLTE support. Users of the bestselling 4G smartphones from major brands like Oppo, Vivo, Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Nokia, Panasonic, Xiaomi, Karbonn, Lava and Panasonic can now converse on the HD quality voice calling offered on Airtel VoLTE.
Sameer Anjaria, CEO, West Bengal & Odisha, Bharti Airtel said, “We are delighted to extend our VoLTE footprint to Bengal and Sikkim, complementing our world class 4G network, VoLTE will add to customer’s experience and enable them to make the most of their smartphone.”
There will be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or pack benefits. In case of non-availability of 4G network, Airtel VoLTE calls automatically fall back on 3G/2G network to ensure that customers continue to stay connected at all times.
Customers can get started on Airtel VoLTE services by following a few quick steps:
- Check mobile device compatibility by logging on to www.airtel.in/volte
- Upgrade the mobile device’s operating software to the latest version that supports VoLTE. This update is provided by the handset manufacturer.
- Now, enable VoLTE by following the instructions on www.airtel.in/volte-switch
Customers with Dual-SIM handsets have to ensure that the Airtel 4G USIM has been inserted in the data SIM slot 1 and network mode has been set as “4G/3G/2G (Auto)”.