Reliance Jio’s monopoly in the 4G VoLTE segment is pretty much over. Airtel has finally rolled out its service that is catering to consumers in Mumbai at the moment. Airtel has highlighted that its 4G VoLTE network support is only available on select devices from brands like Samsung, Xiaomi and Apple among others.
The telecom operator has been put under intense pressure by the emergence of Reliance Jio, and they’re hopeful that a gradual roll-out will help them ease the competition in the country.
And for those of you, who’ve been waiting for other telecom companies to give you more options besides Jio, the time is ripe.
While Airtel has tried its best to match its data plans with Jio, yet the prospect of VoLTE enables them to lower their 4G plans even further.
Airtel VoLTE will be available on popular 4G/LTE enabled mobile devices, which must have a Airtel 4G SIM. There will be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or packs benefits.Airtel India
How to Get Airtel 4G VoLTE
- Check if your mobile phone is compatible with Airtel 4G VoLTE
- Ensure you have Airtel 4G SIM, or else, get a new one
- Update software running on the phone to get 4G VoLTE network support
- Switch VoLTE option on the mobile: Settings - Network - VoLTE
Which Phone Supports Airtel 4G VoLTE?
The company has listed the phones that support Airtel 4G VoLTE right now, here are the names of the devices.
Samsung: Galaxy J700 / A800/J2 Pro/J2 2016
Xiaomi: MiMax Prime / Redmi Note 4 / Mimax / Mi5
Apple: iPhone SE / 6 /6 Plus/ 6S / 6S Plus/7/7 Plus
Nobody knows how Airtel plans to integrate its 4G VoLTE service to existing network base. After Mumbai, expect the service to roll out in cities like Delhi-NCR, Chennai and Bengaluru among others.
This announcement also ensures that Airtel’s rumoured Rs 2,500 smartphone gets VoLTE support, making it attractive to buyers in the entry-level segment.
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