Pune: India’s largest telecommunications services provider, Bharti Airtel announced the launch of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Maharashtra and Goa circles on Friday. The company’s VoLTE, which works over 4G, will offer customers HD quality voice calls along with faster call set up time.
An official from the company said, “VoLTE will be available on popular 4G/LTE enabled mobile devices using our 4G SIM. Customers can call any mobile or landline network using our VoLTE. There will be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan benefits.”
The official said that even in the case of non-availability of 4G, VoLTE calls will automatically fall back on the 3G/2G network to ensure that customers continue to stay connected at all times. It will also allow customers to continue with their data sessions at 4G speeds while the call is in progress.
Chief Executive Officer - Maharashtra and Goa, Bharti Airtel, Rohit Marwha said, “We are delighted to launch VoLTE and add yet another service to our portfolio enabling customers to make the most of their mobile phone experience on our network.”
Explaining how to get VoLTE, the official said, “First there is a need to check mobile device compatibility at www.airtel.in/volte.
We have tested and certified popular device models for VoLTE compatibility and more models will keep getting added to this list. If the phone is compatible, one must upgrade the mobile device’s operating software to the latest version that supports VoLTE. Ensure the device has our 4G SIM and then enable VoLTE by following instructions on www.airtel.in/volte.”