Airtel is experimenting Voice over Wi-Fi calling in multiple locations across India. This means the users will be able to make calls using their Wi-Fi connection even cellular network is not available.
As per the report, Airtel has completed its beta trials of Vo Wi-Fi calling with its employees and select customers as well. This VoWiFi calling service is said to roll out in December. Airtel sources have confirmed that it is testing VoWi-Fi calling in multiple locations and the service will be available soon. While this is yet to confirm though if Airtel will make this service available across India or it will be limited to select cities.
Airtel’s Vo Wi-Fi calling service is currently available for select flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Times Now reported. Reliance Jio is also reportedly offering this VoWi-Fi service for the iPhone 11 Pro. As for users who own any of these devices with an Airtel or Jio connection can try out the service.
Here’s how it works:
You have to turn on VoWi-Fi from the call settings menu on their phones. This feature will be available under the name ‘Wi-Fi Calling’. Once this is turned on, Wi-Fi calling will be activated when there is low cellular connectivity or no reception at all. Similar to 4G VoLTE, VoWi-Fi calling will be activated whenever available and applicable. Do note that there has to be an active Wi-Fi connection for this service to work. There will be no additional charges either on making VoWi-Fi calls.