Airtel VoLTE service launched in Kolkata; List of Mobiles that supports VoLTE
Telecom major Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of its VoLTE services in Kolkata. It will enable customers to enjoy HD quality voice calls.
Telecom major Bharti Airtel today announced the formal launch of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) services in Kolkata. Already Reliance Jio has an entirely 4G VoLTE network, and others like Vodafone are also rolling out the VoLTE service to their networks. To be in the race Airtel had been launching VoLTE based services in parts of the country in the recent months.
Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will enable customers across the city to enjoy HD quality voice calls with faster call set up time
– said the company
Customers can make calls to any mobile or landline network using Airtel VoLTE – said the company. Presently, most of the new 4G handsets are VoLTE compatible. Airtel claimed that wide 4G network coverage enables seamless connectivity on Airtel VoLTE and in case of non-availability of 4G network, Airtel VoLTE calls will automatically fall back to 3G/2G network to ensure that customers continue to stay connected at all times. They also confirmed that there will be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or packs benefits.
We are delighted to extend our VoLTE footprint to Kolkata with the launch of our services today. Complementing our world class 4G network, VoLTE will add to the customer experience and our range of smartphone offerings,
– Sameer Anjaria, CEO, West Bengal & Odisha, Bharti Airtel
How to Enable Airtel VoLTE on your smartphone
If you are an Android user Just go to Settings -> Mobile Network – Then Turn on VoLTE call depending on the manufacturer. If you are an IOS user go to Settings -> Mobile Data -> Mobile Data Options -> Enable 4G, then Turn on Voice & Data option. Make sure that you have the latest Airtel 4G sim which is inserted into SIM slot 1 and network mode should be set as “4G/3G/2G (Auto).
List of Devices That Support VoLTE in INDIA
Apple iPhones: iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Apple iPhone X is also supported.
Samsung phones: Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note 8, A5 2017, Galaxy A7 2017, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9 Pro. In the J series, the list includes Samsung J7 2015, J7 2016, J7 Prime, J2 Pro, J5 Prime (16/32GB) , J5 2016 , J7 Max, J7 Nxt, J2 2015 and J2 2016. The list also includes Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Galaxy On 8, Galaxy On Nxt, Galaxy On Max, Galaxy C7 Pro and the Galaxy A8+ as well. It also includes Tab A 2, Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge along with S7 and S7 edge as being compatible.
Xiaomi phones: The list includes Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 lite, Mi-Mix 2, Mi A1, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 5A, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A and Redmi Note 5 Pro.
OnePlus phones: OnePlus 5T, 5 and OnePlus 3T and 3 are supported.
Oppo phones: Oppo F3, A71, F3 plus, F5, F5 Youth, F5 6GB RAM variant, the newer A83 and A71 (3GB RAM) option are supported.
Vivo phones: Vivo’s Y55L, V5, V5s, Y66, V5Plus, Y55S, V7, Y69, V7 Plus and Y53 are all supported.
HMD Global (Nokia) phones: Nokia 2, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 are supported for Airtel 4G VoLTE.
Karbonn phones: A40 Indian,Titanium Jumbo, K9 Smart Yuva, Titanium Jumbo 2, K9 Smart Grand, Titanium Frames S7, Yuva 2, A9 Indian and Aura Sleek Plus.
Lava phones: Z25, Z80, Era 2V, Z90, A44, Z70, Z60, ERA 3 and ERA 3X
Tecno phones: Camon I, Camon I AIR
Celkon phones: Smart 4G, Uniq, Cliq 2,Swift 4G, and Swift 4G+
Lephone phones: W10,W7 and W2
Micromax Canvas 2 is also supported. Gionee’s A1 and Intex’s Aqua Lion N1 are also supported. Zen’s M72 Smart and Admire Unity and itel A40 are also supported. The Honor View 10 will also support Airtel VoLTE. Infinity HOT S3, HOT S3B are also compatible with the network.
The above above list is provided on the Airtel website. Apart from this list, there are few more mobiles that support VoLTE. So do check with your device manufacturer if your device is not listed above.