Bharti Airtel had recently launched its Voice Over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) service, ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ in India for a number of phones. Adding to the list, the telecom major on Friday added another six new devices to the list of smartphones compatible with the service.
“Now, Airtel customers on Samsung S10, S10 , S10e, M20 and One Plus 6 and 6T can configure Airtel Wi-Fi calling, which enables them to switch to voice over Wi-Fi inside their homes/offices.
Earlier, the phones that were compatible with the service were Xiaomi Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro and POCO F1, Samsung J6, Samsung A10s, Samsung On6, Samsung M30s, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro.
“There is no extra charge for making calls via Airtel Wi-Fi calling. The service is live in Delhi/NCR and is expected to be available in major Indian cities in the coming days,” Airtel said in a statement.
Customers can get started on Airtel Wi-Fi calling on their smartphones without the need for any additional calling app, SIM.
“‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ is designed to enhance voice calling experience for Airtel smartphone customers, especially when they are indoors. With ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’, customers with Wi-Fi at home or office will get excellent signal quality indoors. There will be no extra charge for calls made over ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ and the application consumes minimal data,” the telecom major said in a statement.
Additionally, Bharti Airtel has also announced that the service will now be available in Mumbai, Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu apart from Delhi-NCR.
How to use Airtel ‘Wi-Fi Calling’ service on your phone:
After verifying the fact that your phone is compatible to the service, here are the steps to configure it in your smartphone:
-Upgrade device operating software to the latest version that supports Wi-Fi Calling
-Go to Settings on your mobile phone and Switch On Wi-Fi Calling
-Keep VoLTE switched on as well for a seamless experience
Airtel also mentioned that this service is currently compatible with Airtel Xstream Fiber home broadband and will soon be compatible with all broadband services and Wi-Fi hotspots.