Kolkata: Airtel has announced the formal launch of its VoLTE or Voice over LTE services in Kolkata, and the company says that it will support over 100 popular 4G smartphone models for the same. Rival Reliance Jio has an entirely 4G VoLTE network, and others like Vodafone are also rolling out the VoLTE service to their networks.
Airtel VoLTE works over 4G and will allow customers across the city of Kolkata to enjoy HD quality voice calls. Customers can call any mobile, landline network using Airtel VoLTE says the company. Airtel VoLTE will be compatible on phones from popular brands like Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, and Xiaomi, etc.
“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 said in a press statement.
Airtel customers in Kolkata who wish to upgrade to VoLTE, they have to first go to Airtel.in/volte and check if their device is compatible. If the device is mentioned on the list, then the Airtel customer has to make sure they have upgraded to the mobile device’s operating software to the latest version. This update from manufacturer will ensure that VoLTE works on the mobile. Airtel says it will not charge extra for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or packs benefits.