Airtel unveils Wi-Fi calling service

The service is currently available in Delhi NCR only.

Airtel, India’s telecommunications company, has introduced the nation’s first voice over Wi-Fi service. More commonly known as WiFi Calling, Airtel dubs it Airtel Wi-Fi Calling, and it is currently available in Delhi NCR. The feature will soon debut in other parts of the nation.

Airtel unveils Wi-Fi calling service
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Wi-Fi calling will make calls easy, with the added benefit of clarity. The process is simple. If you are connected to Wi-Fi, you can make and receive calls even if your SIM doesn’t have a signal. Unlike Google Duo, Skype, or FaceTime where an account is mandatory, you don’t need a different app to use Wi-Fi calling.

Wi-Fi calling has been around for a while now. In the US, Sprint was the first telecommunications company to offer the service back in 2014. Soon, other carriers followed the path.

Airtel is currently offering Wi-Fi calling in Delhi NCR and other major cities could get it soon. But firstly, to use this feature, you’ll need to have a compatible phone. Some devices that are compatible with the service are Pocophone F1, Samsung Galaxy J6, and OnePlus 7T. You can also check the full list here.

Keep in mind to upgrade your device to the latest version. Go to Settings on your device, tap of Wi-Fi calling. Ensure that VoLTE is switched on so that your device can easily connect standard and Wi-Fi Calling. For those whose handsets aren’t compatible yet, should know that Airtel is working with smartphone manufacturers to make Wi-Fi calling available to more devices. Keep checking the above link periodically.


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