Airtel expands WiFi calling to 5 more circles
Bharti Airtel has today announced the expansion of its Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) technology to five more states. Now customers in Mumbai, Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu circles with eligible devices will be able to make calls using a WiFi network.
Airtel in a statement said that “Airtel Wi-Fi Calling leverages cutting edge technology to enhance the indoor voice calling experience for Airtel smartphone customers. The innovative service uses WiFi networks to create a dedicated channel for voice calls and allows customers to make telco grade calls to any network. This dramatically improves customer experience as one can seamlessly switch to Airtel Wi-Fi Calling”
To use Airtel VoWifi there is no need to download any additional app. It is free of charge service which can be used simply after enabling WiFi calling from your device settings. The service is currently supported by the following devices:
- Apple: All iPhone models starting 6s and above
- Xiaomi: Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro & POCO F1
- Samsung: J6, A10s, On6, S10, S10+, S10e, M20
- OnePlus: All OnePlus 7 and 6 series devices
Airtel Wi-Fi calling feature improves voice calling quality where there is no or poor cellular network, especially indoor coverage. The service is currently compatible only with Airtel Xstream Fiber home broadband but the telecom operator has assured that it will soon be compatible with all other broadband services and WiFi hotspots.