Airtel finally rolled out VoLTE services to its Mumbai subscribers earlier today. The company was rumoured to launch VoLTE for a long time now, and finally, today is the day. So, Airtel says that its VoLTE service will differ from that of Reliance Jio’s because Jio is a LTE-only network.
Airtel, in a press statement, said that even in the case of non-availability of 4G, Airtel VoLTE calls will automatically fall back on the 3G/2G network to ensure that customers continue to stay connected at all times. This is an area where Airtel consumers expressed their worry, but Airtel has confirmed that there won’t be any call drops when 4G is not available.
Airtel also released a list of devices, which currently supports Airtel VoLTE. Having said that, there are only limited devices which currently supports the service, but Airtel confirmed that the support will be added to more devices with a software update in coming days. For now, check out the list of smartphones which supports Airtel VoLTE service.
- Samsung Galaxy J7
- Samsung Galaxy J2
- Samsung Galaxy A8
- Xiaomi Mi Max
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
- Gionee A1
- Oppo F3
- Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus
- Apple iPhone 6S, 6S Plus
- Apple iPhone SE
- Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus
Furthermore, Airtel also says that if you’re a dual SIM smartphone user, you just have to ensure that the Airtel 4G SIM is inserted in the SIM slot with 4G support and select the “4G/3G/2G (Auto)” as the preferred network mode in the network settings menu.
Follow these steps to enable the same :
Settings -> SIM networks -> Preferred network type -> 4G/3G/2G.