Airtel has launched its VoWi-Fi service, called Airtel Wi-Fi Calling in India officially starting from Delhi NCR. The service will be gradually rolled out to other circles like Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad as well. The telco has also announced Airtel Wi-Fi Calling compatible handsets from brands like Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, and OnePlus.
This Airtel service will allow its users to make VoWi-Fi calls in compatible handsets over a Wi-Fi network. With WiFi calling, Airtel subscribers can experience superior quality and faster connectivity. The company says that the service will offer crystal clear conversations as if the users are next to each other. The Airtel Wi-Fi calling service is however currently available only for Airtel Broadband users.
The Apple supported handsets include iPhone XR, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro. Samsung devices include Samsung Galaxy J6, Samsung Galaxy On 6, Samsung Galaxy M30s, Samsung Galaxy A10s.
The OnePlus supported smartphones are OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro. The Xiaomi phones include POCO F1, Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro.
To enable Airtel WiFi Calling service, you need a supported handset and Airtel 4G SIM card in Delhi. In Apple devices, go to Settings > Mobile Data > Wifi Calling. In Samsung, from the drop-down Quick settings menu enable WiFi Calling.
In Xiaomi phones go to Settings > SIM Cards & mobile networks > Airtel > Make Calls using Wi-Fi. In OnePlus go to Settings > Mobile Network > SIM1/2 > Wifi Calling. Restart your device to see the VoWi-Fi symbol to appear in the status bar.