Airtel became the first ever company to launch the WI-FI calling support and this feature in launched in capital Delhi. The people will be happy to hear that this new WI-FI calling feature do not require new SIM or it can also work when your connection is on roaming.
Through this feature, the airtel users will be able to make calls via WI-FI network as like a normal voice call. While making the call the airtel users won’t need to install any separate app for it. This WI-FI feature can be used in any compatible device just by setting the WI-FI calling option on. The airtel on the launch of its new WI-FI calling feature says this facility will grip the availability of stronger WI-FI networks inside the house to provide better calling experience.
Phone Compatibility and Availability
The WI-FI calling feature is presently available to every Airtel user whether they reside in Delhi or Delhi NCR. This feature is compatible with Airtel Xstream fiber home broadband. The Airtel informs in the media that it is working to get the support from all the companies, broadband services, hotspots and smartphone makers.
The Airtel is heading its steps to get support from all the phones that is offering WI-FI calling feature.
Here is the list of phones that are compatible with the new WI-FI calling feature of the Airtel.
|Brand / Company Name||Models|
|Apple||iPhone XR, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11|
To access this WI-FI calling feature, the users need to update the settings in their phone by enabling the WI-FI calling feature and they also need to update their phone to the latest software build in order to start using WI-FI calling feature on their phone. For better results, the users are suggested to turn the Volte mode on. As much data is concerned, a minute-long call can eat less than 5 MB of data. while you are on a wi-fi call and somehow the Wi-Fi connection got disconnected then the network will automatically be switched to VoLTE network.
This new WI-FI call feature by airtel is claimed to offer better call set-up time and audio quality when compared to VoLTE. This should be noted that Airtel consumers don’t need to buy extra plans or offers in order to make the WI-FI calling facility. A Wi-Fi call will be treated the same as a regular made on a network and it will be charged against the user’s current recharge or its master balance.
This is important to inform you here that the receiver doesn’t need to enable the Wi-Fi calling setting on their devices while getting a call from another user. It is not realty required as the news circulating in the media. The one and the only difference that is between the regular and Wi-fi call is that WI-FI call will be featured by a unique symbol for WI-FI calling on their apps. The WI-FI calls can be made when your phone network is on roaming but the international call is not allowed through this Wi-Fi calling facility.