Last week, Airtel rolled out its new Wi-Fi calling service in Delhi NCR which will also gradually come to other states as well. When it launched it only supported a few devices like the Apple iPhone 6s & above models, Redmi K20 Pro & POCO F1, Xiaomi Redmi K20, On6 & M30s, Samsung J6, A10s & OnePlus 7 series models.
Bharti Airtel last week launched its “Airtel Wi-Fi calling” service intending to improve their customer’s voice calling experience, especially when they are indoors. With the help of this service, Airtel customers can receive high-quality signals even at home or office. And, to top it no additional charges will be levied for this service plus it uses minimal data. It can be configured on smartphones & doesn’t require any app.
Now, as per latest news, Airtel has updated this service for many other smartphones as well adding to the list already discussed earlier. The new names in the list are OnePlus 6 & OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e & Galaxy M20.
The company also mentions that customers need not have any extra calling app or SIM for using this service.
To make use of this new service from Airtel, customers need to visit airtel.in/wifi-calling first to check whether their device matches the compatibility for this service. And, if their device matches the said smartphones, then they need to upgrade their phone to the latest software that offers Wi-Fi calling. After this, they will need to go to their device setting where they need to switch on Wi-Fi calling. Airtel also recommends switching on VoLTE for a flawless experience.
What is also different with this new service from Airtel is that it will make use of a supported connected Wi-Fi instead of mobile networks for making calls to other users & this will also lead to customers saving calling minutes.
Also, an important point to note here is that very recently Airtel also rolled out its new data packs where it anyway offers unlimited calls to its customers for most of its plans hence the new feature as such doesn’t benefit the customers much in terms of saving calling minutes.
However, it is also commendable that Bharti Airtel is the first telecom honcho to launch a Wi-Fi calling service much ahead of its competitors.