According to the reports, Airtel has been testing the voice call service over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) in some cities in India.
AND according to a report of ETTelcom, the telecommunications company may now be ready to implement the service in India next month. As reported, the company has completed the beta trial version of the service in the country, which it had also been testing with its selected employees and customers.
As of now, it is unclear whether VoWi-Fi service will be implemented throughout the country or if it will be available in some initially selected cities.
From now on, users of any network can make free voice-over calls using third-party applications such as WhatsApp, Hike, Messenger, Telegram, among others. However, with the VoWi-Fi service that Airtel is working on, users can make these voice calls natively using any Wi-Fi network in their homes, and will not require any application for the same.
The Airtel VoWi-Fi call service is now available for select flagship devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (review), according to a report of Times now. According to the reports, Reliance Jio also offers VoWi-Fi service for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max (review).
In case you have any of the mentioned flagship smartphones and a corresponding Jio / Airtel network, to enable VoWi-Fi calls, look for a Wi-Fi Calling function in your device configuration. The VoWi-Fi call function only works when your 4G network is weak or unavailable. Also, to use VoWi-Fi calls, you need a strong Wi-Fi connection.
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