Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services
provider, today announced the launch of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Madhya
Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will offer customers HD quality
voice calls along with faster call set up time.
Airtel VoLTE will be available on popular 4G/LTE enabled mobile devices, which must have a
Airtel 4G SIM. Customers can call any mobile, landline network using Airtel VoLTE. There will
be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or packs
What truly differentiates Airtel VoLTE is the seamless connectivity enabled by Airtel’s wide 4G
network coverage. Even in the case of non-availability of 4G, Airtel VoLTE calls will
automatically fall back on 3G/2G network to ensure that customers continue to stay connected at
all times. Airtel VoLTE will also allow customers to continue with their data sessions at 4G
speeds while the call is in progress.
Dharmender Khajuria, Chief Executive Officer – Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Bharti
Airtel said, “We are delighted to announce the addition of VoLTE capabilities on our 4G
network in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh as it enables high definition voice qualities and
faster call set up time. With the VoLTE compatible device ecosystem beginning to mature, we
believe it’s the right time to enable VoLTE calling as part of our service portfolio. We invite the
mobile users from the progressive states of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh to experience this
advanced technology offering a superior voice experience. This is a significant milestone in
Airtel’s network transformation journey under Project Leap.”
How to get Airtel VoLTE:
1. Check mobile device compatibility at www.airtel.in/volte. Airtel has tested and certified
popular device models for VoLTE compatibility. More models will keep getting added to this
2. Upgrade the mobile device’s operating software to the latest version that supports
VoLTE. This update is provided by the handset manufacturer.
3. Ensure the device has a Airtel 4G SIM. Customers can upgrade to the 4G SIM by visiting
the nearest Airtel store.
4. Enable VoLTE by following instructions on www.airtel.in/volte
Customers with Dual-SIM handsets have to ensure that the Airtel 4G SIM has been inserted in
the data SIM slot/slot 1 and network mode has been set as “4G/3G/2G (Auto)”.
Some of the popular device models compatible with Airtel VoLTE –
iPhone SE / 6 /6plus/ 6S / 6S plus/7/7plus;
Samsung A5 2017, A7 2017, A8, A9 Pro, J2 2016, J2 Pro, J7, J7 2016, J7 Prime, On 8, On Nxt
Xiaomi Mi5 LTE, MiMax, Redmi Note4, Redmi Note 4G
Oppo F3, F3 plus, A71
In an industry first, Airtel had launched 4G services across Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh on
Oct 2016 on 10 Mhz of 1800 Mhz FD LTE spectrum.
About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 17
countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks
amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the
company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed
line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national &
international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G
and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 381 million customers
across its operations at the end of July 2017. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com
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