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Airtel Launches ‘Wi-Fi Calling’ in Mumbai to Improve Indoor Calling Experience

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) launched its Voice Over Wi-Fi service – ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ in Mumbai.

‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ leverages cutting edge technology to enhance the indoor voice calling experience for Airtel smartphone customers. The innovative service uses WiFi networks to create a dedicated channel for voice calls and allows customers to make telco grade calls to any network. This dramatically improves customer experience as one can seamlessly switch to Airtel Wi-Fi Calling.

There is no extra charge for calls made over ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ and the application consumes minimal data.

Amit Tripathi, CEO-Bharti Airtel, Mumbai said, “Airtel has led the industry when it comes to introduction of new technologies to enhance customer experience. ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ will go a long way in making the voice calling experience more seamless for our customers, especially in locations where permissions for site installations has been a big challenge for mobile operators.”

‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ does not require any app and can be configured on the smartphone by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Check smartphone compatibility on airtel.in/wifi-calling
  2. Upgrade device operating software to the latest version that supports Wi-Fi Calling*
  3. Go to Settings on your mobile phone and Switch On Wi-Fi Calling
  4. Keep VoLTE switched on as well for a seamless experience

Currently, the following smartphones support ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’

  • Apple: All iPhone models starting 6s and above
  • Xiaomi: Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro & POCO F1
  • Samsung: J6, A10s, On6, S10, S10+, S10e, M20
  • OnePlus: All OnePlus 7 and 6 series devices

Airtel is working with all leading smartphone brands to roll out compatibility with ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’. The service is currently compatible with Airtel Xstream Fiber home broadband and will soon be compatible with all broadband services and Wi-Fi hotspots. For more details, log on to airtel.in/wifi-calling

*This update is provided by handset manufacturer. Check with handset brand if you cannot find this upgrade.

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