Just a few weeks ago Bharti Airtel launched free Wi-Fi calling service in major Indian cities for its customers across India.
Today, one of India’s major telecommunication companies, Bharti Airtel announced that its recently launched Wi-Fi Calling has crossed one million users. Right now, more than one hundred smartphones across 16 brands support the feature in India.
This announcement is made just two days after one of its rival Reliance Jio announced its free voice and video calls over any Wi-Fi networks across India.
Bharti Airtel said that Airtel Wi-Fi Calling uses cutting edge technology to enhance the indoor voice calling experience. It creates a dedicated channel for voice calls over the Wi-Fi networks and allows customers to make Wi-Fi calls to any network. The best part is, not only, the voice is enhanced due to knowing network blockage, but also it is price efficient.
Randeep Sekhon, Chief Technical Officer of Bharti Airtel said in a statement that “We are delighted with the extremely positive customer response for Airtel Wi-Fi Calling. The technology has transformed the indoor network quality for Airtel mobile customers, particularly in high population density areas in urban markets.”
He also said, “Airtel is also the first to make the service live across India and our customers can use the feature on any Wi-Fi.”
The application consumes minimal data and there is no extra charge for Wi-Fi calls made over Airtel Wi-Fi Calling.
This service can now be accessed by all Airtel mobile customers at home through a public Wi-Fi network. However, to get it, your smartphone should be compatible with this capability and you should have an active Airtel 4G SIM which has some tariff plan recharged on it.