Airtel recently announced the expansion of its Airtel Wi-Fi calling feature to all broadband networks, and not just Airtel’s own Xtreme Broadband for making calls over wireless networks.
The feature was first announced by Airtel in the first week of December and had said that the feature was only available to people who would be connected to Airtel’s own broadband service.
Since then, this limitation had acted as a bottleneck in the adoption of the feature. However, with this gone now, demand for Airtel Wi-Fi calling feature has grown and the number of users using the feature already crossing the one million mark.
The move came after Jio in an announcement said it was rolling out the Wi-Fi calling feature to all Jio users irrespective of the broadband provider they subscribe to.
Airtel’s Wi-Fi calling feature promises to enhance indoor voice calling experience for Airtel smartphone customers if they are connected to a broadband connection. It uses Wi-Fi networks to create a dedicated channel for voice calls and allows customers to make telco-grade calls to any network.
This, the company claims would dramatically improve the customer experience.
Additionally, there is no extra charge for making calls via Airtel Wi-Fi Calling and customers can get started on Airtel Wi-Fi calling on their smartphone without the need for any additional calling App/ SIM. However, before they can do so, users need to ensure that they possess compatible hardware for the feature.
As of now, not all smartphones can make Wi-Fi calls, with over 100 phones across 16 brands currently listed on the company’s website for support.
Here’s a list of the devices that currently support Airtel’s Wi-Fi calling feature.
Xiaomi: Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro, POCO F1, Redmi 7A, Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro & Redmi Y3
Samsung: Galaxy J6, A10s, On6, M30s, S10, S10+, S10e,M20, Note 10, Note 9, Note 10+, M30, A30s, A50S
OnePlus: One Plus 7, One Plus 7T, One Plus 7Pro, One Plus 7T Pro, One Plus 6, One Plus 6T
Apple: iPhone models starting 6s and above (including all Variations of different models)
Vivo: V15 Pro, Y17
Tecno: Phantom 9, Spark Go Plus, Spark Go, Spark Air, Spark 4 (KC2), Spark 4-KC2J, Camon Ace 2, Camon Ace 2X, Camon12 Air, Spark Power
SPICE: Spice F311, Spice M5353
INFINIX: Hot 8, S5 Lite , S5, Note 4, Smart 2, Note 5, S4, Smart 3, Hot 7
Mobiistar: C1, C1 Lite, C1 Shine, C2, E1 Selfie, X1 Notch
CoolPad: Cool 3, Cool 5, Note 5, Mega 5C, Note 5 Lite
Gionee: F205 Pro, F103 Pro
Asus: Zen Phone Pro, Zen Pro Max
Micromax: Infinity N12, N11, B5
Xolo: XOLO ZX
Panasonic: P100, Eluguray 700, P95, P85 NXT