Idea Cellular Introduced VoLTE services in six circles, offers free 10GB data

Idea Cellular Tuesday revealed its VoLTE (voice over LTE) services in six telecom circles. The service that provides perfectly clear call services is presently introduced in Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. The Idea Cellular VoLTE services will be accessible from 2 May.

The first telecom operator to introduce VoLTE in India was Reliance Jio. The telco propelled its VoLTE, service in India back in 2016. And then fast forward to September 2017, telecom operator Airtel introduced its VoLTE service. At that point in February this year, Vodafone too joined the gathering by starting the roll-out of its VoLTE service. And now, the most recent telecom operator to join the ranks is Idea Cellular, which is often referred to as Idea.

A voice call made on VoLTE technology is different than the normal calls in the sense that the prior offers upgraded clarity on call quality and also takes lesser time in connecting a call. The VoLTE calls are transmitted over IP network compared to PSTN networks systems for ordinary calls.

Idea Cellular is likewise offering 10 GB of 4G data free to each one of those clients after they make their first VoLTE call. The call rates for VoLTE remains the same.

Idea Cellular VoLTE enables subscribers to continue experiencing un-interrupted 4G internet while simultaneously being on a voice call. Idea Cellular VoLTE empowers clients to consequently be routed to 3G/2G when they move out of 4G network utilizing Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC), in this way guaranteeing nonstop call connectivity.Clients will have the capacity to call all mobile and landline networks utilizing Idea Cellular’s VoLTE service.

Talking on the commercial launch, Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular stated, “The launch of Idea Cellular VoLTE is a declaration to our commitment to digitally connect clients and a major milestone in Idea Cellular’s mobility journey. We intend to give a superior and wealthier call quality experience to our clients through this progressive new technology.”

The operator is additionally cooperating with a few handset manufacturers to guarantee accessibility of an extensive variety of Idea Cellular VoLTE capable devices in the market. The eligible VoLTE empowered handset list can be found at the operator’s website.

Some of the VoLTE empowered smartphones to incorporate Honor 5C, Honor 6X, Honor 7X, Honor View10, Honor 9 lite and Honor 9i handsets.  In addition, Xiaomi Redmi4, Samsung J7 Pro/A5/A7, One Plus 5/5T, Nokia 3/5 and Vivo V7 plus devices will start to begin Over the Air (OTA) updates to empower Idea Cellular clients to encounter VoLTE service, soon.

To experience Idea Cellular VoLTE services, customers need to follow these steps:

  • Insert Idea Cellular 4G SIM in Slot 1
  • Update the Handset Software – Android Devices: Settings -> System Update -> Download & Install Manually
  • Switch on the VoLTE Button
  • Make the First VoLTE Call

 

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