Recently, Bharti Airtel rolled out a features for its users called Wi-Fi Calling (WiFi Calling) and according the statement issued by the firm on Friday, over 1 million users are now using this feature.
The Wi-Fi Calling feature uses Wi-Fi networks nearby to create a separate channel for the voice calls, improving the calling experience of the firm’s customers.
In order to use the Wi-Fi calling feature, a user will not have to pay anything, as it is completely free.
Randeep Sekhon, Chief Technology Officer, Bharti Airtel, said “Airtel is the first to make the service live across India and our customers can use the feature on any Wi-Fi”.
Airtel is offering this service on over 100 smartphones amongst 16 brands. Airtel’s Friday’s announcement came only 3 days after Jio launched a similar service for its smartphone users.
Jio said that the Wi-Fi calling service it is providing will be implemented on pan India level by 16th January, which started from 7th January. Jio said that its Wi-Fi calling feature will be compatible with at least 150 mobile phones.
As a user will activate this feature, both voice and video calls will switch back and forth between VoLTE and Wi-Fi to maintain the best possible connecting and give best calling experience to the user.
Have you used Airtel’s or Jio’s Wi-Fi calling feature yet? Did you find it useful?
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