Mumbai: Idea Cellular has completed the rollout of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service across all its 4G circles, making it the only GSM operator to offer the service across 20 circles in India.
Idea has launched VoLTE services in Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Assam, North East Service Area (NESA) and Jammu & Kashmir, expanding VoLTE presence across all its 20 4G circles.
As part of the launch offer, Idea is giving 30 GB free data to its VoLTE users. Customers will get 10 GB data on making the first VoLTE call, additional 10 GB on giving feedback on the service after 4 weeks, and another 10 GB on giving feedback after 8 weeks.
According to Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular said, “With the completion of the last phase of VoLTE rollout, Idea is now the only operator to offer pan India integrated 2G, 3G, 4G** and VoLTE services. Through our collaboration with 10 leading device brands, which cover 75% of the smartphone market, we will cater to our growing base of VoLTE users across the country.”
Leading smartphone brands Samsung, Xiaomi, Vivo, OnePlus, Nokia, Asus, Kult, Panasonic, Honor and Huawei which cater to 75% of the mobile market in India (source: CMR April ’18) have already released the first Idea VoLTE patch on their popular devices. The future models of these brands will come with Idea VoLTE patch embedded in them.
Idea VoLTE delivers High Definition voice services over 4G/ LTE network which makes voice sound more natural as compared to a standard voice call while eliminating background noise. It also offers faster call connection and better battery utilization.
Idea VoLTE allows subscribers to continue experiencing un-interrupted 4G internet while simultaneously being on a voice call. The service enables users to automatically be routed to 3G/2G when they move out of 4G network using Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC), thus ensuring continuous call connectivity. Idea users can call all mobile and landline networks using the VoLTE service.
Idea 4G/VoLTE service is available pan-India except in Delhi & Kolkata metro cities
Idea VoLTE is accessible on 4G handsets powered by Idea 4G SIM. Existing Idea customers with compatible 4G handsets are automatically upgraded to Idea VoLTE service.
Calls on Idea VoLTE are charged as per the customer’s existing voice tariff.
To experience Idea VoLTE services, customers need to follow these steps:
- Insert Idea 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