Idea Cellular, one of the leading telecom operators in the country, today announced the roll out its VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service for customers across six major markets – Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. Idea customers across these markets can avail the revolutionary VoLTE technology starting 2nd May, 2018.
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. Idea VoLTE 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.
Users will be able to call all mobile and landline networks using Idea’s VoLTE service.
Speaking on the commercial launch, Mr. Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular said, “The launch of Idea VoLTE is testimony to our commitment to digitally connect customers, and a major milestone in Idea’s mobility journey. We aim to provide a better and richer call quality experience to our customers through this revolutionary new technology.”
“Idea is partnering with several handset manufacturers to ensure availability of a wide range of Idea VoLTE capable devices in the market”, added Mr. Shankar.
Idea VoLTE will be accessible on 4G handsets powered by Idea 4G SIM. Existing Idea customers with compatible 4G handsets will automatically be upgraded to Idea VoLTE service.
Idea VoLTE will be available on Honor 5C, Honor 6X, Honor 7X, Honor View10, Honor 9 lite and Honor 9i handsets.
Xiaomi Redmi4, Samsung J7 Pro/A5/A7, One Plus 5/5T, Nokia 3/5 and Vivo V7 plus devices will start releasing Over the Air (OTA) updates to enable Idea users to experience VoLTE service, soon.
Customers can check the list of handsets compatible with Idea VoLTE on https://www.ideacellular.com/volte
Idea customers will get 10GB data in 48 hours of making the first VoLTE call. Calls on VoLTE will be 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