Airtel users can now use VoWiFi calling when signal strength drops

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on Nov 29 2019
Airtel users can now use VoWiFi calling when signal strength drops

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Airtel is now enabling VoWiFi calling option for its users.

The option will let users place calls via WiFi.

VoWiFi could help users call others when the signal strength is low.

Airtel has been working hard on improving its network and it was reflected in the October 2019 Mobile Network experience report. The telco managed to win the best video and download speed experience award and now, it is finally enabling VoWiFi service for its consumers. First reported by ET Telecom, Digit also received the confirmation from an Airtel spokesperson that the service is being rolled out for consumers. While most of us are familiar with Voice over LTE or VoLTE, VoWiFi is a rather fresh term that signifies Voice over WiFi. As the acronym suggests, the option enables placing and receiving calls over a WiFi network. 

If you are on Airtel and are using a smartphone that supports WiFi calling, enabling the option is quite easy. The option should be available in your phone’s connectivity menu in Settings. On the Samsung Galaxy S10, the option is nested under the Connections tab with the label Wi-Fi Calling. Just toggle the option to on and your calls should automatically be placed via WiFi when your network strength is insufficient. The key advantage of the option is that one need not download any external app to make WiFi calls. Currently, apps like WhatsApp, Telegram and others enable voice calls using the internet, but this option is slightly more convenient. 

The option can be expected to help Airtel users connect calls when they are in an area with poor network connectivity but are still connected to a WiFi. However, Airtel is not the only one working on the feature. We previously reported that Jio is testing VoWiFi calling and is expected to soon deploy the technology widely. The option to place VoWiFi calls on the Jio network is currenly showing up on some devices. 

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