Airtel and Jio both were testing Wi-Fi calling for their subscribers. Airtel is now rolling out Wi-Fi calling for its prepaid and postpaid subscribers across India as part of the general availability of the feature. The Wi-Fi calling will let Airtel users make use of the Wi-Fi network in their homes to make calls using VoIP, instead of relying on cellular connectivity. This seems like a good feature, although the limit for now is that it is going to work only with Wi-Fi powered by Airtel Xstream Fiber and on select smartphones.

“Airtel Wi-Fi Calling is designed to enhance voice calling experience for Airtel smartphone customers, especially when they are indoors. With Airtel Wi-Fi Calling, customers with Wi-Fi at home or office will get excellent signal quality indoors,” said an Airtel spokesperson. “There will be no extra charge for calls made over Airtel Wi-Fi Calling and the application consumes minimal data. The service is currently available to Airtel customers in Delhi NCR and will be gradually rolled out across India.”

To use Airtel Wi-Fi calling consumers will have to first ensure that they have a compatible phone. Currently, Airtel supports following phones:

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