Vi (Vodafone Idea) has expanded its Wi-Fi calling facility in Haryana. All Wi prepaid and postpaid customers in the state can now use Wi-Fi calling service by Vi and make and receive voice calls over Wi-Fi networks when their cellular network is unreliable. The telecom operator started rolling out Wi-Fi calling in the country in 2020. Initially, it was limited to a few circles. Wii’s Wi-Fi calling service is now available in twelve regions.
According to the website of Vi (Vodafone Idea), the Wi-Fi calling service by the telecom company has been expanded to a total of twelve circles with the arrival in Haryana. The development was first reported by Telecom Talk. Vi started the service in 2020 under a phased rollout. The operator currently offers Wi-Fi calling facility to all prepaid and postpaid customers in Bengal, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Kolkata, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP East and UP West.
Wi-Fi calling allows subscribers to combat the problems of weak mobile networks and allows them to make and receive voice calls over Wi-Fi instead. Users need to have both VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and Wi-Fi calling turned on to use the service.
Users can check it in their phone by going to network settings. Most of the recently launched handsets are compatible with Wi-Fi calling. If Wi-Fi calling is enabled on the smartphone, when network connectivity is low, it will use the connected Wi-Fi network to make regular voice calls. This feature can also be used for international calls.
Wi-Fi calling service by Vi is free for users on unlimited plans. Subscribers of non-unlimited plans or packs will be charged as per the base tariff plan.
Wi’s major rivals in the space, Reliance Jio and Airtel also offer Wi-Fi calling support.
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