Airtel has started testing its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in Assam ahead of the commercial launch, in a few weeks.
Several Airtel customers in Assam have received SMS from their operator, inviting them to activate the trial service and share their feedback. Customers, who agree to activate the services and provide feedback are being incentivized with free data of 30 GB (though Airtel does not have any additional data charges for VoLTE).
Airtel VoLTE works over 4G and customers can enjoy HD quality voice calling with faster call set up time (compared to calls on 2G/3G). Airtel recently announced that over 100 4G smartphone models offer support for its VoLTE services, reports HT.
An Airtel spokesperson confirmed that the operator has started testing the services in Assam and plans to launch the services ‘very soon’.
Airtel offers 4G services across India. So far, India’s largest mobile operator has launched VoLTE in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kolkata.