Idea Cellular has expanded its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service to nine major markets. These include Mumbai, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh (East and West), Bihar and Jharkhand, and Rajasthan.
With this latest roll out, Idea Cellular’s VoLTE services are now available across 15 circles. Earlier this month, the telecom company had rolled out VoLTE services in circles like Maharashtra and Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. These 15 circles cover 85 percent of India’s mobile subscriber base.
“Idea customers across 15 markets will now be able to experience High Definition voice calls on VoLTE,” Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular said. “In addition to network expansion, Idea has been focussed at providing attractive voice & data plans for postpaid and prepaid customers along with forging partnerships with handset makers to bring superior quality devices at affordable prices for Idea customers to enjoy high speed 4G data and superior voice experience on VoLTE.”
In addition to rolling out the VoLTE, Idea will also be offering 10GB of data within 48 hours of placing the first VoLTE call. It is worth noting that making calls over VoLTE doesn’t incur any extra charges. After that, users can still get additional 10GB free data by giving the company feedback after four and eight weeks of using the new services.
Idea Cellular VoLTE compatible smartphones
Idea’s VoLTE services are compatible with select 4G smartphones. If you use one of the compatible handsets, you will be automatically upgraded to Idea VoLTE.
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The list of compatible smartphones include Vivo V7 Plus, Honor 5C, Honor 6X, Honor 7X, Honor View10, Honor 9 lite, Honor 9i, Xiaomi Redmi 4, Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6, and Nokia 3, and Nokia 7 Plus.