After Reliance Jio launched India s first All-IP 4G VoLTE network in India, RCom has launched India s first ever fixed wireless phone with 4G VoLTE connectivity. Called 4G LTE HomePhone, it carries make and model number – Wi-Bridge (RM4G234). According to the listing on RCom s website, the fixed wireless phone comes with a built-in SIM allowing you to make high quality HD voice calls, as well as send and receive SMS. You can also use it as Wi-Fi hotspot and share internet with up to eight devices. Also Read - Jio vs Airtel vs Vi: Best prepaid recharge plans under Rs 100 with unlimited calls, data benefitsAlso Read - Airtel new prepaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar subscription launched: Here are the details
Spotted by ET Telecom, the 4G LTE HomePhone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and also features a 3.5-inch TFT color touchscreen display. The website also mentions easy cascading of YouTube to Smart TV, but details about this feature and how it works isn t known yet. As of now, RCom hasn t mentioned anything about the pricing and availability of the phone, but more details are expected when it is ready to go on sale. Also Read - IPL 2021 livestream: Airtel launches new plans with 1 year free Disney+ Hotstar subscription
Though, RCom has launched two plans for the 4G LTE HomePhone. The 4G Smart Life 299 plan will set you back by Rs 299, and benefits include 300 local, STD and roaming voice minutes, along with 2GB of data for 28 days. The other plan, 4G Smart Life 499, is priced at Rs 499, which also offers 300 local, STD and roaming voice minutes, but with higher 4GB of data. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio, RCom ask TRAI to abolish call termination charges
RCom recently migrated its subscribers from CDMA to GSM network to kick off its high-speed 4G services. To make this switch, the company entered into spectrum sharing and trading agreements with Jio. As of now, RCom has airwaves in 850Mhz band in all of its circles. In 13 of its circles, the network provider has 2100Mhz of liberalized spectrum where it can offer VoLTE services. It was also in talks with Chinese companies such as ZTE and Huawei, along with Finish network provider Nokia, and Swedish major Ericsson for deploying VoLTE services in India. However, there hasn t been any update on that front. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio effect: Airtel signs Rs 420-crore deal with Nokia for VoLTE network
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is currently the only pan-India network that offers VoLTE service across the country. The company is heavily relying on 4G and VoLTE service for offering high-speed internet connectivity and HD voice calling. Bharti Airtel, India s largest telecom operator is also preparing to roll out its VoLTE services across India in the coming months. Both Airtel and Jio are using Nokia s IP multimedia system (IMS) solution to offer VoLTE in India.