Last month, Vodafone debuted 4G VoLTE in Gujarat, and now the telecom operator has started rolling out the service across Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Gujarat (Ahmedabad and Surat). In a press release, the telecom operator also mentioned that the service will next be launched in Kolkata and Karnataka, followed by pan-India rollout in the next few months.
Announcing the launch 4G VoLTE service, Sunil Sood, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone India, said, “In line with our commitment to introduce the best of breed technologies and consistently enhance customer experience, we are delighted to launch our VoLTE service across our three key circles of Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Gujarat. Vodafone VoLTE will empower our customers to enjoy seamless connectivity of a higher level, enabling them to explore newer possibilities with their smart devices. We have consistently invested in building, a robust and future fit data strong network, pan India. We will be expanding the Vodafone VoLTE experience in several more circles shortly.”
Existing Vodafone users can access 4G VoLTE services at no additional cost, and calls will be charged as per your existing billing plan. To avail the 4G VoLTE service, you will need a Vodafone 4G SIM card and a compatible smartphone. A lot of Android smartphones sold today, including the affordable ones under Rs 7,000 also support 4G VoLTE connectivity option.
How to activate Vodafone 4G VoLTE on your smartphone
To use 4G VoLTE, you need to ensure that your smartphone’s operating system is up to date.
If you own a dual SIM smartphone ensure that the Vodafone SIM card is inserted in the primary slot.
Head over to Settings -> Network Settings -> Mobile Network, and select ‘Preferred Network Mode’ as ‘4G LTE / 3G / 2G (Auto).”
Once this is done, restart your smartphone. Do note, as the rollout is taking place in a phased manner, it may take a while until you are able to see the network. Also, your smartphone company needs to enable VoLTE for your operator, which is usually done with a software update. We tried it on Google Pixel XL and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but had no luck.