Soon after the State-owned telecom service provider, BSNL confirmed that they are working on bringing 4G services across the country, starting with Kerala, and followed by Odisha, Vodafone is planning to launch its 4G VoLTE services next month, that is January 2018.
The second largest telecom service provider, Vodafone will launch its VoLTE services first in Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi, Karnataka and Kolkata and later followed by rest of regions of the country. There will be no additional cost for the users to use VoLTE services although subscribers will only need a device supporting VoLTE and 4G-enabled SIM.
“Vodafone is getting Future Ready with the advent of newer technologies and digital services. The introduction of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) will enhance customer experience with HD quality calling and offer our customers newer possibilities. Vodafone VoLTE is an important step towards introducing futuristic technology enhancing our Data Strong Network,” said Sunil Sood, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone India.
After this feature, the users will be able to make HD quality voice calls along with faster call set up time. With this feature, Vodafone will be the third operator after Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel to launch its VoLTE services in the country. The better network quality will become the only difference among these incumbents.
Reliance Jio was first to launch VoLTE services in India which was launched in September last year. Whereas, Bharti Airtel took one year to launch this service, launched its services in September initially in Mumbai and later expanded to Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Chennai.
Latest details regarding these services will be shared soon.