Idea VoLTE Services in Six States Launched, Offers 10GB Free Data
Idea Cellular has started roll out Idea VoLTE services across six circles that include Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) & Goa, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, and Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. It is also giving 10 GB free data to its subscribers in these circles. After making the first VoLTE call, the free data will be credited to the customer’s account within 48 hours.
With the roll-out of Idea VoLTE services, people will now get benefits such as HD-quality voice calls, faster call setup times, and, the ability to use 4G data simultaneously while on a voice call. Additionally, users also don’t have to pay anything extra to make calls on VoLTE, as call (and data) charges will be based on existing plans.
Moreover, in an event of unavailability of the 4G network, customers will be automatically switched to a 2G/3G network using Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) to ensure constant connectivity.
To be able to use Idea VoLTE service, users will need an Idea 4G SIM along with a VoLTE-enabled handset. Only the Honor devices such as Honor 6X, Honor 7X, Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9i and Honor View 10 as mentioned as Idea 4G VoLTE-compatible phones and the Honor 8 lite, Honor 8, Honor Holly 4, Honor P9, Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 will soon get the support, according to Idea.
It has said that it is working with several handset manufacturers to make sure wider availability of Idea VoLTE compatible smartphones in the market. VoLTE feature shall be auto-activated for all eligible Idea subscribers. If it doesn’t work, you can activate it by sending an SMS ‘ACT VOLTE’ to 12345.
Idea 4G SIM should be inserted in SIM slot with data capability and select the 4G/3G/2G (Auto) as the preferred network mode. Upon verification of the above, the handset should show 4G with HD/VoLTE icon on the top bar of the screen, indicating that the device is ready for VoLTE calls.
“The launch of Idea VoLTE is the testimony to our commitment to digitally connect customers and a major milestone in Idea’s mobility journey. We aim to provide a better and richer call quality experience to our customers through this revolutionary new technology,” said Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular.
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