Network congestion and call drops are one of the major reasons a user switches to another mobile network. If you have an office or live in a basement, you are likely to get a bad/weak cell signal, which will result in you not getting a call. And if you get a call or make a call, it will 95% drop or will have bad reception. To tackle the problem of bad connectivity Airtel launched Wi-Fi calling that will enable users that are on Airtel in a stable Wi-Fi zone to make voice calls over broadband/internet to any number. Airtel Wi-Fi calling started with a list of 20 phones first but is now supporting over 100 smartphones in India.
So how can one make a call using Airtel Wi-Fi calls?
Remember this works on any Wi-Fi network and not just Airtel broadband.
- You can first check if your smartphone can make Wi-Fi calls. Go to airtel.in/wifi-calling to see if your smartphone can do that.
- At times you will find you are on an outdated OS so do upgrade it to the latest Android/iOS version for Wi-Fi calling to work.
- Head over to the settings of the smartphone and check for Wi-Fi calling in connections or networks.
- Switch the Wi-Fi calling on.
That’s it. You can now make calls over Wi-Fi even if you are in a basement. We tried it and the experience is quite decent We were on a 40MBPS (non-Airtel) broadband network and it was really good.
Here is the list of smartphones that are compatible with Airtel Wi-Fi calling
(Remember to upgrade the operating system to the latest one.)
Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro, POCO F1, Redmi 7A, Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro & Redmi Y3
Galaxy J6, A10s, On6, M30s, S10, S10+, S10e,M20, Note 10, Note 9, Note 10+, M30, A30s, A50S
Phantom 9, Spark Go Plus, Spark Go, Spark Air, Spark 4 (KC2), Spark 4-KC2J, Camon Ace 2, Camon Ace 2X, Camon12 Air, Spark Power
Spice F311, Spice M5353
One Plus 7, One Plus 7T, One Plus 7Pro, One Plus 7T Pro, One Plus 6, One Plus 6T
iPhone models starting 6s and above (including all variations of different models)
V15 Pro, Y17
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2
Infinity N12, N11, B5
P100, Eluguray 700, P95, P85 NXT
INFINIX: Hot 8, S5 Lite , S5, Note 4, Smart 2, Note 5, S4, Smart 3, Hot 7
C1, C1 Lite, C1 Shine, C2, E1 Selfie, X1 Notch
Cool 3, Cool 5, Note 5, Mega 5C, Note 5 Lite
F205 Pro, F103 Pro
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