Vodafone has kick-started its rolling out of 4G VoLTE services in India starting from Gujarat. Vodafone now becomes third telecom operator to offer VoLTE services in India after Jio and Airtel. The telco already announced its plans for the experiment back in December, 2017 and those plans stands as a reality. Gujarat becomes the first state in India to receive Vodafone 4G VoLTE services and services are set to follow Mumbai, Karnataka, Delhi and Kolkata in few months.
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The Vodafone subscribers in Gujarat with a Vodafone 4G SIM card and a VoLTE supported smartphone can begin using HD calling experience without any additional cost. VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) support offers crystal clear HD video and voice calls with minimal connect time. Commenting on the roll out, Sunil Sood, Managing Director and CEO, Vodafone India said;
“The introduction of 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.”
Back in September, 2016, Jio launched India’s first fully VoLTE supported network and garners tremendous success, thanks to free preview offers to users for testing of network. This success has forced other telecom companies to roll out their VoLTE services in the country. Following Jio, Airtel also started Airtel 4G VoLTE services in Sept, 2017. Airtel currently provides VoLTE services in the following states – Chennai, Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Mumbai, Chattisgarh. Airtel also rolls out VoLTE services in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu last week.
Vodafone users are not needed to pay any additional charges for Vodafone 4G VoLTE. Any user with 4G SIM and VoLTE supported handset and a 4G data plan can start using the experience. Customers in the region will be notified through SMS about the availability of VoLTE services in their area, said Vodafone.