Telecom operator Idea Cellular has rolled out VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service across nine major markets – Mumbai, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, UP East, UP West, Bihar & Jharkhand and Rajasthan. With this launch, Idea VoLTE is now available across 15 circles which cover 85% of India’s mobile subscriber base, making it the biggest VoLTE network by a GSM operator.
Earlier this month, Idea had launched VoLTE in Maharashtra & Goa, MP & Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, AP & Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
As part of the launch offer, Idea will give 30 GB free data to its VoLTE users. Customers will get 10 GB data on making the first VoLTE call, additional 10 GB on giving feedback on the service after 4 weeks, and another 10 GB on giving feedback after 8 weeks, Idea said in a statement.
Idea VoLTE allows subscribers to continue experiencing uninterrupted 4G internet while simultaneously being on a voice call. Idea VoLTE enables users to automatically be routed to 3G/2G when they move out of 4G network using Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC), thus ensuring continuous call connectivity. Idea users can call all mobile and landline networks using the VoLTE service.
Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular, said, “Idea customers across 15 markets will now be able to experience High Definition voice calls on VoLTE. In addition to network expansion, Idea has been focussed at providing attractive voice & data plans for postpaid and prepaid customers along with forging partnerships with handset makers to bring superior quality devices at affordable prices for Idea customers to enjoy high speed 4G data and superior voice experience on VoLTE.”