Vodafone kickstarts 4G VoLTE rollout in India

Vodafone has finally begun the commercial rollout of its 4G VoLTE services in India, coming in third after rivals Reliance Jio and Airtel. The first market which will get its hands on the tech is Gujarat.

To recall, Vodafone had announced its intentions to launch its 4G VoLTE platform back in December 2017. At the time, it had promised that the service would reach New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Karnataka as well.

Anyone with a Vodafone 4G SIM card and VoLTE-supporting smartphone can make VoLTE calls without any additional fuss or charges. The company claims that calls made via the technology will be in HD quality and connect in no time. Clearer voice quality is the hallmark of VoLTE, so it will be nice for users to finally try out the technology.

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Vodafone told Gadgets 360 that it was informing its subscribers in Gujarat about the launch of VoLTE services through SMSes. The brand has been busy competing against Reliance Jio’s onslaught over the past year, increasing its data offerings to keep up with the player.

This should serve consumers well as they can now use that data for making VoLTE calls. While Reliance Jio featured VoLTE support from the start, Airtel caught up with it only in September last year. The telecom brand has a VoLTE presence in many areas including Chennai, Mumbai, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana right now.

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BSNL is the next big operator which is due for a big change. The state-run firm is set to launch its 4G LTE platform this month.