Vodafone kickstarted its 4G Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) services in India back in January this year in the state Gujarat. Since then, it’s expanded the service to Mumbai, Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, and Haryana.
Uttar Pradesh has become the latest state to join the fray, with Vodafone claiming that it’s become the first GSM service provider to roll out 4G VoLTE support in the UP West circle. Cities which will benefit from this in the first round include Agra, Aligarh, Haldwani, Moradabad, Meerut, Dehradun, Bareilly, and Saharanpur.
Vodafone plans to spread its 4G VoLTE platform to other key metros in the UP West circle. From there, it’ll eventually provide support for the service across the country on gradually. Customers won’t have to do anything to switch over as long as they have a VoLTE-ready handset and 4G SIM card.
VoLTE calling is supposed to be clearer than regular ones and take less time to connect thanks to HD voice technology, operating on the basis of the 4G network speed. It’s actually been around for a while thanks to Reliance Jio and Airtel, so Vodafone is a bit late to the game. Better late than never for its subscribers though.
For those on the lookout for a VoLTE-compatible handset, Vodafone has released a list of smartphones which work with its platform such as the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi Redmi 4, Nokia 5, Nokia 8, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 5, and OnePlus 5T.