Vi (formerly Vodafone Idea) has started expanding its VoWiFi or WiFi Calling service to Delhi. The company confirmed to News18 that the service is currently available on “select handsets” in the region without specifying exact details. Vi had first introduced WiFi Calling in India in December 2020 across Goa and select Maharashtra regions. It later expanded the facility to users in Kolkata, Gujarat, and Mumbai.
To recall benefits, VoWiFi or WiFi Calling service allows customers to experience HD quality voice calls along with faster call setup time. It also enables customers to make and receive (both domestic and international) over a Wi-Fi connection. This typically helps the customer to make voice calls in areas with low network coverage or poor mobile signal. In India, both Airtel and Reliance Jio offers this service across several circles.
As mentioned, Vi has not clarified the smartphones eligible for WiFi Calling in Delhi, though the company had previously said that the service is available across OnePlus and Xiaomi devices. These include devices such as Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi 8A Dual, Oneplus Nord, Oneplus 8T, Oneplus 8, Oneplus 8 Pro, Redmi 9, Redmi 9 Power, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9i, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Y3, Redmi 7A, and Redmi 9 Prime.
Vi’s dedicated webpage for WiFi Calling explains that service allows customers to always stay online with uninterrupted 4G Data even during voice calls. Users must ensure that they are using a Vi 4G SIM card and the handset is VoWiFi enabled. Additionally, users must also keep their phone’s operating system up to date. Additionally, there is no additional cost to use the WiFi calling service with Vi. The telco says that it does not offer any special plans and VoWiFi calling comes regardless of the network plan.