Vi (Vodafone Idea) has expanded its Wi-Fi calling service to Delhi, according to a report. The telecom operator initially brought the service to its subscribers in Maharashtra and Goa as well as circles in Calcutta last year. The Wi-Fi calling service allows subscribers to make and receive voice calls over a Wi-Fi network instead of using their existing cellular network. In addition, Vi has reportedly started offering 3 GB of data access daily with the R. 249, Rs. 399, and Rs. 599 prepaid top-up plans to select users in certain circles.
Vi’s Wi-Fi calling service (Vodafone Idea) was expanded to a total of five circles with its arrival in Delhi, Telecom Talk reports. The operator introduced the service last year as part of a rollout phase after much anticipation and months of delay. He then extended it to Mumbai and Gujarat.
It’s important to note that Wi-Fi calling requires software compatibility on the handset, which is currently quite limited in the case of Vi. This means that you will not be able to take advantage of the new update on all the smartphones available on the market.
According to Telecom Talk, the Wi-Fi calling service offered by Vi is currently compatible with smartphones offered by OnePlus and Xiaomi. The operator is however likely to extend the compatibility over time. It is also in plans to roll out Wi-Fi calls to all of its customers on a progressive basis.
Gadgets 360 has contacted Vi for comment on extending the Wi-Fi calling service. This report will be updated when the operator responds.
Additional perks of daily data with Rs. 249, Rs. 399 and Rs. 599 prepaid recharge
In addition to expanding Wi-Fi calling, Vi has started offering 3GB of daily data with its Rs. 249, Rs. 399 and Rs. 599 prepaid top-up plans, according to a separate report from Telecom Talk. The plans normally offer 1.5 GB of daily data to customers. However, the report claimed that the additional benefits of the data have been offered to some users in circles such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Karnataka.
Gadgets 360 was unable to independently confirm the rollout of the additional benefits of 3 GB of daily data.
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