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Airtel Wi-Fi calling: how to enable, requirements, supported smartphones and more

Ever since Wi-Fi became mainstream, it was a natural progression to find more use cases for it. One of the best use cases for wireless Internet connectivity is the voice over Wi-Fi calling feature. Launched in 2019, the Airtel Wi-Fi calling was the first of its kind in India and established Airtel as the pioneer in this field. What made the deal sweeter for everyone was that the telco was not and doesn’t charge a penny for the service.

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Airtel Wi-Fi calling enables Airtel smartphone customers to seamlessly transition from LTE to Wi-Fi-based calling when they are inside their homes/offices. The benefit of switching over to Wi-Fi calling is better voice quality and no call drops. In case you’re wondering how to use Wi-Fi Calling, whether your smartphone supports it, and what are the requirements, we’ve got you covered in this article.

What is Airtel Wi-Fi calling?

Airtel offer free Wi-Fi calling feature to users for a better calling experience

Airtel offers free Wi-Fi calling feature to users for a better calling experience

As mentioned before, Wi-Fi calling is a feature that lets users make voice calls over a Wi-Fi network. This way you can enjoy a stable call connection and superior voice quality. The feature makes use of a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system to provide callers with a better calling experience.

Airtel assures that the Wi-Fi calling offered by the telco consumes minimal data, excellent signal quality indoors, and most importantly is free-to-use. So, does your smartphone support Airtel Wi-Fi calling and what are the requirements for it? Let’s find out

Airtel Wi-Fi calling: requirements

While it’s definitely convenient to switch to Wi-Fi calling since we spend most of our time connected to a Wi-Fi network, not everyone can use the feature though. To be able to enjoy the enhanced Airtel VoWiFI feature, you simply need a stable Wi-Fi connection, Wi-Fi calling capable smartphone, and an Airtel 4G SIM.

Contrary to popular belief, there’s no dedicated Airtel Wi-Fi calling app. Smartphones that support Wi-Fi calling have the feature built-in. If you have a supported smartphone and an Airtel 4G SIM, read on ahead to find out how to use Airtel WiFi calling.

Airtel Wi-Fi calling: how to enable

After ensuring that you have a stable Wi-Fi connection, a smartphone with Wi-Fi calling feature, and Airtel 4G SIM, follow the steps below to enable it.

Enable Airtel Wi-Fi calling on Android

  1. On your Android smartphone open Settings
  2. Click on the “Network & Internet” option
  3. Tap on the “Mobile Network” option on the next page
  4. Select “Advanced” on the next page
  5. Tap on “Wi-Fi Calling” and toggle it on

Enable Airtel Wi-Fi calling on iPhone

  1. On your iPhone, open Settings
  2. Tap on “Cellular”
  3. Click on “Wi-Fi Calling”
  4. Toggle on “Wi-Fi Calling on This Phone”
  5. In case you have other devices associated with the same iCloud account, you can toggle on “Add Wi-Fi calling for other devices”

Once activated, you can dial or text, as usual, the phone will route to Wi-Fi calling automatically in the background when connected to a Wi-Fi network

Airtel Wi-Fi calling: list of supported smartphones

Currently, Airtel Wi-Fi calling is supported by smartphones from Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Samsung, and OPPO, as per the listing on the official website. Below are the listed Airtel Wi-Fi calling compatible phones from each brand.

List of Apple iPhones with Wi-Fi calling

  1. iPhone 6s
  2. iPhone 6s Plus
  3. iPhone 7
  4. iPhone 7 Plus
  5. iPhone SE
  6. iPhone 8
  7. iPhone 8 Plus
  8. iPhone X
  9. iPhone Xs
  10. iPhone Xs Max
  11. iPhone XR
  12. iPhone 11
  13. iPhone 11 Pro
  14. iPhone 11 Pro Max
  15. iPhone 12 Mini
  16. iPhone 12
  17. iPhone 12 Pro
  18. iPhone 12 Pro Max

List of OnePlus phones with Wi-Fi calling

  1. OnePlus 6
  2. OnePlus 6T
  3. OnePlus 7
  4. OnePlus 7 Pro
  5. OnePlus 7T
  6. OnePlus 7T Pro
  7. OnePlus 8
  8. OnePlus 8 Pro
  9. OnePlus Nord
  10. OnePlus 8T

List of Xiaomi phones with Wi-Fi calling

  1. Redmi K20
  2. Redmi K20 Pro
  3. Redmi 7
  4. Redmi 7A
  5. Redmi Note 7 Pro
  6. Redmi Y3
  7. Redmi 8
  8. Redmi 8A
  9. Redmi 8A Dual
  10. Redmi Note 8
  11. Redmi Note 7
  12. Redmi Note 9 Pro
  13. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  14. Redmi Note 7s
  15. Redmi Note 9

List of Samsung phones with Wi-Fi calling

  1. Samsung Galaxy J6
  2. Samsung Galaxy On6
  3. Samsung Galaxy M30s
  4. Samsung Galaxy A10s
  5. Samsung Galaxy M20
  6. Samsung Galaxy S10e
  7. Samsung Galaxy S10
  8. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  9. Samsung Galaxy A30s
  10. Samsung Galaxy M30
  11. Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  12. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
  13. Samsung Galaxy A50s
  14. Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  15. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  16. Samsung Galaxy S9
  17. Samsung Galaxy S9+
  18. Samsung Galaxy A51
  19. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
  20. Samsung Galaxy M30
  21. Samsung Galaxy A30
  22. Samsung Galaxy S20
  23. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
  24. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  25. Samsung Galaxy A71
  26. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  27. Samsung Galaxy M31
  28. Samsung Galaxy M40
  29. Samsung Galaxy A80
  30. Samsung Galaxy M21
  31. Samsung Galaxy A7
  32. Samsung Galaxy A9
  33. Samsung Galaxy Fold
  34. Samsung Galaxy A10
  35. Samsung Galaxy A8 Star
  36. Samsung Galaxy A50
  37. Samsung Galaxy A6
  38. Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus
  39. Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
  40. Samsung Galaxy A20

List of OPPO phones with Wi-Fi calling

  1. OPPO F15
  2. OPPO Reno2
  3. OPPO Reno3
  4. OPPO F11 Pro
  5. OPPO F9
  6. OPPO F9 Pro
  7. OPPO K3
  8. OPPO F11
  9. OPPO Reno 2F
  10. OPPO A5 (2020)
  11. OPPO A9
  12. OPPO R17 Pro
  13. OPPO Reno
  14. OPPO Reno 10X Zoom Edition
  15. OPPO A52

Airtel Wi-Fi calling FAQs

Is WiFi calling free on Airtel?

Yes, Airtel offers free Wi-Fi calling to its users. But in order to use Airtel Wi-Fi calling, you need to have a supported smartphone and Airtel 4G SIM.

Which phones support Airtel Wi-Fi calling?

Airtel has listed a list of supported smartphones from Apple, OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and OPPO, on its website. However, all latest and modern smartphones should ideally support Wi-Fi calling.

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