Reliance Jio was testing its voice and video over Wi-Fi calling service in the country over the past few months in multiple cities. Today, the telecom giant has finally launched the VoWiFi calling functionality across the country. The service will allow the telco’s subscribers to make much-clearer calls through Wi-Fi connectivity at any time. The new calling feature works on all Wi-Fi networks across India, and it is available on more than 150 smartphones from various companies. For those unaware, with the VoWiFi service, the voice and video calls can seamlessly switch between VoLTE and Wi-Fi. This is designed to significantly improve the indoor calling experience.
To enable the Jio Wi-Fi calling service on your Android phone, go to Settings and then Connections. Then tap on the Calling menu and enable the Wi-Fi calling option. As for iPhone users, they can turn on the same by going to Settings, and then to the Phone menu. Here you can easily turn-on Wi-Fi calling.
Jio Wi-Fi calling functionality works on any existing recharge plan of the Jio user. The service is compatible with various phone models like the iPhone 6s and later, Google Pixel 3 series, Galaxy S8/S9/S10 series models, Redmi K20/K20 Pro, and the POCO F1.
Commenting at the launch of this service, Akash Ambani, Director, Jio, said “At Jio, we are constantly innovating to enhance customer experience or solve their problems. At this juncture, when an average Jio consumer uses over 900 minutes of voice calls every month, and at a growing base of consumers, the launch of Jio Wi-Fi Calling will further enhance every Jio consumer’s voice-calling experience, which is already a benchmark for the industry with India’s-first all VoLTE network.”
It’s worth mentioning that last month, Airtel became the first telecom operator in India to offer VoWiFi calling commercially. However, unlike Jio, Airtel’s voice over Wi-Fi calling feature is currently limited to select regions across India like Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.