Bharti Airtel Launches VoLTE Services in Maharashtra & Goa; Extends Compatibility to More Devices

Keeping its promise of rolling out pan-India VoLTE coverage, Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of its VoLTE services across the rest of Maharashtra & Goa. This announcement comes right after the services commencement in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.


For the unaware, Airtel first launched VoLTE services in Mumbai last month and promised that it would roll out the services across the country by March 2018. Currently, Reliance Jio is the only operator providing pan-India 4G VoLTE services. Airtel VoLTE works on 4G and offers HD quality voice calls along with much faster call set up time.

That said, you can use Airtel VoLTE services in only a 4G/LTE mobile, and that too only in popular phones, as of now. Also, customers must have an Airtel 4G SIM to enjoy the services. There will be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or packs benefits.

As said earlier, Airtel VoLTE is currently available only in popular 4G smartphones. Airtel has now updated its compatibility list with more smartphones. Check out the updated Airtel VoLTE smartphone compatibility list.

  • Apple iPhones– Apple iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus
  • Samsung– Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy J2 (2016), Galaxy J2 Pro, Galaxy J7 (2015), Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J7 Prime, Galaxy J7 Nxt, Galaxy On8, and Galaxy On Nxt
  • Oppo– Oppo F3, Oppo F3 Plus, and Oppo A71
  • Gionee– Gionee A1, A1 Lite, Gionee X1, and Gionee X1S
  • Lava– Lava Z25, Lava Z60, Lava Z80, and Lava Z90
  • Vivo– Vivo V55L and Vivo Y66

Rohit Marwha, Chief Executive Officer – Maharashtra & Goa, Bharti Airtel said, “We are delighted to launch VoLTE and add yet another service to our portfolio enabling customers to make the most of their mobile phone experience on our world-class 4G network across Maharashtra and Goa. With VoLTE, customers can now enjoy seamless and high-quality voice calls on our robust 4G network.”

Bharti Airtel was the first telecom operator in Maharashtra & Goa to launch 4G in October 2012 on 2300 MHz TD LTE band. Airtel added 1800 MHz FD LTE band in February 2017.

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October 14, 2017 5:20 pm 5:20 PM

micromax dual 4 is compatible or not

October 16, 2017 6:10 am 6:10 AM

mostly all jio supported other than lyf, good and most sold phones, still a operational company which updates minor patches gets airtel volte…. jio volte to airtel volte support is just the entry of 2-3 words/lines of code. its like saying latch to airtel volte network with this name/number.

volte is common for all, problem is latching/ optimization. its only the willingness of ODM to update…jio pro factor can effect oem updating/ delay

October 16, 2017 10:12 am 10:12 AM

Not only that but Airtel also needs to validate on backend – they will only do it if company willing to supply test devices.

October 15, 2017 10:04 am 10:04 AM

Can’t you read? Read the list of devices

October 16, 2017 6:10 am 6:10 AM

if thats your reference die

Ruchit Shah (Gujarat)
October 14, 2017 4:54 pm 4:54 PM

Off topic: Can anyone suggest me good phone below 15k.. Currently I am using iphone 6 and it has become very slow after ios 11 update. I would like to change my phone now. I dont want to spend more on mobiles now as in two years I keep changing my phone whether it is 15k or 50k. My usage is normal and no gaming.

October 16, 2017 6:20 am 6:20 AM

if camera,updates, stock android MI A1,
if size dont matter big battery, media centric streo, then Mi max + mi basic bluetooth ear (899)

now bcz of offers there are so many……it all depnds on you what you need/like.

open amazon, flipkart see best one there and see youtube review and buy that…..done

Ruchit Shah (Gujarat)
October 15, 2017 5:14 pm 5:14 PM

Thank you all.

October 15, 2017 7:44 pm 7:44 PM

So which device you are planning to get?

Ruchit Shah (Gujarat)
October 16, 2017 9:27 am 9:27 AM

A1 or RN4. I also checked some videos and planning to buy RN4 and install pixel rom.

October 16, 2017 8:12 pm 8:12 PM

Good decision!!!!! Camera is not that great one!!!!!

October 17, 2017 5:07 pm 5:07 PM

In RN4 and A1, install a good 3rd party camera app and you will see image quality improves greatly. Xiaomi is over compressing images to reduce sizes on their stock app.

October 15, 2017 10:51 am 10:51 AM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 should be your first choice!!!!! Lenovo P2, Honor 6X(top version), Xiaomi Mi A1, honor 8(available in 15000 last year flagship phone from Honor), Moto G5 plus, Moto G5s plus,Moto Z play/Samsung Galaxy A5 /A7 (2017)(if you can stretch your budget a bit)

October 15, 2017 6:40 am 6:40 AM

Xiaomi MI A1 if chinese, LG Q6+ if quality brand.

October 15, 2017 3:00 am 3:00 AM

Gionee A1, Vivo V5 plus (yes you can get it that low), Lenovo K8 Note, Huawei Honor 8 Lite, Redmi Note 4, Mi A1, Honor 9i. If you will stretch your budget and shop a little in physical stores you will find the Galaxy J7 Max and A9 Pro at around 17.5K (last stocks sale) and they are both worth the price.

October 14, 2017 9:33 pm 9:33 PM

go with RN4 or MIa1

October 14, 2017 8:48 pm 8:48 PM

You have not mentioned your brand choice. Can go for Lenovo K8 note. If you have trust on Lenovo. And Moto G5s

October 14, 2017 7:21 pm 7:21 PM

Moto G5S plus is good, If not motorola then can look at Honor 9i. Honor 9i is launched last week and has very good front facing and rear camera and 18:9 screen. look for reviews and you will never regret buying it..

Rhishav - Kolkata
October 14, 2017 7:16 pm 7:16 PM

Mi A1 or Moto G5S Plus