Vodafone India today silently updated its VoLTE supported device list by adding three new smartphones from different vendors. India’s best selling smartphone of 2017, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the Nokia 6 and the Gionee M7 Power are now compatible with Vodafone Super VoLTE technology. Even though Vodafone has recently expanded its VoLTE coverage in more regions, the number of smartphones compatible with its VoLTE network still remains limited, which has become a worry for smartphone users. Especially when the Super VoLTE services launched, the list didn’t have the Redmi Note 4 smartphone. Vodafone’s VoLTE service is currently supported on select few handsets from Gionee, Huawei, OnePlus, Nokia, Samsung and Xiaomi. The whole list of smartphones supporting Vodafone’s VoLTE is available on the company’s official website.
Vodafone is reportedly working on to extend its VoLTE support to several other smartphones. Apple is expected to roll out a new OTA update to bring VoLTE support on their iPhones by the end of this month as per our sources. Samsung and Xiaomi too are working on several of their handsets to bring Vodafone VoLTE network support.
The VoLTE services offer more clarity on voice through high definition calling, using the same network used for data. Vodafone says the service also comes with super-fast call setup time, meaning users can connect instantly on calls. In addition, VoLTE allows simultaneous use of voice and 4G data services without any interruptions.
How to setup Vodafone Super VoLTE?
In order to use Vodafone VoLTE services on your handset, first ensure your device is Vodafone Super VoLTE enabled by sending a “4G CHECK” SMS to 199. Or you can visit the webpage here to check the list of compatible smartphones.
If your handset is compatible, ensure it has been upgraded to the latest firmware provided by your phone maker. Also, ensure you are using a 4G SIM card. Users will Dual SIM smartphones need to insert the Vodafone SIM in the slot with data capability and network mode as “4G/3G/2G (Auto)”.
Then enable 4G VoLTE services on your smartphones. Android users will have to head to Settings > Mobile networks > Turn on VoLTE call. For iOS users use Settings > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Options > Enable 4G >Voice & Data. Vodafone says the users can call 198 for any further assistance if they are unable to activate the service.
Vodafone VoLTE coverage is available in major cities of Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Meanwhile, the company is planning to expand its services to other circles/states in a phased manner over the next few months.