After a brief period of silence, Vodafone is now expanding its Super VoLTE service coverage to other parts of India. The UK-based company today announced the rollout of its Super VoLTE services in Rajasthan circle, starting off with the key cities like Jaipur and Jodhpur. Vodafone also confirmed that other major cities in the state would receive VoLTE coverage soon, but there’s no estimated time from the company though. With this rollout, Vodafone subscribers in the two cities can experience HD quality voice calls, if they’re using a Vodafone VoLTE supported device. Vodafone Super VoLTE also offers an excellent call connection time, as compared to the standard voice call connect.
As usual, Vodafone SuperNet 4G customers in the said cities can access Vodafone VoLTE service for no additional charges and all the voice calls will be billed as per the existing plan or pack benefits. For the unaware, VoLTE works over data. Vodafone also stated that customers will not experience any call drops when the network switches back to 3G or 2G network.
Announcing the launch of the Vodafone VoLTE service, Amit Bedi, Business Head – Rajasthan, Vodafone India, said, “We have been making significant investments to expand, upgrade and modernise our network to ensure that we provide the finest service experience and seamless connectivity to our valued customers. We are delighted that Vodafone is the first GSM operator to launch VoLTE services in Rajasthan beginning with Jaipur and Jodhpur and soon extend it to other key cities. Vodafone VoLTE is a step further towards enhancing customer experience and enabling our customers in Rajasthan to explore newer possibilities with their smart devices.”
Just a couple of days ago, Vodafone announced its VoLTE service in Maharashtra & Goa circle, but like in the Rajasthan circle, the service is limited to only select cities such as Pune, Goa etc. Currently, Vodafone has its Super VoLTE coverage across Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Goa and Rajasthan circles. Vodafone states that the pan India VoLTE coverage will happen in the next few months, but that will also happen in a phased manner.
Vodafone might be expanding the VoLTE coverage quickly, but the telco is not able to add more VoLTE supported devices to the list, which will be a massive letdown for the company in the long run.