May 2: Idea Cellular, one of the leading telecom operators in the country, on Wednesday announced the roll out of its VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service for customers across six major markets including Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and Madhya Pradesh& Chhattisgarh.
“Idea VoLTE delivers High Definition voice services over 4G/ LTE network which makes voice sound more natural as compared to a standard voice call, while eliminating background noise. It also offers faster call connection and better battery utilization,” the company said.
“Idea VoLTE allows subscribers to continue experiencing uninterrupted 4G internet while simultaneously being on a voice call. Idea VoLTE enables users to automatically be routed to 3G/2G when they move out of 4G network using Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC), thus ensuring continuous call connectivity,” it added.
Users will be able to call all mobile and landline networks using Idea’s VoLTE service.
Speaking on the commercial launch, Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular said, “the launch of Idea VoLTE is testimony to our commitment to digitally connect customers, and a major milestone in Idea’s mobility journey. We aim to provide a better and richer call quality experience to our customers through this revolutionary new technology.”
“Idea is partnering with several handset manufacturers to ensure availability of a wide range of Idea VoLTE capable devices in the market”, Shankar added.
Idea VoLTE will be accessible on 4G handsets powered by Idea 4G SIM. Existing Idea customers with compatible 4G handsets will automatically be upgraded to Idea VoLTE service.