Idea introduces VoLTE in six states

Idea rolls out VoLTE services for customers in 6 major markets

Idea Cellular, India’s third largest telecom operator, is offering Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service for customers across six major markets, starting 2 May. The services will be available across Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.
“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,” Sashi Shankar, chief marketing officer at Idea Cellular said.
“Idea is partnering with several handset manufacturers to ensure availability of a wide range of Idea VoLTE capable devices in the market,” he added.
Idea VoLTE delivers High Definition voice services over 4G/ LTE network which makes voice sound more natural as compared with a standard voice call, while eliminating background noise. 
It also offers faster call connection and better battery utilisation.
Idea VoLTE services enable users to experience uninterrupted 4G internet while simultaneously being on a voice call. VoLTE enables users to automatically be routed to 3G or 2G, when they move out of 4G network using Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC), thus ensuring continuous call connectivity.
Idea VoLTE will be available on Honor 5C, Honor 6X, Honor 7X, Honor View10, Honor 9 lite and Honor 9i handsets.
Handsets such as Xiaomi Redmi4, Samsung J7 Pro/A5/A7, One Plus 5/5T, Nokia 3/5 and Vivo V7 plus devices will start releasing Over the Air (OTA) updates to enable Idea users to experience VoLTE service, soon.
Idea customers will get 10GB data in 48 hours of making the first VoLTE call.