Reliance Jio Wi-Fi calling launched soon after Airtel VoWi-Fi: report

“Reliance Jio Wi-Fi Calling comes just a week after Airtel introduced Wi-Fi Calling for its subscribers in Delhi NCR region”

Jio has reportedly started rolling out Wi-Fi calling for its subscribers in India. The feature allows users to make or receive voice calls via a Wi-Fi network instead of cellular. The Wi-Fi Calling aka VoWi-Fi is said to be superior indoor coverage and better call quality in congested areas. Airtel announced Wi-Fi Calling last week for its subscribers in India; however, it’s limited to Delhi-NCR and via Airtel’s broadband at the moment. The Mukesh Ambani-led telco has been testing Jio Wi-Fi Calling for quite some time, and according to a new report, the service has been extended to new regions.

As per TelecomTalkJio Wi-Fi calling is available in Nashik, Maharashtra circle and Delhi region as well. We tried the feature on our end, but it was not available – which could mean that just like Airtel, Jio Wi-Fi calling is also available on the select devices at the moment. A Twitter user from Nasik, meanwhile, has shared screenshots of Jio’s Voice Over Wi-Fi feature compatible with an iPhone.

Jio hasn’t officially announced the service in India yet; however, its counterpart Airtel has already started offering the Wi-Fi Calling service for all Airtel users living in Delhi NCR region. To access it, however, you need Airtel’s broadband and a compatible device, which includes iPhones running iOS 13 or above, OnePlus 7 series, OnePlus 7T series, Xiaomi POCO F1, Redmi K30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M30s, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy J6, and Galaxy On6.

The telco has said that it’s working with phonemakers and ISP providers to expand the Wi-Fi calling to more and more users. Apart from Airtel and Jio, state-owned telco BSNL is also testing similar service in India.