Following Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom company, Reliance Jio, has launched VoWi-Fi, which provides free Wi-Fi voice and video calls.
“The launch of Jio Wi-Fi calling will further enhance the voice calling expertise of every Jio consumer, which already represents a benchmark for the industry with the first-ever VoLTE network in India,” stated Akash Ambani, Jio’s director.
Device’s Which Support Reliance Jio Wi-Fi Calling
The service has been launched nationally, according to Reliance. Nevertheless, it is essential to know that only a handful of devices support Wi-Fi. These include Xiaomi’s Poco Fi, Redmi K20, Google Pixel 3, Apple and Samsung’s various methods, and many more. The list of tools enabling Reliance Jio Wi-Fi calling can be found here.
In contrast, users can choose any Wi-Fi network for Reliance Jio Wi-Fi calling, which currently runs on Airtel routers. Although not necessary, telecoms recommend that VoLTE be kept enabled to gain substantial experience.
Wi-Fi calls are similar in quality to cellular calls (VoLTE) depending on the range and reliability of the Wi-Fi network. A Wi-Fi call uses an estimated five MB of data for a five-minute call.
Note that you can make Wi-Fi calls even if the person does not have the Wi-Fi call feature on their device on the other end.
How To Enable The Free Wi-Fi Calling On Reliance Jio?
- Go to Android settings.
- Go to cellular settings or SIM settings.
- Locate the option to make calls over Wi-Fi or WLAN.
- Enable it.
The Wi-Fi call option could be found in different Android device settings from various manufacturers. For example, Redmi K20 users can activate Wi-Fi calling by going to Settings > SIM Cards and Mobile Networks > Tap on the SIM > Enable Make Calls using WLAN.
- Go to iPhone settings.
- Scroll down and tap on Phone.
- Tap on Wi-Fi calling.
- Enable Wi-Fi calling on this iPhone.
All iPhone 6 and above Apple devices support free Wi-Fi, including iPhone SE.
While there are no additional charges for WiFi calls, including on roaming, note that international calls are paid according to the rate mentioned.