Airtel announces VoLTE Beta program, offers 30 GB free data to participants
Until September last year, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio was the only telecom operator in India that offered its services on VoLTE network. However, in September, incumbent Airtel too joined the ranks by launching its VoLTE service in Mumbai, and since then, the telco has launched VoLTE in nine circles. Well, while it will still take a couple of more months for Airtel to complete VoLTE roll-out pan-India, it has announced the VoLTE Beta program to test its VoLTE service across different circles and gather user feedback.
What is Airtel VoLTE Beta Program?
If you follow the mobile and smartphone industry closely, you must have heard about beta program for apps and operating systems. With a beta program, a certain company gathers feedback from users so that they can refine and improve their services before rolling them out to a larger number of users.
The Airtel VoLTE Beta Program is something similar. Once you sign up for the Airtel VoLTE Beta program, you will get benefits like HD quality voice calls, faster call setup time, and, the ability to make phone calls without disrupting 4G Internet connection.
That said, it isn’t all hunky-dory here, as chances are you will face network fluctuations more often than you would on Airtel’s non-beta network. Moreover, you will also be required to share feedback about your experience regularly.
What are the benefits of Airtel VoLTE Beta Program?
Well, like we already said, once you join Airtel VoLTE Beta Program, you will get benefits like HD quality voice calls and faster call setup time. However, apart from that, Airtel is also offering a total of 30 GB of free data to those who participate in its VoLTE Beta Program.
How to get free 30 GB data as a part of Airtel VoLTE Beta Program?
This free 30 GB of data won’t be credited to your Airtel account all at once. Instead, it will be offered in three installments upon completion of following activities:
- First installment of 10 GB data: after upgrading your phone’s software to latest version and enabling VoLTE switch
- Second installment of 10 GB data: after providing feedback at the end of the fourth week of testing
- Third installment of 10 GB data: after providing feedback at the end of the eighth week of testing
What are the requirements to join Airtel VoLTE Beta Program?
To be able to join the Airtel VoLTE Beta Program, you need to have:
- VoLTE-enabled handset
- Airtel 4G SIM (if you don’t have one, you can get it delivered at your doorstep by clicking here)
- Enabled VoLTE switch
How to join Airtel VoLTE Beta Program?
To join Airtel VoLTE Beta Program, click here, then scroll down to the bottom of the page, and enter your Airtel mobile number to check eligibility. You will also receive an OTP for validation of your mobile number.
In which circles is Airtel VoLTE Beta Program currently live?
The Airtel VoLTE Beta Program is currently live in the circles of West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Kerala, Bihar, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.
Well, like we already said, with this VoLTE Beta Program, Airtel wants to gather user feedback before launching the service. Once Airtel has enough feedback and has done enough testing, it will roll-out the VoLTE service in the aforementioned circles for all its users.
So, are you participating in Airtel VoLTE Beta Program?