Vi (Vodafone Idea) has slowly expanded the availability of its VoWiFi calling service to 7 telecom circles. The service is now available to all Vi prepaid and postpaid customers in Maharashtra & Goa, Kolkata, Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP East, Delhi, and Mumbai. The company introduced its VoWiFi calling service last year in December 2020. The service was initially limited to Maharashtra & Goa and Kolkata telecom circle post launch with the company slowly expanding it across other telecom circles.
Yet 8 months down the line since its launch, Vi VoWiFi still remains limited to a meagre 7 telecom circles. The company hasn’t yet even launched the VoWiFi services across its 16 priority telecom circles. Kerala, Haryana, and Tamil Nadu among others which feature among Vi’s 16 priority circles are yet to get the Vi VoWiFi service.
“This service is currently available to all Vi prepaid and postpaid customers in Maharashtra & Goa, Kolkata, Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP East, Delhi and Mumbai. We will be extending this service in other states shortly,” reads a note on Vi’s website.
Vi has recently signed a deal with Cisco to roll out its fully virtualized Ultra Packet Core across India. Cisco’s Ultra Packet Core will allow Vi to deploy innovative new software applications and services including Voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi).
As of today, Vi WiFi calling supports various handsets from different manufacturers namely Apple, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sasung, and Xiaomi. The availability of WiFi calling service and supported devices remains limited for the time being.