Reliance Jio Infocomm appears to be way ahead over it’s rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone on voice over WiFi. The government was briefed by the telco about the launch of their service shortly, which will let Jio’s customers make calls even in areas with faulty mobile signals.
As reported by ET Telecom, the idea is to initially offer the service for Jio-to-Jio calls before expanding it to other networks and Jio is also integrating the voice over WiFi feature in its new range of 4G Jio Phone feature phones, which have aided the telco to make inroads into these rural areas.
This facility will help any mobile user initiate an internet call using the nearest public WiFi network and route it to the destination mobile or landline network. This service can help beat the annoyance of dropped calls in rural areas, old buildings with thick walls, underground garages, metro stations and other locations where mobile signals tend to be weak. A senior official at the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said that security testing of Jio’s service has been completed, ET Telecom reports.