Vi Wi-Fi Calling Now Supports iPhones in India; Check Supported Models

Vodafone Idea Is Now Vi

Vi, formerly Vodafone Idea, began rolling out Wi-Fi calling in select cities in 2020 and expanded the supported regions this year. However, the company did not support any Apple iPhone models at the time and support was limited to select Android phones. As first reported for The Indian Express, Vi Wi-Fi calling is now supported on iPhones. These are the supported iPhone models and regions where you can use the service in India.

Vi Wi-Fi Calling – Supported iPhone Models

According to the official documentation, Vi Wi-Fi Calling works on iPhone 6s and newer models. Check out the full list of supported iPhone models below:

  • Apple iPhone 6s, 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st and 2nd generation)
  • iPhone 7, 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus
  • iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max

Vi Wi-Fi Calling: Supported Regions

Vi’s Wi-Fi calling network is not as extensive as that of telecom giants Reliance Jio and Airtel. Vi, however, is working to expand availability for the foreseeable future. The company says it could expect service in other states shortly. These are the regions where you can use the Wi-Fi calling service at this time:

  • Maharashtra, Mumbai
  • Hate
  • Calcutta
  • Gujarat
  • Delhi

Enable Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

Vi Wi-Fi Calling
How to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone / Image courtesy: Apple

To enable Wi-Fi calling, all you have to do is open the Settings app and go to Phone -> Wi-Fi Calls. Here, enable the ‘Wi-Fi Calling on this phone’ toggle and that’s it. Also, make sure to enable VoLTE in Settings if you haven’t already enabled it to use Wi-Fi calling. If you’re interested in learning more about how Wi-Fi calling works behind the scenes, check out our explainer on Wi-Fi calling and how it differs from VoIP.

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