You’ll Now Be Able To Make Wi-Fi Calls In India; Here’s How It’ll Work
The National Telecom policy has come with a policy about a new feature that will be launched. The popular and licensed telecom providers like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Jio and many more companies will be able to provide an app based voice calling which will run over Wi-Fi. It will work like the normal voice calling service provided by the telecom companies and the guidelines that will be given by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will be followed.
or example, if a customer of any licensed telecom company isn’t able to make a call because of the network problem in that region or it may be possible because of the repeated call drops in that particular region. Then you just need to use the application to connect to the Wi-Fi of your home or office to make calls. The telephony app can be of a different service provider.
So if you are a customer of Idea Company but you wish to make a call from the telephony app of a different service provider then you have to download the telephony app of that company you wish to make a call from. In this case, you will be provided with another 10 digit number which will be used while making a call.
But if you are a customer of Idea and wish to make a call from the telephony app of Idea Company itself then no new number is required. The major point to note here is that no new sim is needed to make a call from the telephony app.
The Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) is a very popular way to make a call around the globe and it was able to introduce this feature because of the telecom infrastructure was not so strong to accommodate any such new additions to the services. But, the Indian government has now given an approval for the internet telephony to deal with the problem of call drops in India and is also will lower the cost of voice calling around India.
The director general of Cellular Operators Association of India, Rajan S Mathews also said that Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) is not new but due to the weak infrastructure and circuit switch did not take off when it was first introduced in India. But now the telecom regulator has agreed on allowing VOIP calls in India and it is okay for the operators to receive these calls under regulatory conditions.
Although the Indian Government has been looking for a way to solve the problem of call drops and now it appears that the Internet telephony will help deal with this problem and it too has a cost advantage for the users.