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Airtel will give loans to eligible 2G customers to upgrade to 4G handsets

India Today logo India Today 29-10-2020 Yasmin Ahmed

Airtel has introduced a Zero Extra Cost loan offer for eligible 2G customers so that they can upgrade to 4G handsets at a cost lesser than the market price. Airtel has partnered with IDFC to give users a loan on the down payment of Rs 3259 as compared to the market price of a 4G device which is Rs 6800. With an EMI of Rs 603 per month and the loan tenure for 10 months, Airtel's total cost for the customer comes out to Rs 9289.

Airtel noted that if customers opt for its loan offer, the total payout from customers is lower than the market price if the smartphone and equivalent monthly telecom tariff order were to be purchased separately in the market.

Airtel has this offer running for 60 days. Breaking down the market price for a 4G handset and considering Rs 249 per month for 330 days, Airtel noted that it would cost customers Rs 9735. Only Tech first noted the development.

Airtel expands Vo-WiFi support to over 200 devices:

Airtel has expanded its Vo-WiFi support to over 200 devices. Vo-WiFi is short for Voice over WiFi and is aimed at helping customers decongest their networks and help users experience crisp calls even when the signal strength is low. This is because Vo-WiFi automatically allows the phone to switch between cellular connectivity and WiFi during calls. Vo-WiFi could be used in areas where there is hardly any network.

When the feature was introduced, Airtel enabled it on select smartphones available in the market and restricted it to users on Airtel XStream devices. The following devices are compatible with Airtel VoWiFi. You can check here if your phone supports it or go to Airtel's website to see the latest additions.

iPhone: iPhone 6 and above including the recently launched new generation iPhones.

OnePlus: One Plus 6 and above including OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 8.

Xiaomi: Redmi 8, 8A

Samsung: Galaxy S10, S20, Note 10 along with few other devices also get the support of Airtel VoWiFi. Airtel also noted that select devices from Oppo, Vivo, and Realme also get the support of the feature.

To enable Vo-WiFi users should check if their phone is compatible with Vo-WiFi, upgrade to 4G, and enable the VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling switch on their device.

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