The Reliance Jio has been spotted testing its VoWi-Fi (voice-over-Wi-Fi) service in India. With the new VoWi-Fi service, the Mumbai-based telco will be able to allow its subscribers to make voice calls and access the Internet – all without having active cellular connectivity. Reliance Jio VoWi-Fi service is said to be in testing in a handful of Indian regions, including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana. Reliance Jio hasn’t revealed any formal details around its Reliance Jio VoWi-Fi service. However, it is speculated that the new development could emerge officially as early as January next year.
Reliance Jio VoWi-Fi service will initially be limited for Jio-to-Jio communications, reports TelecomTalk. However, it is believed that the service will be expanded to other networks soon after its initial launch. Folks at TelecomTalk have been able to source a screenshot from Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh that apparently shows the existence of Reliance Jio VoWi-Fi service. The screenshot that is claimed to be captured on an iPhone essentially shows “Jio WiFi” at the place where iOS generally shows the name of the operator. Apart from Madhya Pradesh, it is said that the service is currently under testing in other regions as well, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala.
It is also important to note that apart from smartphones, the Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2 are expected to support Reliance Jio VoWi-Fi service in India. The Jio VoWi-Fi service is essentially aimed to help people in remote locations where the traditional network is weak. With support being offered on Jio Phone models, Reliance Jio could be able to push the new service to the masses.