jio charge calls 6 paise: Reliance Jio just announced that its customers will now have to pay 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to non-Jio mobile networks starting from today. This is not charged for incoming calls or calls to a landline. Jio also said that it will compensate customers by giving free data of the equal value of the top-up vouchers. This talk time amount will get deducted at 6 paise per minute when you make outgoing calls to other operators.
In a statement, Jio said:
Reliance Jio said it had paid nearly Rs 13,500 crore as NET IUC charges to other operators in the last three years. “The cost differential of free voice on Jio network including exorbitantly high tariffs on 2G networks causes the 35 – 40 crore 2G customers of Airtel also Vodafone-Idea to give missed calls to Jio customers. Jio network receives 25 to 30 crore missed calls on a daily basis,” the company said in a statement
“This huge missed call phenomenon converts the incoming calls to Jio into outgoing calls fromJio to other operators. Every Day 25 to 30 crore missed calls should have resulted in 65 to 75 crore minutes of incoming traffic to Jio. Instead, the call back made by the Jio customers results in 65 to 75 crore minutes of outgoing traffic,” it added.
Top-up vouchers available for Jio customers:
|IUC Top-Up Voucher Amount (Rs)||IUC Minutes (non-Jio mobiles)||Free Data Entitlement (GB)|
jio charge calls 6 paise: Jio said that it is hopeful that the IUC charge will be done away with as per the current regulation and that this temporary charge will come to an end by 31st December 2019 and consumers will not have to pay this charge thereafter.
“In the meanwhile, consumers can continue to enjoy the additional data entitlement in lieu of the IUC top-up vouchers so that there is no effective tariff increase till 31st December 2019, said Jio.
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In defense, Jio said that it continued to pay IUC from its own resources to Airtel and Vodafone-Idea, etc. while offering a free voice to its customers. So far, in the last three years, Jio has paid approximately Rs.13,500 crore as NET IUC charges to the different operators.
All recharges made by Jio customers will be charged at the current IUC rate of 6 paise per minute through IUC top-up vouchers on calls made to other mobile operators. Unless TRAI implements a zero termination charge regime. Currently, this date is 1 January 2020. Now you will have to pay a charge for calling Airtel, Vodafone or other networks from Jio.
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No charge here
- Live to live call
- On all incoming calls
- On landline call from Jio
- Calls made using WhatsApp or FaceTime and similar platforms.
Know what is IUC
When the customers of one telecom operator make outgoing mobile calls to the customers of another operator, the IUC has to pay the calling operator. These calls among two separate networks are known as mobile off-net calls. IUC charges are set by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and currently, it is 6 paise per minute.