Latest jio news !Now jio charged for its voice call 6p/m

Due to the undergoing regulatory policy changes for
mobile-call-related charges, Jio is compelled to
recover IUC charge for NON-JIO mobile voice calls.

 

Jio to charge 6 paise per minute for outgoing calls to Airtel, Vodafone: Here are all new plans
Reliance Jio will now charge 6 paise per minute as IUC charge for all outgoing calls to Airtel and Vodafone Idea. The calls will be conducted without any charge.

Due to the undergoing regulatory policy changes for
mobile-call-related charges, Jio is compelled to
recover IUC charge for NON-JIO mobile voice calls.

With effect from your next recharge, post 10th
October, all calls to NON-JIO mobile numbers will be
charged at 6 paise/minute. You will have the option
to select a suitable IUC TOP-UP voucher starting at
Rs 10, that can be used to make such non-Jio calls.
This recovery of IUC will continue only until the IUC
charge is made zero by TRAI.

To compensate our customers for the cost of these
additional IUC top-ups, we will offer additional 1 GB
of data for every 10-rupee spent, ABSsOLUTELY
FREE.

All Jio to Jio calls continue to be FREE. To continue
enjoying the benefits of free calling, you may invite
others to our Jio family.


If you didn’t understand that, here’s the simple explanation.

If you have a Jio number and you call someone using an Airtel or Vodafone-Idea number, you will be charged 6 paise per minute till the time you keep ringing. The calls will still be free to all other operator but you will have to pay 6 paise per minute till the time you ringing the other person.

However, if you are making a call to a Jio number or a landline number, then you don’t have to pay anything. Also, all incoming calls, as well as WhatsApp calls, will stay unaffected from this. The IUC charge will also be applicable to postpaid users and it will be added to their billing cycle.

New Jio IUC plans

Jio is offering four new IUC plans with extra data benefits. Here are all the plans listed with the benefits:

–Rs 10 plan will offer 124 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers and 1GB data.

–Rs 20 plan will offer 249 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers and 2GB data.

–Rs 50 plan will offer 656 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers and 5GB data.

–Rs 100 plan will offer 1,362 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers and 10GB data.

What is IUC?

IUC or Interconnect Usage Charge is the amount a telecom operator has to pay to the other telecom operator if a customer makes an outgoing call to a customer of the other telecom operator. The TRAI decides the IUC charge and currently, all operators have to pay 6 paise per minute.

Why is Jio doing this?

Jio wants the TRAI to go for zero IUC charge and that seems to be happening by early 2020. While other operators charge their customers for calls, Jio offers free calls on its network and hence, it has to bear losses as Jio pays the IUC charge for every call made to another network.

“The amendment to the IUC Regulations in 2017 was after considerable deliberations and consultations. In this background the consultation paper has created Regulatory uncertainty and therefore Jio has been compelled, most reluctantly and unavoidably, to recover this regulatory charge of 6 paise per minute for all off-net mobile voice calls so long as IUC charges exist,” says Jio.

When will the IUC charges end for Jio customers?

“Jio again assures its 35 crore customers that the 6 paise per minute charge on outgoing off-net mobile calls shall continue only till the time TRAI abolishes IUC, in line with its present regulation,” says Jio.

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