Jio starts charging for voice calls from today: Everything you should know if you feel connected with your loved ones with the help of these smart packs of Jio
- by Shefali-Agarwal
- Oct 10, 2019 14:41
On Wednesday 9 October 2019, Jio announced that it will charge 6 Paise per minute if calling is been done between two different networks like for instance, JIO and another telecom network.
This would have no doubt come as a surprise for Jio subscribers who have been enjoying free voice calls so far. Jio, which entered the Indian telecom market with a bang a few years ago and created a major tariff war ever since said on Wednesday that it was "compelled" to charge its users 6 paise/minute.
Jio is doing this to recover the 6 paise/minute IUC (Interconnect Usage Charge) that the company pays other telcos to use their network during calls. Customers will have to pay IUC charges until TRAI brings the fee down to zero, which is expected to happen on January 1, 2020. The new regulation by Jio is already in effect, so here's a quick 10-point explainer of what this means to you and what other telecom networks are saying.
Some of the HIGHLIGHTS of Changes Being Made by Jio Network
1. Jio has started charging its users 6 paise/minute for voice calls to other networks.
2. Jio to Jio and Jio to landline calls will remain free.
3. Jio is offering IUC plans that come with data benefits to ensure there is no increase in tariff for customers.