Reliance Jio, with the entry into the Indian telecom market 2 years ago, gave a free calling facility to the user giving a big gift, but recently due to the change in the telecom calling rules, this calling facility will no longer be free. Now the Jio user will get free calling on Jio from Jio but for making calls on other networks such as Airtel and Vodafone, you will have to pay 6 paise per minute.
The company has also announced an offer to maintain its user-friendly policy here. That the amount of data you have to pay for calls will be available for free for the data.
Why free calling service ended?
According to the information, Reliance Jio has taken this decision on the instructions of TRAI. It is believed that other mobile companies can take a similar decision. Reliance has clarified that in the last 3 years, the company has paid about 13,500 crore rupees to Airtel and Vodafone. Now the company has decided to take the user’s money to reduce the honey from the IUC.
From today on all recharges made by Jio users, calls made to other mobile operators will be charged through the IUC top-up voucher at the current IUC rate of 6 paise per minute. Unless TRAI implements a zero termination charge regime. The date is currently 1 January 2020.
What is the IUC Charge?
Simply put, when a user calls on another operator other than his telecom operator, his operator has to pay an amount which is called the IUC charge. TRAI has reduced the IUC charge from 14 paise to 6 paise/minute in 2017. But TRAI has also said that this charge will be abolished from January 2020, so hopefully, you can get free calling facility again in the coming year, but till then you will have to pay the charge of outgoing calls.
Which calls will not have to be charged?
– From Jio to Jio calls
– On all incoming calls
– From Jio to landline calls – Calls made using
WhatsApp or FaceTime and similar platforms.