From today onwards Reliance Jio will start charging for the outgoing calls to other mobile networks. In a major move, calls made to other mobile operators will be charged at the normal IUC rate of 6 paise per minute through IUC top-up vouchers. The company has also introduced top-up vouchers as per the customer’s requirement.
The special top-up vouchers start at Rs 10 and go all the way to Rs 100. The vouchers have been launched specially for the Reliance Jio prepaid as well as for the postpaid users in which the call will be charged at 6 paise per minute to other operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, BSNL, MTNL and others.
The company has introduced four IUC top-up vouchers priced at Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs 100. According to the company on the recharge of Rs 10, the user will get up to 124 minutes of non-Jio Mobile minutes that will be charged at 6 paise per minute and is entitled to 1GB of Free data. The same is applicable to Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs 100 plans the users will get 249, 645 and 1,362 IUC minutes respectively. Additionally, the will also get free data of up to 2GB, 5GB and 10GB respectively.
The same is applicable to Reliance Jio post-paid users also they will be charged at 6 paise per minute. However, the free data will be credited to their accounts as per the number of minutes they used as per the prepaid paid plans.
“So, for all recharges done by Jio customers starting today, calls made to other mobile operators will be charged at the prevailing IUC rate of 6 paise per minute through IUC top-up vouchers till such time that TRAI moves to Zero termination charge regime. Presently, this date is 1st January 2020.”
The 6 paise per minute charge does not apply on Jio to Jio calls, all incoming calls, Jio to landline calls as well as calls made using WhatsApp or FaceTime and similar platforms.
“Jio again assures its 35 crore customers that the 6paise per minute charge on outgoing off-net mobile calls shall continue only till the time TRAI abolishes IUC, in line with its present regulation. We will share all data with TRAI to convince that zero IUC regime is in the best interest of consumers and how the huge number of missed calls is creating the wrong perception of asymmetric traffic.”
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