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Badnews For Jio Users will have to pay 6 paisa/min for calling other users

Badnews For Jio Users will have to pay 6 paisa/min for calling other users

Badnews for Jio users

For all the outgoing calls to other mobile operators, Jio users will have to pay an additional charge.

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Jio said it has, in last three years, paid other operators like Airtel and Vodafone-Idea nearly Rs 13,500 crore as net IUC charges.

In a first, country’s largest telecom operator Reliance Jio today announced that its customers will now have to pay 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to rival phone networks.

However, the company also announced that it will compensate customers by giving free data of equal value.

The 6 paisa charge will remain in place till it requires the time telecom operators to pay rivals for mobile phone calls, Jio said in a statement.

The company said for all the outgoing calls to other mobile operators, Jio users will have to buy an additional IUC top up voucher from tomorrow.

Jio Voice Call top-up Vochers


Jio Voice Call top-up Vochers


Post-paid customers will also billed at 6 paise per minute for outgoing calls with an increase in free data entitlement. This will be the primary time that Jio users can pay for voice calls.

Jio, however, said these charges are not applicable on calls made by Jio users to other Jio phones and to landline phones and calls made using WhatsApp, FaceTime and other such platforms.  


Incoming calls from all networks can still be free.

Justifying the new charges, Jio said it has paid nearly Rs 13,500 crore as IUC charges to the rivals such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. in the last three years. The company said it has charged customers to recover the IUC losses.

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Jio, said it will ensure priority allocation of the JioPhone to frequently called 2G users from our Jio consumers.

Jio can give extra knowledge claim of equivalent worth supported IUC indefinite quantity voucher consumption. This will guarantee no increase in tariff for purchasers.

Jio charges just for knowledge, and voice calls to anywhere in the country and to any network are free.

Telecom regulator TRAI in 2017 had slashed the interconnect usage charge (IUC) to 6 paise per minute from 14 paise and had said this regime will end by January 2020.

But it’s floated a consultation paper to review whether the regime timeline must extended.

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