Now, Reliance Jio to charge users 6 paise per minute for voice calls to other networks


New Delhi, Oct 09: Reliance Jio will now charge customers 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to Airtel or Vodafone-Idea number, but will compensate them by giving free data of equal value.

"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," Jio said in a release.

"Jio will provide additional data entitlement of equivalent value based on IUC top-up voucher consumption.

This will ensure no increase in tariff for customers," the company said.

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.

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 will continue to be free.

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