Reliance Jio: Jio charges 6p/min for outgoing calls to Airtel, Vodafone | New jio Updates | New Jio IUC plans

Reliance Jio: Jio charges 6p/min for outgoing calls to Airtel, Vodafone | New jio Updates | New Jio IUC plans |  Reliance Jio will now charge 6 paise per minute as IUC fee for all outgoing calls from Airtel and Vodafone Idea. Jio says that the charge of the IUC will be temporarily there.

IUC (Interconnect Usage Charge) has been debated for a long time in the telecom industry and the last time we talked about it, both Airtel and Jio reduced the ring time to 20 seconds for outgoing calls. However, The matter has been dealt with by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and the results may take some time to come up, but Reliance Jio has already taken a step to make up for the losses from the IUC.

Jio has announced that it will charge customers for levy to IUC on other outgoing calls in due course. The IUC fee set by TRAI is currently 6 paise per minute and Jio will pay its customers this cost if they are calling from another operator. Jio has introduced some IUC plans that customers can purchase to call other networks. The new Jio rules came into effect from Wednesday.

Reliance Jio: Jio charges 6p/min for outgoing calls to Airtel, Vodafone | New jio Updates | New Jio IUC plans

Reliance Jio: Jio charges 6p/min for outgoing calls to Airtel, Vodafone | New jio Updates | New Jio IUC plans
If you did not understand this, here is the simple explanation: If you have a Jio number and you call someone using an Airtel or Vodafone-Idea number, then you will have to pay 6 paise per minute till you ring. Calls will still be free to all other operators, but you will have to pay 6 paise per minute until you give the ring to the other person.

However, If you are calling a Jio number or a landline number, you do not need to pay anything. Also, all incoming calls as well as WhatsApp calls will also be unaffected by this. The IUC fee will also apply to postpaid users and will be added to their billing cycle.

New Jio IUC plans
Jio is introducing four new IUC plans with additional data benefits. Here all the schemes are listed with benefits:
  1. Rs 10 plan: 124 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers and 1GB data.
  2. Rs 20 plan: 249 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers and 2GB data.
  3. Rs 50 plan: 656 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers and 5GB data.
  4. Rs 100 plan: 1,362 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers and 10GB data.
Reliance Jio: Jio charges 6p/min for outgoing calls to Airtel, Vodafone | New jio Updates | New Jio IUC plans

What is IUC?
Interconnect usage charge(IUC) is the amount that a telecom operator has to pay to another telecom operator if a customer makes an outgoing call to the customer of another telecom operator. TRAI fixed the IUC fee and currently, all operators have to pay 6 paise per minute.

Why is Jio doing this?
Jio wants TRAI to go for a zero IUC charge and it appears in early 2020. Other operators charge their customers for calls, Jio makes free calls on their network and, therefore, has to suffer as Jio pays IUC charges for each call. Built on other networks.

When will the IUC charges end for Jio customers?
"Jio has again assured its 35 crore customers that the 6 paise per minute charge on outgoing off-net mobile calls will continue till TRAI terminates the IUC as per its current regulations, ”says Jio is.

Reliance Jio: Jio charges 6p/min for outgoing calls to Airtel, Vodafone | New jio Updates | New Jio IUC plans

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