Due to the undergoing policy changes for mobile call rated charges. Jio is compelled to recover IUC charges for non-jio voice calls.
Here is a simple explanation for you:
If you have a jio number and you call a non-jio number like Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, BSNL etc. You will be charged 6 paise per minute also while ringing. If you want to call a jio number or any landline number you will not pay for it. All incoming call and WhatsApp calls are unaffected from this. The IUC charges applicable for both prepaid and postpaid customers. If you recharge any plan after 10-0ct-2019 you will be charged, if already done don’t worry about it.
Before worry about, Jio released four IUC plans with extra data benefits for their customers. All plans are listed below:
- Rs. 10 plan will offer 124 IUC minutes to non-jio voice calls with 1 GB data benefits.
- Rs. 20 plan will offer 249 IUC minutes to non-jio voice calls with 2 GB data benefits.
- Rs. 50 plan will offer 656 IUC minutes to non-jio voice calls with 5 GB data benefits.
- Rs 100 plan will offer 1362 IUC minutes with 10 GB data benefits.
What is IUC?
Why does this happen to jio?
Jio continued to pay the IUC to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea etc. from its own assets. while offering free voice to its customers. So far, in the last three years, Jio paid almost Rs.13,500 crore as NET IUC charges to the other operators.
For all Jio customer recharges starting today, calls to other mobile operators will be billed at the prevailing IUC level of 6 paise per minute via IUC top-up vouchers before TRAI switches to Zero termination fee scheme. This deadline is currently 1 January 2020.
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