All Jio to non-Jio voice calls to be free from January 1, 2021 For All User
Reliance Jio Announced a Big Surprise to Jio user in the beginning of this near year. This Telecom Company Decided To Remove interconnect usage charges (IUC) for all domestic voice calls. In Simple word You Can Call To Any Operator Like Airtel, Vi And Other Completely Free Of Cost.
All calls to non-Jio voice calls will be starting free From January 1, 2021. Currently, only calls to Jio number are free while calls to any non-Jio mobile number are charged at a minimal rate.
To recall, the IUC was applied on Jio to non-Jio calls back in the year 2019. The free calls is applicable to all prepaid plans including the most popular ones like Rs 129, Rs 149, Rs 199 and Rs 555.
Back in the month of September 2019, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) extended the timeline for implementation of IUC on mobile-to-mobile calls beyond January 1, 2020. Soon after, the operator began charging users for off-net voice calls.
With this move, the telecom operator clearly aims to takes on the likes of other major operators including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone-Idea (now Vi). Both Airtel and Vi offer free voice calls to other networks.
The telecom operator said in an official press release, “as per directions of the Hon’ble Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (“TRAI”), Bill and Keep regime is being implemented in the country from 1st January 2021, thereby ending interconnect usage charges (IUC) for all domestic voice calls.”
“Honouring its commitment to revert off-net domestic voice-call charges to zero, as soon as IUC charges are abolished, Jio will once again make all off-net domestic voice calls free, starting 1st January 2021. On-net domestic voice calls have always been free on the Jio network,” the company further said.
The decision to wave off the voice call charges or IUC comes as a relief for customers.