Jio users will now have to pay for calls to other networks

Reliance Jio has announced that they will now have to pay for missed calls to other networks.

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 Reliance Jio, which is one of the biggest telecom operators in the country today announced that its customers will now have to pay for phone calls made to other rival operators. However, it also said that Jio will compensate them by giving free data of equal value.

Under the current Interconnect charge regime, calls to other networks from Jio will be charged at 6 paise per minute. These charges will not apply on all Jio to Jio calls, all incoming calls, Jio to landline calls and calls made using WhatsApp, Telegram or FaceTime or any such app based callings. .

In a press release, Jio said,  "So, 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.

Nevertheless, Jio stands firm on its commitment to offer the highest value to its customers, and there is no 6 paise per minute charge on:

(a) all Jio to Jio calls;

(b) all incoming calls;

(c) Jio to landline calls; and

(d) calls made using WhatsApp or FaceTime and similar platforms.

 Additionally, Jio, with Reliance Retail, will ensure priority allocation of the JioPhone to frequently called 2G users from our Jio consumers.

 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.

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