Jio IUC Plans Recharge Price, Data, IUC Minutes: Reliance Jio announced that the voice calls will be charged from now onwards. The voice calls made to other networks will be charged 6 paise per minute. Jio has provided the free calls as of now for the subscribers for all networks. While the Jio has revised its call charges on 11th October. Jio is now charging 6 Paise/Minute IUC (Interconnect Usage Charge) that the company pays other telcos to use their network during calls. Customers can check more details of Jio IUC Calls from this article.
Jio IUC Plans Recharge Price, Data, IUC Minutes (Rs 98,149,349,399)
Under the new guidelines, a Jio subscriber calling somebody using an alternate service like Airtel or Vodafone-Idea will be charged 6 paise every minute till the time you keep ringing. The 6 paise every minute charge will be made through IUC top-up vouchers.
Jio says that it has been hit by the price differential of free voice calls on the Jio network and a high tariff on 2G networks on Airtel and Vodafone-Idea. Jio says it gets 25-30 crore missed calls daily by 2G clients, which results in 65-75 crore minutes of outgoing traffic as opposed to incoming traffic. TRAI cut down IUC charge from 14 paise to 6 paise every minute with an aim to scrap the charge from January 1, 2020. Because of the high tariff on 2G networks, Jio is presently the net payer of IUC while Airtel and Vodafone Idea are net income gainers, as per the reports.
“So far, in the last three years Jio has paid nearly Rs 13,500 crore as net IUC charges to the other operators,” Jio said in the statement.
TRAI recently chose to look for perspectives on deferring zero IUC charge as there are as yet a huge number of 2G supporters who have not moved to VoLTE, so it appears to be impossible that the zero-IUC guideline will become effective at any point in the near future. Analysts state that Jio’s move will profit rivals Airtel and Vodafone-Idea, which has been draining financially for as far back as a couple of years because of the ultra-low tariff plans offered by Jio. Presently, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea may use this chance to hike voice call rates. The IUC Rates will be applied from TRAI moves to zero termination charge, which is supposed to happen from 31st December 2019.
Complete List of Jio IUC Recharge Plans (Price, Data, IUC Minutes)
Jio is offering four new IUC plans that also accompany extra data benefits so as to guarantee there is no expansion in tariff for clients.
- The Rs 10 plan offers 124 IUC minutes to Non-Jio numbers and 1GB additional data.
- The Rs 20 plan offers 249 IUC minutes and 2GB data.
- The Rs 50 plan offers 656 IUC minutes and 5GB data
- The Rs 100 plan offers 1,362 IUC minutes and 10GB data.
Jio assures that the 6 paise every minute charge will apply for Jio clients calling Non-Jio clients. All Jio to Jio calls will keep on staying free as will all incoming calls, Jio to landline calls and calls made using FaceTime, WhatsApp, and other platforms.’