Kohima, December 31 (NEx): All calls from Reliance Jio to other networks anywhere in India will be free from January 01, 2021 as Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) regime ends. Currently, the company is charging 6 paise per minute to non-Jio users.
As per directions of the Hon’ble Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (“TRAI”), Bill and Keep regime is being implemented in the country from January 1st, 2021, thereby ending interconnect usage charges (IUC) for all domestic voice calls.
Reliance Jio in a release informed that, ‘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. For context, in September 2019, when TRAI extended the timeline for implementation of the Bill & Keep regime beyond January 1st, 2020, Jio was left with no option but to start charging its customers for offnet voice calls, at a rate exactly equivalent to the applicable IUC charge,’ it stated.
Jio further informed that it stands firm on its commitment to make the common Indian the beneficiary of advanced technologies like VoLTE. All our users enjoy free voice calls with Jio, it said.