The country’s largest telcom operator Jio announced some hours ago today that its customers will have to pay 6 paise per minute for all voice calls that will be made to other phones. Also Jio will compensate customers by providing free data of equal value. You could get this rate removed, if you invite others to join Jio and they take up Jio network too.
The company has said for all outgoing calls to other mobile operators, Jio users will have to buy IUC top up voucher from tomorrow. This is the first time that Jio users will have to pay for calls. Jio has justified the charges, and said it has given off nearly Rs 13,500 crore as IUC charges to rivals like Airtel and Vodafone and Idea, simply in the last three years. The company has decided to charge the customers to recover the IUC losses.