Jio to Charge 6 paise Per minute for Outgoing Calls to Airtel, Vodafone :- Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. is now going to charge customers 6 paise per minute for the calls that have been made to the rival networks, till such time that the telecom regulator moves to a zero termination-charge regime, the company stated in a statement after market on Wednesday. Jio users, on the other hand, are going to be compensated with free data of similar value.
Jio to Charge 6 paise Per minute for Outgoing Calls
Chris Lane, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein said in a note that the move “seems like a big deal, insofar as the market has been waiting for Jio to move from a land grabber to focusing on profitable growth,”
Shares of Vodafone Idea Ltd. along with Bharti Airtel Ltd. surged after the wireless carrier controlled by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani stated that it is going to end free voice calls on its network.
Vodafone, Idea jumped as much as 18%, set for the biggest intraday gain since the the month of August, while Bharti on the other hand climbed 4.8% at 10:48 a.m. in Mumbai. Reliance Industries Ltd.’s provides the details of the rose for a third day.
Jio has already paid around ₹13,500 crore in user fees to its rival operators since its launch in 2016, as per to the statement. The regulator on the other hand had planned to scrap these charges from the month of January next year, but drifted a fresh consultation paper in order to see if the date needed to be revised or not, a move that forced Jio to go back on its promise in order to keep voice calls free.
New Jio IUC plans
IUC or Interconnect Usage Charge is basically that amount which a telecom operator has to pay to the other telecom operator if any of the customer makes an outgoing call to another customer of the other telecom operator. The TRAI are the one who decides the IUC charge and at the present, all the operators have to pay 6 paise per minute.
With new plans, Jio is now offering four new IUC plans with additional data benefits. Here is the list of all the plans that are listed with the benefits:
Rs 10 plan is going to offer 124 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers along with 1GB data.
Rs 20 plan is going to offer 249 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers along with 2GB data.
Rs 50 plan is going to offer 656 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers along with 5GB data.
Rs 100 plan is going to offer 1,362 minutes of IUC minutes to non-Jio numbers along with 10GB data.