NEW DELHI: Appear January 1, 2021, all voice phone calls from Reliance Jio to other networks in India will be free of charge as interconnect utilization cost (IUC) regime ends on Thursday (December 31, 2020).
“As shortly as IUC costs are abolished, Jio will when all over again make all off-internet domestic voice phone calls totally free, setting up January 1, 2021. On-internet domestic voice calls have often been free on the Jio network,” the corporation mentioned in a assertion.
Around the last one year or so, Jio was charging clients 6 paise per minute for voice phone calls made to rival phone networks, but compensated subscribers by providing totally free knowledge of equivalent worth.
In September previous 12 months, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) experienced resolved to discontinue the costs by 2021.
As per the Trai order, there will be no IUC costs from January 1, 2021, which conveys that the telecom operators are not able to cost their consumers for producing domestic phone calls on other networks.
With a full subscriber foundation of 406 million, Mukesh Ambani-led Jio aims to start 5G services in the next 50 % of 2021.