Reliance Jio announces free voice call offer to all networks

By Gitanjali Mangal -- December 31, 2020 2:50 pm -- Updated:December 31, 2020 2:56 pm

In September 2019, when TRAI extended the timeline for implementation of the Bill & Keep regime beyond 1 January 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.

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While doing so, Jio had assured its users that this charge would continue only till the time TRAI abolished IUC charges.

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Now, Telecom operator Reliance Jio announced that as per directions of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Bill and Keep regime is being implemented in the country from 1 January 2021, thereby ending interconnect usage charges (IUC) for all domestic voice calls.

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The company stated that "Honoring 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 1 January 2021. On-net domestic voice calls have always been free on the Jio network"

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Reliance Jio, which added overall 2.22 million new mobile customers, taking its total subscriber base to 406.3 million during October.

-PTC News

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