From 10th October, Jio users will have to pay 6 paisa/min for calling to other companies customers

From 10th October 2019, India's largest telecom operator Reliance Jio customers will have to pay 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to other phone networks as announced today i.e. 9th October 2019. However, the company also announced that it will compensate customers by giving free data of equal value. The 6 paisa charge will remain in place till the time telecom operators are required to pay rivals for mobile phone calls, Jio said in a statement.

Jio, however, said these charges are not applicable on calls made by Jio users to other Jio phones and to landline phones and calls made using WhatsApp, Facebook and other such platforms. Incoming calls from all networks will continue to be free.

Justifying the new charges, Jio said it has paid nearly Rs 13,500 crore as IUC charges to the rivals such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. in the last three years. The company said it has decided to charge customers to recover the IUC losses.