All calls from Jio to other networks in India to be free from Jan 1

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Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) will make all off-net domestic voice calls free, starting January 1 2021, on the back of interconnect user charges (IUC) being made zero from the beginning of 2021.

Telecom operator Reliance Jio has said that IUC charges will be waived from January 1, 2021 as per the instructions given by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

This literally means that with the removal of the IUC charge, Jio will once again offer the service of domestic calls absolutely free. The company itself has confirmed this statement.

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Jio added 2.2 million new users in October. With this, the total users of Jio are more than 400 million. Jio also tops the wire line segment with 2 lakh 45 thousand subscribers. Second is Bharti Airtel with 48,397 fixed line connections.

IUC, a charge paid by the call-originating telco to the destination operator, is at the heart of the latest spat between Jio and older incumbents Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea over the regulator’s move to seek views on deferring a zero-IUC regime, which was slated to take effect from January 2020. Jio wants the charge to go, which will help to lower its costs, while the older operators want it to stay, since they are net revenue gainers from IUC.

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"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. While doing so, Jio had assured its users that this charge would continue only till the time TRAI abolished IUC charges. Today, Jio has delivered on that promise and made off-net voice calls free again," said the telco on Friday.