Why Jio Charging 6 Paise per Minute for Outgoing Calls to other Networks| New Top up Plans

Why Jio Charging 6 Paise per Minute jio topup plans

Jio to charge 6 paise per minute for outgoing calls to Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, Idea

Reliance Jio has decided to charge customers 6 paise per minute for every call they make to other networks such as Airtel, Idea, Vodaphone, and BSNL. This is the first time Reliance Jio will charge users for voice calls.

Reliance Jio said it would compensate customers by giving “free data of equal value” until TRAI completely abolishes interconnect usage (IUC) charges.

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Key Points:

  • Jio will now charge 6 paise per minute for all outgoing calls to other networks.
  • Jio to Jio Voice calls are free
  • To make calls to other network like Airtel, Vodaphone you have to buy IUC top-up plan
  • Jio has 4 IUC top-up plans extra data benefits.
  • You don’t have to pay if you are making a call to a Jio number or a landline number.
  • All incoming calls, as well as WhatsApp calls, will stay unaffected.

If you didn’t understand that, here’s the simple explanation.

If you have a Jio number and you call someone who uses Airtel, Vodaphone, Idea or BSNL phone number, you will be charged 6 paise per minute till the time you keep ringing. The calls will still be free to all other operator but you will have to pay 6 paise per minute till the time you ringing the other person.


Why Jio Charging 6 Paisa per Minute? What is ICU

Jio Interconnect usage (IUC) charges & Top-up plans: 

Speaking to the press the authorities have said, it was “compelled” to start charging its over 350 million users to recover the 6 paise a minute interconnect usage charge (IUC) it pays to other telecom operators.

All Jio customers who want to make a voice call to other network users such as Vodafone BSNL, Idea or Airtel will have to buy additional top-up vouchers of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs 100, for additional IUC minutes.

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Jio Top-Up Plans for Other network callsRemove term: 

To make calls to other network uers customers have to recharge their Jio number with following Top-up. Jio is offering 4 new interconnect usage (IUC) plans with extra data benefits. Here are all the plans listed with the benefits:

Jio will provide following top-up vouchers for customers:

IUC Top-Up Voucher Amount (Rs.) IUC Minutes (non-Jio networks) Free Data Entitlement
101241 GB
202492 GB
506565 GB
100136210 GB


Jio says the charges for 6 paise per minute on outgoing mobile calls shall continue only till the time TRAI abolishes IUC continue only till the time TRAI abolishes IUC. If TRAI brings the fee down to zero it will revert back to regular plans.


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