Reliance Jio will make all domestic voice calls for free starting 1 January 2021 as IUC regime comes to an end

Reliance Jio was charging customers 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to rival phone networks.


With the interconnect usage charges (IUC) regime for domestic voice calls coming to an end, Reliance Jio on Thursday said that all calls from its network to other networks anywhere in India will be free from 1 January 2021. As per the telecom regulator's directions, the ''Bill and Keep'' regime is being implemented in the country from 1 January 2021, thereby ending IUC charges for all domestic voice calls, it said in a statement.

 Reliance Jio will make all domestic voice calls for free starting 1 January 2021 as IUC regime comes to an end

Reliance Jio was charging customers 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to rival phone networks, but compensated subscribers by giving free data of equal value.

"Honouring 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 1st January 2021. On-net domestic voice calls have always been free on the Jio network," it added.

Put simply, off-net calls refer to calls that terminate in other networks.

Over the last one year or so, Reliance Jio was charging customers 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to rival phone networks, but compensated subscribers by giving free data of equal value.

Disclaimer: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd which publishes Firstpost


Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.