Hello Friends, Since the last few days, I could not be giving you Content as many of my friends asked Today I gonna be delivering information hope so this will help you. For the last two weeks, people have asked me, almost daily, why Jio IUC charges, of outgoing calls to non-Jio Users. So I decided to respond to their Query and figured out, I made research from the Internet and analyzed all the reports in which I was Found.
India’s biggest telecom company which was launched before 3 Years and made King Itself. The company had been paying IUC to Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and other operators for three years while offering free voice calls to its customers. I explain to you with an example, If a Person uses Jio and calls to other Operator say Airtel then Jio company must pay money (IUC) to Airtel.
Recently, Jio User shocked when they heard the news about Jio IUC charges. Ambani announced their plan for Jio users, it would start charging of 6 paise/minute for outgoing calls to other operators due to which Users are disappointed and Switch to other telecom companies.
In that case, Jio increase charges against telco’s promise of free unlimited calls and texts, as well as affordable data, made at the time of its launch in September 2016. But no one knows why Jio did so and Peoples thinks about strategy – Jio offered free plan during 2016 with high-speed internet and unlimited calling for one year.
Now it’s time to recover money by increasing charges. Why Reliance Jio has claimed to have paid nearly Rs 13,500 crore as Net IUC charges to the other operators?
If you think same then that blog will answer you what’s the reason behind that. I found that in an article that will show you why Jio starts charging 6 Paise/min for voice calling? Reliance Jio has claimed to have paid nearly Rs 13,500 crore as NET IUC charges to the other operators. You think Why Jio paid a high amount of money to the operators. And Charges 6 Paise/min for Voice Calls for IUC? so to find out that you have read further.
Why Jio IUC Charges 6 Paise/min for Voice Calls?
In India, Even now Most of the Peoples are 2G Users, they have not to use Smartphones, and let’s not take Recharge of Free Voice calling /Data or we can say Small Recharge which offers only limited voice calling due to which 2G user give missed call to Jio Users.
From return back from Jio it was got nothing from 2G operators rather it used to pay money (IUC) to 2G (Airtel and Vodafone Idea, BSNL). As the same thing to other operators when calls from Non-Jio users to Jio, it has to pay money (IUC) to Jio operator. To read Why Jio IUC Charges 6 Paise/min for Voice Calls?
“The price differential of free voice calls on Jio network and exorbitantly high tariffs on 2G networks causes the 35-40 crore 2G customers of Airtel and Vodafone Idea to give missed calls to Jio customers. Jio network receives 25 to 30 crore missed calls on a daily basis.
This huge missed call phenomenon converts the incoming calls to Jio into outgoing calls from Jio to other operators. The 25 to 30 crore missed calls per day should have resulted in 65 to 75 crore minutes of incoming traffic to Jio. Instead, the call back made by the Jio customers results in 65 to 75 crore minutes of outgoing traffic,” it added.
The trigger for Jio’s decision is that the TRAI recently decided to seek views on delaying zero IUC as there were still millions of 2G subscribers who have not moved to VoLTE, so it seems unlikely that the zero-IUC regulation will come into effect any time soon.
According to the report, Two years ago, TRAI brought down an IUC charge from 14 paise to 6 paise per minute with an intention to scrap the charge from January 1, 2020. Due to the high tariff on 2G networks, Jio is currently the net payer of IUC while Airtel and Vodafone Idea are net revenue gainers, Lifeisaware reports.
The telecom regulator had stated that the IUC may be eliminated/made zero by January 1, 2020, if a limited amount of traffic is terminated on 2G/3G networks and there was a limited imbalance in voice traffic among operators as reported said.
But in the immediate period, there may not be any possibility of a tariff increase as Jio did because it is confirmed by TRAI on IUC (Interconnect Usage Charge) that Telecom companies would not take any charges from Users to calling other operators The IUC is basically the cost paid by one mobile telecom operator to another when its customers make outgoing mobile calls to the other operator’s customers.
Jio says the Jio IUC Charges rate will be charged till the time TRAI moves to zero termination charge, which is expected to happen by December 31, 2019. Now, What are the New Jio Plans with extra IUC?
New Jio Plans (Present)
The company earlier offered a 28-day validity plan with unlimited voice calls and 2GB data per day for 198. A 222 plan introduced recently, would have the same data benefits, unlimited Jio-to-Jio calls and 1000 minutes of calling for Jio to Non-Jio numbers.
After Jio IUC Charges, Jio is offering four new IUC plans that also come with additional data benefits in order to ensure there is no increase in tariff for customers. — The Rs 10 plan offers 124 IUC minutes to Non-Jio numbers and 1GB additional data.— The Rs 20 plan offers 249 IUC minutes and 2GB data— The Rs 50 plan offers 656 IUC minutes and 5GB data— The Rs 100 plan offers 1,362 IUC minutes and 10GB data
Reliance Jio also announced a new Rs 333 plan offering 2GB data a day for 56 days, along with unlimited calls within the Jio network and 1000 minutes of Jio to Non-Jio calls. This would mean a daily expense of Rs 5.94 for the user. The closest existing plan with similar data benefits was for Rs 398 with 70-day validity, which meant a daily expense of Rs 5.68 for the user.