Effecting from 10th Oct 2019, Jio will charge 6paise/minute if you are calling on Non-Jio numbers i.e. on Airtel or Voda-Idea numbers. Whereas Jio to Jio will still be Free calling.
It is as per the policy of regulatory authority TRAI changes of IUC – mobile to mobile calling charges. For a relief, mobile to landline will always be free.
As of now, it is not clear that these charges will be followed by other telecom operators until TRAI withdraws it.
Over the past three years, Jio has paid Rs13000 Cr. to other operators, monthly it is paying Rs200 Cr. to other operators. Now Jio is in no mood to bear this burden and finally passed it on to customers.
Good News- The good news is that finally after a lot of suggestions and meetings TRAI has come up with a solution of eliminating these charges from 1 Jan 2020. So Jio will charge it up to 31 Dec 2019.
To give some relief to its customers Jio will compensate these charges with additional Data or Talktime.