Jio may soon make changes in tariff plans: Report

By October 15th, 2016 AT 7:49 AM

Jio is gearing up to bring some changes to its tariff plans. As per a report by Times of India, Telecom regulators have been seeking clarification from Jio for its free voice calling schemes. After making the changes, Jio will be reporting them to TRAI for submission.

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The report states that TRAI officials allegedly met Jio executives to scrutinize the tariff plans submitted by the operator. The current Jio plan varies from the Rs 1.20-per-minute voice tariff plan filed by Jio. An incognito source commented on the fiasco and said,“The issue is under discussion,”

By the telecom tariff order, which was introduced by the TRAI in 2004, telecom operators are not allowed to launch tariffs below the Interconnect User Charge (IUC). Currently, the IUC rate is 14 paise per minute in contrast to Jio’s free voice calling plans.

Other Telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea Cellular have also accused Jio of engaging in predatory practices by offering free voice calling. These telcos have reiterated that they are incurring losses due to the increasing traffic asymmetry. Also, the telcos have are taking a stand for the termination of IUC limit.

Regarding the issues between other telcos and Jio, the report suggests that TRAI does not find any merit in the allegations because Jio is a debutant with a small market share. Interestingly, on its SIM card brochures, Jio has printed two paise-per-second call plan.

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Mandar Sherbet
Mandar Sherbet

Some of the newer tariff plans announced by all existing operators over the last one month or so, are really very mouth-watering. I just hope that they continue with these tariff plans post December’16. Jio will continue to be my primary Data service provider till end of December. The currently announced tariff plans (with bundled WiFi Data) of Jio don’t suit me well. Hence I would switch back to my previous service provider, i.e. Tata DoCoMo 3G, or might opt for Idea 4G. Unless ofcourse Jio announces new 4G Data-specific tariff plans, without bundled WiFi Data, hopefully with better 4G… Read more »

Madhesh Kumar
Madhesh Kumar

Yes it is, there are only few places in Chennai where Jionet Wifi is available.

Deb
Deb

this story is like “jio is going to launch……”…like the old days….nothing is going to change…

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