Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls: Jio New Plans Announced October 2019

Ahead of the Diwali festival, Reliance Jio launched three new mobile recharge plans with rates beginning from 222 monthly. The new plans come with 2GB free daily data, along with free unlimited Jio to Jio voice calls and 1,000 minutes of Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls. Under the new Jio All-In-One plans, Jio customers will not have to buy IUC top-up vouchers for making voice calls to other operators.

Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls

Jio’s new 222 recharge plan for Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls:

Free Jio to Jio calls. 1,000 minutes of Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls. After 1,000 minutes you are charged at the IUC rate of 6 paise per minute.

2GB/day high-speed data. Thereafter, unlimited at 64 Kbps.

100 SMS/day and complimentary subscription to Jio Apps.

Validity – 28 days (1 month)

Jio’s new 333 recharge plan for Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls:

Free Jio to Jio voice calls. Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls for 1000 minutes. Thereafter, IUC calls are charged at 6paise per minute.

2GB/day high-speed data. Thereafter, unlimited at 64 Kbps.

100 SMS/day and complimentary subscription to Jio Apps.

Validity – 56 days (2 months)

Jio’s new 444 recharge plan for Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls:

Free Jio to Jio calls. Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls up to 1,000 minutes, after which it is charged at 6 paise/minute.

2GB/day high-speed data, thereafter unlimited at 64 Kbps.

100SMS/day and a complimentary subscription to Jio Apps.

Validity – 84 days (3 months)

Jio’s new 555 recharge plan for Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls:

Free Jio to Jio calls. Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls up to 1,000 minutes, after which it is charged at 6 paise/minute.

2GB/day high-speed data, thereafter unlimited at 64 Kbps.

100SMS/day and a complimentary subscription to Jio Apps.

Validity – 84 days (3 months)

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Current situation of Jio IUC:

These new plans are introduced after the social media storm raised by netizens after October 10th. On that day, Jio announced IUC charges, i.e. Interconnect Usage Charges. In brief, this is a price that Jio has to pay to other vendors like Airtel when someone calls from Jio to Airtel. This IUC charge was till 10th October paid by Jio themselves, which they claimed are about Rs. 13k crores. But it went too heavy to bear for them and to force TRAI to make IUC charges at zero paise/min, they started charging the users.

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Moreover, Jio also offered 1GB free data for every Rs. 10/- spent on IUC recharge. But this hurt the expectation of Jio users nonetheless, and finally, Jio New Plans Announced October 2019 with Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls packs. However, users already under before-IUC plans are sparred until their next recharge.

Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls

Jio Current Plans including IUC vs Jio All-In-One Packs Comparison:

Name 2GB/Day (Current) All-in-one (New) 1.5GB/day (Current) All-in-one (New) 2GB/day (Current) All-in-one (New) 2GB/day (Current) All-in-one (New)
Price 198+10 222 349+10 333 448+10 444 498+10 555
Calls Jio to Jio unlimited+ Rs.10 IUC top-up Jio to Jio unlimited+ 1000 minutes Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls Jio to Jio unlimited+ Rs.10 IUC top-up Jio to Jio unlimited+ 1000 minutes Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls Jio to Jio unlimited+ Rs.10 IUC top-up Jio to Jio unlimited+ 1000 minutes Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls Jio to Jio unlimited+ Rs.10 IUC top-up Jio to Jio unlimited+ 1000 minutes Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls
Data 2GB/day 2GB/day 1.5GB/day 2GB/day 2GB/day 2GB/day 2GB/day 2GB/day
SMS 100/day 100/day 100/day 100/day 100/day 100/day 100/day 100/day
Validity 28days 28days 70days 56days 84days 84days 91days 84days

Is Jio doing it right?

Free Jio to Non-Jio Calls

Under the current situation, Jio has 3 types of users with 3 different kinds of recharge plans.

  • Those who recharged before 10th October, who are under no IUC charges and are enjoying all the drama and can wait until the situation settles.
  • Those who already recharged with Rs. 10/- or more IUC charges and are disappointed with Jio. Of course, after already paying for the plans, they’ll have to continue recharging with IUC top-ups until their plans are over and they can opt for the All-In-One plans.
  • Those who are already under All-In-One plans.

This is a big confusion created by Jio in the userbase, and not many of them are happy about it. Well, only time will tell how Jio handles the situation as the competitors are making the most of it!

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