The Reliance owned company Jio has announced that making calls from a Jio number to non Jio numbers will be free which ends the interconnect usage charges on domestic calls.
According to IndiaTimes:
“As per company’s claims, Jio had assured users that they’d only continue charging until TRAI abolished the IUC charges. And now, it has gone ahead and made off-network voice calls free again. “
Airtel Leading in Subscribers
The decision to make domestic calls free comes in after a huge drop for new monthly subscribers for Jio. Bharti Airtell has led the way for new subscribers by adding 28.99 lakh compared with Jio adding 18.64 according to TRAI.
In the month of October, TRAI data showed that Airtel had 3.67 new wireless subscribers compared with 2.2 million from Jio.
Data shows Bharti Airtel now has 330.28 subscribers in November which is still much lower than Jio.