Breaking Reliance Jio to charge for outgoing calls to other operators

Sam27

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End of days for users who were hooked on inter-operator calls for 1-3 hours. Days of miss-calls to receive a call back coming back. Days of old famous dialogue "balance khatam ho gaya" from your friend or relative also coming back.

My tasks are increased as I have to recharge for my whole family and now these additional recharges for Jio. If Airtel and Voda also follow the same, I have to do 5 additional IUP top-ups every month or two.
 

Bsnl Super User

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Promises are meant to be broken. 6p/min inter-network calls and this big hoopla of JIO looting. They aren't even asking for a fair price as of now. I think the plans are still highly underpriced, good old days of u/l calls are over because AirVoId will follow the suit very soon and considering the defensive stand JIO had taken lately with their fiber plans and now IUC, the great Indian telecom price war may have already taken its last breath.
 

webie

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Wow, bunch of people I see on this thread are such ungrateful people really. I'm more than happy to pay Jio those inter connect IUC charges really. I'm here to support Jio. Jio supported us.

  • They gave free calling data initially, has everyone forgot that?
  • They gave us VoLTE, ViLTE.
  • They made other providers to drop their prices.
  • They made other providers to rush their LTE network.
  • They made other providers to stop sucking your money. I guess everyone forgot their 300rs/gb plan with Airtel/VODA/Idea.
  • They gave us E-Sim (It's so helpful)
  • They made other providers submit and tap out.
  • They provided free calling and still do apart from IUC which they will stop once TRAI stops their BS with Cartel. Ask people living in US or for the matter of fact any country, people will give anything for these speeds, data, and price.
  • They gave such coverage. I love it. I use my Jio SIM in Gurgaon, Delhi, travelling from Delhi to Jammu and in Jammu. Never had a problem. They even installed booster for free in my locality once I complained abt low signals within 10 days.
  • They always followed up for network problems.
  • They are so transparent for IUC.
  • Remember people, do you guys want Jio to go out of business? coz if they do, you think airtel will let us enjoy current tarrifs?

Stop with this ungratefulness. Show some support! Jio gave us everything we wanted and the way we are treating them here or at twitter, you think they would continue with these kind of tariffs or they will think okay, we don't give a F, let's increase tariffs. These a**hats didn't supported us when we needed them at IUC time, why we support them. If you want them to go all corporate culture on you guys, alright, keep going.

People who are threatening to leave the network, could you guys do it quickly? I'm sure Jio will do just fine without these people who not only have issues paying 10 Rs (seriously!! 10 rs) , but hog the network with all their downloads.

You call Jio IUC BS? Try asking airtel/providers dafck are they charging that 35 rs min recharge for, They will throw BS on you, you probably never heard off.
 


v1rus

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  • They gave free calling data initially, has everyone forgot that?
  • They gave us VoLTE, ViLTE.
  • They made other providers to drop their prices.
  • They made other providers to rush their LTE network.
  • They made other providers to stop sucking your money. I guess everyone forgot their 300rs/gb plan with Airtel/VODA/Idea.
  • They made other providers submit and tap out.
  • They provided free calling and still do apart from IUC which they will stop once TRAI stops their BS with Cartel.

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Predatory pricing is considered anti-competitive in many jurisdictions and is illegal under some competition laws. However, it can be difficult to prove that prices dropped because of deliberate predatory pricing, rather than legitimate price competition. In any case, competitors may be driven out of the market before the case is ever heard.
 
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socrates

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You may have some valid points but my question is Reliance Jio to charge for outgoing calls to other operators
Also it seems to be an open brazen attempt to brow beat an institution created by the govt to toe IT's line. I am not sure some here have not thought thru the consequences of this. Very soon (as I have said in this thread) others will join the bandwagon. Many of us here are not cribbing about the quantum of raise but more on the principle of it. I wonder what other shareholders of this company think when the owner/chief of a company makes a promise (& the pet media goes to town about it) which in a few months is found to be untrue (so far temporarily, another promise).😋🥴 BTW they already claim to be making profits before this. We should not forget their backdoor entry in this space so this was expected. Some have not heard of the term oligopoly or cartel & consequences on the customer in that industry
 


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webie

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Okay, so are you saying Airtel was right to charge 300rs pr GB (+extra for sms/calls)? Are you saying Airtel was making only 10-20% of the data recharge 5 yrs ago? Everyone knew Airtel was looting whole India right or is it just me? Even if Jio saves me money for 5 years compared to Airtel looting us for our lifetime(if Jio didn't launch) I am okay with that.

Jio is not losing money in giving us those tarrifs, they are still making money. They want to setup their system here as what Verizon/at&t has in US, and then profits for customers, which I find to be a sustainable and profitable business model.

Stop being ungrateful.
 

webie

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You may have some valid points but my question is Reliance Jio to charge for outgoing calls to other operators
well today prepaid plans is 349,499 and whatnot. Jio include taxes in that, what if tomorrow Govt raises taxes on sales done by telecom providers, you think the prices will remain the same ?

Jio has long fought IUC charges with TRAI and cartel, and I have read articles about it from last 2 years, I am surprised Jio didn't started charging us last year and they subsidized till today.

Calls are still free. Once IUC goes away (which is a regulatory issue, means Govt, basically Cartel is forcing TRAI to not drop IUC charges as they have invested in 2G/3G networks, compared to Jio who went straight for LTE) the charges will go away too as Jio promised. No private company can be as transparent as Jio is being here.

And, No that wasn't a lie and even if they lie, that's not illegal, at best it can be called as unethical way of conducting a business(in customer's language , not Law language) which is not illegal nor a crime in legal terms.

Btw if it were to shareholders, they would want to increase price of Jio tariffs even further and make profits.
 

Dhiraj

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I agree with @webie

Let’s be fair guys. They are only charging 6 paise per minute. So a 1 hour call will only cost you Rs. 3.6.

Even if you make 50 short calls in a day, it’s going to cost you Rs.3 only. Compare that with the per second billing we had at AVOID, this is peanuts in front of that.

They had to take this step because somewhere , they have to turn profitable. We do not want them to suffer the same fate as Reliance Communications and others. After all , they are not here for charity and so is nobody else.

Maybe they had anticipated that IUC will be gone in 2 years and so they kept giving it for free but after the recent papers , they have decided to charge a small sum. If IUC becomes zero , they will take off the charge again.
 
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