Reliance Jio’s decision to pass on the burden, of having to shell out 6 paise per minute to outgoing calls made to networks of other operators, to customers, has now resulted in both criticism as well as support for the company. The focus now is on the latter aspect. This has led to the creation and trend of the “ILoveJio” trend on micro-blogging site Twitter. There is also a separate trend called “India with Jio” that has also been randomly coming up amongst the top 10 Twitter trends.
Hence, if you are a Reliance Jio user, what is your reaction to the telco’s latest ruling of levying 6 paise for every outgoing call minute. Remember that this is applicable to call made from Jio to other networks only. This is not applicable to intra-Jio calls. As far as social media trends are concerned, check out below Twitter trends. A cross-section of Twitterati seem to be completely fine with the 6 paise per minute outgoing calls to other networks, but this section seemingly desires “digital freedom”.
#Jio is the reason for the internet revolution in India. @reliancejio proved to be a boon for the students like me. Initially people were ready to pay high amount for tariff plan but now having trouble for 6p/min. Irony is people are tweeting from jio network.#iloveJIO— Partho Das (@Partho_das007) October 10, 2019
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Digital India in true sense with Jio, it is fast, and budget friendly, Most trusted network guys I started my 4G network with Jio And I love jio#iloveJIO— 🚩Summy Pandey 🚩 💯 % फॉलो back (@Summy_pandey) October 10, 2019
At this point in time, the position of incumbent telcos such as Airtel and Vodafone-Idea is unknown, with respect to passing on the burden of having to pay IUC (of 6 paise per minute) to subscribers. For now, Jio has also come out a list of custom IUC-driven tariff plans that also offer additional data. These packs from Rs 10 – for prepaid users and offer 1GB 4G data with 124 minutes of free outgoing calls to other networks.