TRAI sanctions Jio’s lifetime offer for free voice calls 

October 21, 2016, 3:49 pm
TRAI sanctions Jio’s lifetime offer for free voice calls 
TRAI sanctions Jio’s lifetime offer for free voice calls 

TRAI sanctions Jio’s lifetime offer for free voice calls 

Reliance Jio offers lifetime free voice calls to its subscribers. TRAI claimed that JIO did not break any guidelines and sanctioned the offer though the free data offer is valid only till the end of 2016.

Telecom operators, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and others approached TRAI on sanctioning free call service complaining the tariff plan to be predatory, discriminatory and non-compliant to present rules. According to the existing rules, Telecom operators are required to pay 14 paise per minute for each outgoing call from their network to the operator on whose network the user is calling.

Mukesh Ambani, last month with the arrival of Jio to the telecom world promised a welcoming unlimited free voice calls offer to all its subscribers.

It is found that the tariff plans filed with TRAI cannot be considered as IUC non-complaint, predatory and discriminatory, at present
TRAI letter to Telecom Operators
This (Trai’s letter) clearly establishes the fact that all the tariffs offered by RJIL are in compliance with the prevailing regulations. A key feature of RJIL’s tariff packs is free voice calling for Local, STD and National roaming for all times.
Jio reacted to TRAI’s letter

Jio is also providing unlimited 4G internet to its users till 31st December.

The revised offer of free services by Reliance Jio has been limited to 90 days i.e. December 3, 2016 and therefore is consistent with the guidelines on promotional offers

The Jio Welcome Offer will be available to all the customers for subscription till December 3, 2016 i.e. you will be able to enjoy unlimited HD voice & video calling, unlimited SMS, high-speed data and access to a host of Jio premium apps till 31st Dec, 2016.

RJIL aspires to provide the experience of Jio Digital life to all Indians and to achieve this it will continue coming up with more consumer friendly offers and plans to enhance the consumer experience
JIO statement