The matter associated with the Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) has escalated quickly over the last few weeks and it reached its final moment once Jio announced that it’s progressing to charge for outgoing calls to alternative networks in a bid to hide the IUC charges it’s to pay to other operators. This definitely came as a shock to all or any Jio users and also the remainder of the medium industry. And in a bid to avoid panic among customers, rival operators Airtel and Vodafone have processed their intentions to their customers concerning an equivalent.
Vodafone plan was the primary to announce that it will not follow Reliance Jio and therefore, will not charge its customers extra for creating calls to alternative networks. Vodafone plan customers can still relish calls and connected advantages according to the plans they need purchased. Hence, if a subscriber has purchased associate expert pack that promises unlimited calls to any network, they will not be charged for calls to alternative networks.
Airtel, on the opposite hand, hasn’t confirmed whether it’s going to come back up with similar IUC charges as Jio within the future for its subscribers. However, the operator has same that the industry needs IUC charges thus on support the prices of the operators who still give services to most of the country with 2G services. Airtel says over four hundred million customers are serviced by 2G services and also the IUC costs help it to serve them even once the telecom business is incurring losses.