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Reliance Jio Now Offering Unlimited Calling To Any Network: No More IUC Charges
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Reliance Jio Now Offering Unlimited Calling To Any Network: No More IUC Charges

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Reliance Jio has removed the Interconnect Usage Charge(IUC) giving New Year gifts to subscribers.

The country’s telecom giant Reliance Jio has removed the Interconnect Usage Charge IUC giving New Year gift to consumers. Now users will be able to make unlimited calling on any network as before 1 January 2021. At the same time, the company says that we have fulfilled the promise of giving unlimited calling, although the step of removing the IUC charge has been taken after the order of TRAI.

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Prepaid plans of Reliance Jio

Over the last one year, Jio users complained regarding the FUP limit on the non-Jio/off-net voice calls. Reliance Jio has some prepaid plans listed in the ‘Others’ section such as Rs 129, Rs 329, and Rs 1,299. These three plans are aimed at the users who want a long validity prepaid plans on a budget. Jio’s Rs 129 prepaid recharge now comes with unlimited voice calling to any network without any FUP limit, 2GB of 4G data, and 300 SMSes valid for 28 days. The same plan is being offered by Airtel and Vodafone Idea at Rs 149.

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On the other hand, the Rs 329 prepaid plan now comes with 6GB of 4G data, unlimited voice calling, and 1000 SMSes valid for 84 days from the date of recharge. Lastly, we have the Rs 1,299 prepaid recharge with 336 days validity, 24GB data, unlimited voice calling, and 3600 SMSes. Airtel and Vi provide Rs 379 recharge, which is similar to the Rs 329 prepaid plan of Jio.

As you can see, Jio’s prepaid plans are cheaper than those of Airtel and Vodafone Idea. Even with the unlimited combo plans, Jio has the upper hand. The 1.5GB data per day plan for 28 days from Jio costs Rs 199, and the same from Airtel and Vi are priced at Rs 249. Similarly, the Rs 598 plan from Bharti Airtel offers 1.5GB data per day for 84 days and Jio is offering the same plan for 84 days.

Since 2016, Reliance Jio was the best-prepaid operator, but that has changed after introducing the FUP limit on off-net calls last year. Now, Jio is back into the game and it will be interesting to see how Jio performs in January 2021 in terms of subscriber additions.

Notably, Reliance Jio was the first operator to implement Inter Connected Charge (IUC) on 31 December 2019. IUC minutes are the minutes that users use for calling other networks.

Live gaming tournament

Jio (Reliance Jio) is going to launch Gaming Master, an online gaming tournament. Jio will launch this gaming tournament in partnership with chipset making company MediaTek. This will be a 70-day online gaming tournament, for which prize money of Rs 1.250 lakh has been announced. The grand finale winner of the game will be given a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh.

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Tournament registration went live

This online gaming tournament will feature Garena’s battle royal Game Free Fire. To play this online game you have to register yourself. Tournament registration has been made live on the Jio game platform, where users will be able to register by 10 January. The tournament will begin on 12 January. The Grand Finale will be held on 1 March. Free Fire Gaming Master is a three-stage tournament and 24 teams will participate in the grand finale of the game.

The first stage will be Duo, with 32 qualifiers taking part daily. Out of this, about 20 Duo teams will qualify for the Grand Finale. The second stage will be solo. It will have 12 qualifiers daily. After the playoffs, the top-8 players and four teams will qualify for the grand finale. The final stage will be the Grand Finale. 24 teams will participate in it.

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