Reliance Jio will no longer offer complimentary data with top-up talktime vouchers. The company had introduced complimentary data benefits for off-net calls. Jio users used to get 1GB data for every Rs 10 spent on off-net calls. The company also offered 100GB complimentary data with the Rs 1,000 Talktime plan. Jio will no longer provide these complimentary data benefits to users. This comes after the Mukesh Ambani-led telco announced that it will no longer charge users an Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) for calls to non-Jio mobile voice calls. Let’s take a look at what the new Reliance Jio talktime plans offer.
Reliance Jio to no longer offer complimentary data with top-up talktime plans
Reliance Jio will no longer offer free data to users with its top-up Talktime plans. The company used to provide 1GB of complimentary data for every Rs 10 spent. It also provided users with 100GB of free data with the Rs 1,000 talktime plan. Similarly, users got 2GB, 5GB, 10GB, 50GB of free data with talktime vouchers priced at Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 500, respectively. Users were able to redeem these data vouchers within 90 days of the recharge. Users also needed an active plan to recharge with these complimentary vouchers.
Going forward, Jio will no longer give free data to users with the talktime plans, according to Only Tech. The move comes after the Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator made domestic voice calls free for Jio users starting January 1, 2021. “Honouring its commitment to revert off-net domestic voice-call charges to zero, as soon as IUC charges are abolished, Jio will once again make all off-net domestic voice calls free, starting 1st January 2021,” the company said in a statement.
Not providing complimentary data makes sense as the company no longer charges an IUC fee to users. Furthermore, both off-net and on-net calls to non-Jio users are free for Jio subscribers.
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