Reliance Jio stops offering complementary data with top-up Talktime vouchers. Jio has started giving complimentary data benefits for off-net calls. Jio users used to get 1GB of data for every Rs. 10 spent on off-net calls. The company also offered 100GB of complementary data with the Rs. 1,000 Talktime plan. Jio will now stop offering these complementary data benefits to its users. This comes after the Mukesh Ambani-led telco announced that it will no longer charge its users an Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) for calls to non-Jio mobile voice calls. Let’s have a look at what Reliance Jio’s new Talktime plans offer.
Reliance Jio no longer offers Free Data Vouchers with Talk Time Plans
On 31st December 2020, Reliance Jio announced that it would again begin offering unlimited off-net voice calls as the zero IUC regime kicks in the telecom industry. When Jio began restricting off-net calls with all the prepaid plans and started charging 6 paise per minute with talk time plans, it provided complimentary data vouchers to the users. For instance, Jio users received 1GB of data voucher for every Rs. 10 spent on off-net calls.
Reliance Jio’s talk time plans of Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000, offered up to 100GB of complementary data. But now, these come with free talk time only. The Rs. 1,000 Jio Top-Up plan from Jio now gives just Rs. 844.46 talk time benefit.
Reliance Jio no longer offers Voice Calling Benefit with 4G Data Vouchers
Just like the Jio Top-Up or Jio TalkTime plans, the company updates its 4G Data Vouchers priced at Rs. 11, Rs. 21, Rs. 51 and Rs. 101. The Rs. 11 4G Data Voucher from Jio offered 75 minutes of Jio to non-Jio calls, whereas the Rs. 101 data voucher offered 1,000 minutes of Jio to non-Jio voice calls. In addition to adding the voice calling benefit, Jio also doubled the data benefit. For example, the Rs. 11 4G Data Voucher used to come with just 400MB of data benefit, but it now offers 800MB of data.
As per the newest development, Jio didn’t do any alteration to the data benefit of its 4G Data Vouchers, but it stopped the non-Jio calling benefit. Most essentially, these are just data vouchers now without voice calling minutes.