Forced by Telecom regulator TRAI  tycoon Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio on Wednesday reported it will charge clients 6 paise every moment for voice calls made to opponent telephone systems, however will repay them by giving free free data.

In an announcement, Jio said the 6 paisa charge will stay set up till the time telecom administrators are required to pay opponents for cell phone calls made by their clients to other operator's network.

These charges are not pertinent on calls made by Jio clients to other Jio telephones and to landline telephones and calls made utilizing WhatsApp, FaceTime and other such stages. Approaching calls from all systems will keep on being free.

Telecom controller TRAI in 2017 had cut the alleged interconnect utilization charge (IUC) to 6 paise every moment from 14 paise and had said this system will end by January 2020. In any case, it has now glided a discussion paper to audit whether the system course of events should be expanded.

Since voice approaches Jio system are free, the organization needed to hold up under the Rs 13,500 crore installment made to adversaries, for example, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. To recoup the misfortunes made by the TRAI move, the organization has chosen to charge clients 6 paise every moment for each call they make to an opponent's system.

This will be the first occasion when that Jio clients will pay for voice calls.

Right now, Jio charges just for information, and voice calls to anyplace in the nation and to any system are free.

"...The consultation paper has created regulatory uncertainty and therefore Jio has been compelled, most reluctantly and unavoidably, to recover this regulatory charge of 6 paise per minute for all off-net mobile voice calls so long as IUC charges exist," the statement said.

For all recharges done by Jio customers from Wednesday, calls made to other mobile operators will be charged at the predominant IUC rate of 6 paise every moment through IUC top-up vouchers till such time that TRAI moves to zero end charge system.

"Jio will provide additional data entitlement of equivalent value based on IUC top-up voucher consumption. This will ensure no increase in tariff for customers," Jio said.

Jio will provide following Top-up vouchers to customers

Jio said it has, in most recent three years, paid different administrators like Airtel and Vodafone-Idea
almost Rs 13,500 crore as net IUC charges.