Jio network became publicly available for users in September 2016, with it killer pricing it made sure that competitors had to change to stay in the market, pitching in free calls and data it acquired users in millions within the first few months and became India’s fastest growing mobile network.
Yesterday, after almost 3 years Jio announced that it’ll be charging 6p/min for calls to other networks in the name of IUC, Interconnect user charge.
This is what the announcement read.
But the #JioUsers were not ready for it, this is not what they signed up for, in the launch event of Jio , Ambani told, “No Reliance Jio Customer Will Ever Pay for Voice Calls Again”.
Promises were broken and here’s how people reacted to this…
Jio is a lesson for all of us, it completely destroyed BSNL by its business tactics and rest is history. There is no free lunch in the world. Understand it!!!! Same will happen to all other PSUs. #RelianceJio pic.twitter.com/rSWzDC2KoH— RISHAV KUMAR (@rishav2787) October 10, 2019
Some came up with loopholes…
Recharge with ₹1699 before 12 am tonight and forget IUC charges for the next whole year. #RelianceJio— Doctor Roshan R (@pythoroshan) October 9, 2019
While some defended it…
Jio is charging 6 paise/Per minute .— K. Star 🌟 #BB13 ❤💝🌠♠ (@Bollywoodventu) October 10, 2019
Means 1 Rs only For 16-17 Mins Calls , what else you needed ??
Itna kaun bat karta hai vaise bhi…
India With Jio#JioUsers
Those who trending #BoycottJio, they should remember how other telecom companies were looting Indians before #Jio— Prakruti (प्रकृति) (@PrakrutiTweets) October 10, 2019
Before Jio, we paid ₹247 for 1 GB 4G Data now the same companies are giving you 1GB 4G/day at ₹149. Thanks to JIO.
Details for #JioUsers→ https://t.co/pKO4VhblPl pic.twitter.com/5lGizpHbFy