Jio, Vodafone Idea, Airtel get into Twitter battle; troll each other over 6 paise/min calling charges
New Delhi | Jagran Tech Desk: Reliance Jio, which recently announced that its customers will be charged 6 paise per minute for calling a non-Jio number, is receiving a significant amount of flank. The company has drawn a sharp reaction from its subscribers for its move.
However, its not just the fans who are trolling Jio over its U-turn. Now, other Telecom industries are also trolling Jio. Now, Vodafone Idea and Airtel are taking it to social networking platforms to troll each other over the issue.
“For some, unlimited means something else. For us, unlimited voice calls have always meant truly unlimited voice calls. Switch to Airtel now,” said Airtel in a clip it posted on Twitter.
For some, unlimited means something else. For us, unlimited voice calls have always meant truly unlimited voice calls. Switch to Airtel now. https://t.co/Xd7kpsF8ky#AbTohSahiChuno pic.twitter.com/eiiKGzmqs9— airtel India (@airtelindia) October 10, 2019
“When we say unlimited calling, we mean just that,” Airtel said in another Tweet.
However, Reliance Jio was quick to react to it. In one tweet, Reliance Jio says, “Who's taking the toll? #IUC #JioDigitalLife #LifeIsBeautiful #JioOnIUC” with the image that had the words Air Toll, referring to Airtel.
Vodafone Idea was also not behind and in a Tweet, the operator said, “Relax, there will be no charges on Vodafone calls to other networks. So keep enjoying what we promised you - truly free calls on Vodafone unlimited plans.”
Relax, there will be no charges on Vodafone calls to other networks. So keep enjoying what we promised you - truly free calls on Vodafone unlimited plans.— Vodafone (@VodafoneIN) October 10, 2019
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Jio attacked them as well and said, “Zero IUC; this idea can change your life. #IUC #JioDigitalLife #LifeIsBeautiful #JioOnIUC.”
These social media battles between the Telecom giants have turned weird but the social media users are surely enjoying it.
In case you didn’t know, Reliance Jio earlier this week announced dropping free voice calls for its subscribers. Now, Jio will charge Rs 0.06 per minute for voice calls made by its users to those who may be using Airtel or Vodafone Idea connections.
Jio also backed its charging, saying it paid nearly Rs 13,500 crore as IUC charges to rivals Airtel and Vodafone-Idea in the past three years. The additional charges are required to recover its losses.
"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," Jio said in a statement.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma