Reliance Jio has said that the limit on voice calling has been kept to avoid any kind of misuse. Read details here.
Reliance Jio has promised to offer free voice calling forever on its network. Yet, there is a limit on the number of minutes you can talk from the network, per day. Reliance has said that the limit has been kept with an aim to avoid any kind of misuse. Jio has put a limit to 300 minutes per day, according to some recent reports. However, the 300 mins for each day limit has been a part of Jio’s network for a while now. When a user buys a Reliance Jio recharge voucher, it says that the voice calls, including local and STD, is unlimited. However, there is the daily cap. Meanwhile, the limit is not valid for international calls as they fall under separate recharge plans.
Reliance Jio, in its recharge voucher terms and conditions, says that: “This Plan is intended only for personal use of included services. RJIL reserves the right to discontinue the free Voice benefits offered as part of this Plan in case of misuse/ fraudulent use/ unauthorised telemarketing and commercial use.” There is a cap on the messages you can send from the network. The limit stands at 100 SMS per day. This has been done based on TRAI regulations that put the limit to avoid potential misuse. The terms and conditions page reads as: “Commercial usage for this plan is defined as outgoing voice usage of 300 minutes per day or 1200 minutes for 7 days or 3,000 minutes per month (28 days), whichever is earlier.”
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Interestingly, it is not only Jio that puts the daily cap on calling and SMS on its network. Even Airtel, which offers unlimited voice plans, has a commercial limit attached to its network. Airtel has 4G data plans for recharges like Rs 149, Rs 244, Rs 349, and Rs 399. They all have some kind of free data and calling options. However, there is a limit based on fair usage policy. The terms and conditions page states the limit as: “1000 minutes of all Local and STD calls in a rolling seven-day period or 250 minutes (All Local + STD calls) in a single day, whichever is earlier.” These types of limits are also applicable on offers which include free Airtel to Airtel calls.
This type of limit can also be seen on the Vodafone network. For the 1 GB data offer, Vodafone’s terms and conditions read as: “Customers using more than 1000 minutes (local +STD) in any period of consecutive 7 days, will be charged at 30p per minute for rest of 7 days period.” Both Airtel and Vodafone start charging on their respective networks, once the limit is exceeded.