Reliance Jio has promised to offer free voice calling forever on its network users from the launch and made a huge impact in the telecom industry by heavy media promotions. But now there is a limit on the number of minutes you can talk from the network per day. A report by TelecomTalk says that the company is limiting voice calls to 300 minutes per day for some users. The report notes that the reason for such a move is some users are misusing the service and using it for commercial purpose.
Some of Jio subscribers are using the services to make marketing calls and they are crossing the cutoff of 300 minutes per day. This is against Jio’s Terms and Conditions of its plans, which states that the plan is intended for personal use only.
Telecom Talk said that some users were making over 10 hours of voice calls, thereby falling into the category where 300 minute limit would be applied. So if someone starts using their personal Jio number for telemarketing or fraudulent calls and makes over 10 or 11 hours of call every day, then the voice call usage can capped. Otherwise the unlimited voice calling holds. It is also not yet known how a user will be able to remove his/her limit or check if they fall into black list. Jio also limited the number of SMS at 100 free SMS per day keeping with TRAI Regulations, which has put the daily limit to avoid misuse of unlimited text messages. Jio is not the only one who is limiting calling minutes as part of fair commercial usage. Rival Airtel also has some free unlimited voice calling plans, but all of these have a fair commercial limit attached to them.