Telecos likely to discontinue “free incoming call” facility – Here’re the details

Telecos likely to discontinue “free incoming call” facility – Here’re the details
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New Delhi: After JIO entered the Indian telecom industry, mobile phone users started enjoying free outgoing calls apart from free incoming call facility. Users started paying only for data. However, this has adversely impacted the earning of the telecom firms.

According to the report published in Zee Business, now, telecom firm likely to discontinue “free incoming call” facility. If this decision is implemented, it will impact rural people as they depend on the free incoming call facility only.

It is also reported that most users of the rural area rarely recharge their mobile phone and due to this, telecoms’ Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) has dropped drastically.

To increase ARPU, telecom firms likely to start charging users for incoming calls soon. Some companies have already started recharge plans with validity. With the recharge of Rs. 35, users are getting validity of 28 days along with talk time of Rs. 26 and 100 MB data.