Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have reduced the time of ringing bells to 25 seconds on calls going out of their network. This decision has been taken by both the companies due to the increasing competition with Reliance Jio. Usually, the duration of the phone ringing at the time of the call is from 35 to 40 seconds.
TRAI asked for mutual solution
This step taken by both the companies is also aimed at reducing the cost of the Interconnect Use Charge (IUC) charged on the call as per the time of connection. Interconnect use charge is given on behalf of one network for services provided by other networks. Airtel has reduced the bell time on its entire network across the country, while Vodafone-Idea has implemented it only in some circles. Let me tell you, Telecom Regulatory TRAI had asked to find a solution among themselves before taking any decision in the matter of interconnect charge.
Customers may face problems
Airtel has informed the TRAI about this through a letter. Airtel said that it has decided to do the Duration of ringing the phone for 25 seconds. This decision has been taken after doing this on behalf of Jio. This can also cause problems for customers. Due to no clear instructions in this regard from the Regulatory, the company has no other option left.
Jio was accused of cheating
Let me tell you that the dispute of all telecom companies over the case of IUC was reached with the Telecom Regulator TRAI. Jio had accused Jio of cheating on behalf of Airtel to pay less money for connecting to other networks. Actually IUC is proposed to be abolished from January 2020. But it is still being reviewed by TRAI regarding its deadline.