India, Oct. 10 -- Vodafone-Idea on Wednesday joined Airtel to criticise Reliance Jio for charging subscribers 6 paise per minute on voice calls to other networks. Describing the move as "an action of undue haste", the company said that the interconnect usage charge (IUC) was a settlement between the operators and that it did not concern consumer pricing. The operator also said that Reliance Jio's recent move to reduce ringing time could adversely impact the revenues of other operators.

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