New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- Reliance Jio on Monday effectively hiked its basic monthly tariff plans to pass on the interconnect usage charges, that the telecom operator has to incur for calls made to rival networks, to users as it rages a fierce battle with the sector regulator over these charges.

The company had earlier offered a 28-day validity plan offering unlimited voice calls across networks and 2GB data per day for Rs.198. On Monday, the company said that a new Rs.222 plan would offer these same data benefits, unlimited Jio to Jio calls and 1000 minutes of calling for Jio to non-Jio numbers. This effectively translates to a tariff hike of Rs.24.

This comes less than two weeks after Jio announced that it would start charging 6 paise a m...