“Previously, when you bundled handset along with services the 14 or 11 per cent that an operator paid as licence fee got imposed on handsets.
Reliance Jio offer is clever marketing position… they are saying the handset price is effectively zero. So no licence fee, spectrum usage charge has to be paid on that. Government will have to look at what sale of price for zero means COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews.
Amazing how Jio is growing on other's margin.