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What is the full form of FUP?


FUP: Fair Usage Policy

FUP stands for fair usage policy. It is used by mobile network provides. As per this policy, the mobile network providers set a limit on the usage of internet data and call minutes. It helps prevent the overuse or misuse of services by some users that can interrupt services for other users. So, it makes sure the service is available to all users.

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FUP is mainly used in unlimited usage plans so that the users don't go beyond the prescribed limit. Even then if the limit is crossed, the internet speed is reduced. The companies offer top up options if the users want to use the service even after the limit is crossed. For example, the prepaid plans of Airtel, Vodafone, and Reliance jIo offer 1 GB, 2 GB data per day with FUP which means the internet speed will get slow once the given amount of data is used completely for the day. Thus, it intends to maintain quality of service for all users in the network and ensures resources are available for all users without any drops in speed. However, few broadband services claim that they do not have FUP. But still, you can clear your doubts before taking the connection.

Let us see some examples of Reliance Jio All-in-One prepaid offers that include FUP:

  • Reliance Jio Rs. 199 All-in-one plan: It offers 1.5 GB data per day, 300 FUP (fair usage policy) minutes for other networks, unlimited Jio to Jio calls and a validity of 28 days.
  • 249 Jio prepaid plan: 2 GB Data per day with FUP, unlimited Jio to Jio calls, 1000 FUP minutes for other networks, 100 SMS free and 28 days validity.
  • 555 Jio All-in-One plan: This plan comes with 1.5 GB data per day with FUP, 3000 FUP minutes to other networks, unlimited calls to Jio users, and a validity of 84 days.
  • 599 Jio All-in-one plan: It offers 2GB FUP data per day, unlimited calls to Jio users, 3000 FUP minutes to other networks and a validity of 84 days.

Similarly, other telecom companies like Airtel also uses FUP in their prepaid plans such as:

  • Rs 199 Prepaid Plan: It offers 1GB data per day with FUP and unlimited calls and a validity of 24 days.
  • 249 Prepaid Plan: It offers 1.5 GB data per day with FUP, unlimited calls and a validity of 28 days.
  • 398 Prepaid Plan: It comes with 3 GB FUP data per day, unlimited calls and 28 days validity.

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