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