Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of the Reliance Industries announced the JioPhone, the company’s first VoLTE feature phone that is ‘Made in India’ at the company’s 40th AGM and also announced that Reliance Jio has crossed 125 million customers in 10 months of launch, this turns to adding 7 customers every second on average and has more than 100 million paying Jio Prime customers.
The phone has a 2.4-inch QVGA screen along with a Alphanumeric keypad, it has a 4-way Navigation key along with a microSD slot to expand storage. It comes with all the regular features like rear camera, torch light, FM Radio and comes with 22 major Indian languages and has voice commands call someone, reject a call, browse internet, open apps etc.
The device comes with built in apps like Jio Music, Jio Cinema and Jio TV. It comes with a emergency calling feature – long Press ‘5’ and your location and GPS data will be shared to your emergency contact which can useful in some situations.
You can long press ‘5’ in the keypad to call emergency number so your location including GPS data goes to your emergency contact. The Jio phone comes with features like NFC support, and tap-and-pay payments through UPI, credit and debit cards will be enabled through software update which are not available in most entry level devices.
What is the Recharge plan available for Reliance JioPhone?
The Jio Phone comes with a separate Dhan Dhana Dhan plan of Rs. 153 which gives unlimited data and calls for 1 month duration.
What is the price of JioPhone?
The Jio Phone is free “effectively” but initially you need to pay Rs. 1500 which is a security deposit which will be refunded after 3 years when you return the phone. This means, you can use the Jio Phone for 36 months and get a full refund of Rs. 1500 on returning the phone.
How much is the JioPhone TV Pack price and what do you get in it?
JioPhone TV pack is priced at Rs. 309 which comes comes with the option to stream Jio TV to any Television including Smart TVs and Non Smart TVs as well. This is possible using the JioPhone TV cable which lets you connect your Jio Phone to any TV and stream the Jio TV app on your TV. When used along with the existing Jio Dhan Dhan Dhan 309 pack that would allow users to watch almost 3-4 hours of videos daily, of their choice, on a large screen.
How to buy or pre-book Reliance JioPhone?
According to Reliance the beta testing for JioPhone will begin from August 15th and users can pre-book the device through My Jio app and Jio retailers from August 24th. The Jio Phone will be be available physically and start shipping to users from September and will be in a first come first serve basis.
The company is targeting to sell 50 crore Jio Phones in India and is said to start manufacturing a massive 5 millions devices per week from last quarter of this year. This is going to make the user base of Reliance huge as it already has 125 million customers at the moment after starting their service in September last year.