JIO (the mobile network operating company) took the telecom network by storm last September with their JIO sim card and its free and cheap data offers. While the competitors were struggling to match JIO’s plan rates, Mr. Mukesh Ambani founder of Reliance JIO announced its feature phone on Friday.
The surprising factor is that you can get the 4G phone with a deposit amount. So, it is time to add the word “JioPhone” to our mobile keyboard dictionary. There were announcements regarding 4G data as well, check out device features, data plans, available dates and so on.
JIO CHANGED PEOPLE LIVES
Reliance JIO since its opening always made a positive impact on its customers. It has changed Indian people lives in a better way. A youngster who is a JIO customer wrote, “It really changed the environment of my family, with the unlimited Internet, fast speed of 4G, I am able to download old songs for my mother to make her smile”). So yes, JIO is continuing to change people lives with their unbelievable offers.
INDIA KA SMARTPHONE ANNOUNCEMENT
Back in those days when Ambani gave a phone for just Rs. 500 or less, people went crazy. He does the same to the people by creating a master business plan to serve the vast majority of middle class citizens present in India. At the Reliance AGM meet, he announced the much rumored 4G feature phone. He named the device “India ka Smartphone” which has been introduced to everyone through the debutantes Mr. Akash and Ms. Isha Ambani (children of Mukesh Ambani).
DEVICE PRICE & DEPOSITS
The 4G feature phone equipped with interesting features will be available to the buyers at an “effective price” of Rs. 0. In order to buy yourself one, you have to provide a deposit amount of Rs. 1500 which will be returned back after 3 years. This is certainly a creative idea by Mr. Mukesh Ambani and no doubt it created goosebumps to the fellow 4G device making competitors.
4G PHONE FEATURE, RELEASE AND OTHERS
The device will be available to the customer on pre-booking basis initially. Reliance JIO confirmed that the beta version of the phone will be available this Independence Day, August 15 and the pre-booking will open from 24th of August on wards through the MyJio and Jio offline stores as well. Customers who pre-booked the product by August will received the phone by September 2017 on a first come first serve basis.
The device will be preloaded with JIO specific apps and with common feature phone specification like the Torchlight, FM Radio, and others. Take a look at the below screenshot of the device specifications from the event.
JioPhone Data Plans
JIO provides unlimited data plans at an affordable rate, data includes free voice and SMS services as well. Either pay Rs. 153 per month (high-speed data FUP is 500 MB per day) or Rs. 309 per month to get added advantages like mirroring your mobile screen with the TV. Minimum duration data plans are also available, which you get at Rs. 24 for two days, or Rs. 54 for 7 days.