Reliance JioPhone is the 4G-ready feature phone that comes with lot of features and apparently, you do not need to shell out a single paisa on the phone. The phone will be available at an effective price of 0. The phone will be launching on August 15 which Ambani says “Digital Freedom” for feature phones.
This move is considered as a massive blow to other telecom networks in the country which will create deadlock in the telecom ecosystem. JioPhone is Mukesh Ambani’s effort to monopolize the nation’s telecom space which is now dominated by Airtel. The phone will be available for pre-ordering starting August 24 which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Mukesh Ambani calls the new JioPhone as ‘India ka smartphone’. The JioPhone will come at an effective price of Rs 0. This means, you can buy the phone at Rs 1500, which will be refunded after 3 years.
Hot to Buy JioPhone
If you wish to buy the JioPhone, you will need to pre-book the phone when the registration window opens on August 24. You can pre-book the phone in either of the two ways – one, by visiting the MyJio app on your phone or you can also go to the nearest Reliance Jio retailer.
So, interested people can buy the JioPhone by paying Rs. 1500 upfront, which will be refunded after three years, as per RIL chairman & MD Mukesh Ambani. He said that the Rs 1500 is only a security deposit, only to “avoid any potential misuse of data” Additionally, the JioPhone is entirely designed by Indian engineers and made in India. He ensures that 5 million phones will be available every week all over the country.
JioPhone users will have to pay just Rs 153 a month, including the cost of the phone. There will be a weekly plan of Rs 54 and a two-day plan of Rs 24 with all the same features. The phone will also offer an innovative cable link to television to help users view content on a big screen at home. Users will need to buy the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan package of Rs 309 to get the extra data needed for this.
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