NEW DELHI: The wait for Reliance Jio feature phone—JioPhone—is over. Reliance Jio will open the pre-booking on August 24 at 5 pm, the company said in a release. The phone which is likely to disrupt not just the telecom but handset sector as well, will be effectively free of cost. Buyers will deposit a refundable fee of Rs 1,500 and then pay Rs 153 a month. JioPhone will be distributed on a ‘first come first serve’ basis to only those who pre-book starting from tomorrow.
One can pre-book JioPhone through online and offline channels. The offline channel comprises Jio retailers and multi-brand device retailers including the Reliance Digital stores network. The online channel includes the app MyJio and the company’s website jio.com.
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Pre-booking can be done against an amount of Rs. 500, which will be adjusted against the fully refundable, one-time, security deposit at the time of delivery. The remaining amount of Rs. 1,000 for security deposit needs to be paid at the time of delivery of the device. A JioPhone user can use the JioPhone for 36 months, and can get a full refund of the security deposit of Rs. 1,500 by returning the used JioPhone, the company said
Jio will provide free voice and unlimited data at Rs 153 per month. To fit every pocket, the company is introducing two sachets—a weekly plan for Rs. 53 and a 2-day plan for Rs 23—which provide similar value.
JioPhone will come pre-loaded with the Jio suite of apps for messaging, entertainment, etc. especially Jio TV which features more than 400 live TV channels as well as JioMusic and JioCinema, which give access to the latest in entertainment in multiple regional languages, the company release said.
It will also include some of the most popular instant messaging and social networking apps.
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