Reliance Jio transformed the telecom space majorly. With JioPhone, Mukesh Ambani is aiming to transform the feature phone space and counter other ‘dumb’ phone makers. Launched a week ago, JioPhone is effectively available for free (Rs zero) but the customers are required to pay a base amount of Rs 1500, which the company promises to refund back if the customer is unhappy with the handset and returns back. Well, if the JioPhone impress you much, you can opt for “Keep me posted” option so that you don’t miss out to pre-book the phone.
About the availability, JioPhone, as announced by the company head – Ambani at Reliance Industries annual general meeting will be available for beta testing from August 15 onwards. Pre-bookings will begin from August 24 and the phone will be available to everybody from September 2017. The date of which is still not revealed by the company.
Jio has now updated its official website – Jio.com so that you don’t miss out on a chance to pre-book the phone. There is no doubt that JioPhone will see heavy demand and the stock may go out of stock sooner than you can imagine. So, if you’re interested to get yourself a JioPhone, the company gives you a chance to keep yourself posted as soon as the registration for the JioPhone starts on August 24.
Here’s how to opt for “Keep me posted” option for JioPhone:
–Visit company’s official website – Jio.com.
–Click on the “Keep me posted” option display on the “Introducing India Ka Smartphone JioPhone” banner on the homepage.
–Fill the form with all your personal details – name, contact number, email ID, and Pin code.
— Check in to the terms and condition option.
— Click on submit.
Once you click on the submit option, the page will display “Thank you for registering interest!” and will also send you an email stating “Greetings from Jio! Thank you for your interest. We have received your details and our team will contact you shortly. Thank You, Team Jio.”
Like the network, JioPhone will possibly see a high demand. As per a latest report, Reliance Jio is expected to ship over 50 million JioPhones in the three months to the country. The report states, “Reliance Jio is going to bring in five crore JioPhones to India which it plans to sell in three months. The first few batches of the shipment have already arrived in India and at present are being dispatched to stores, “the report cites a source working close with Jio. “Jio is also ready with plan B if the uptake of JioPhone is not as per expectation. The company will come with another offer,” further adds the report.
About the price, the JioPhone is effectively free of cost – Rs ‘zero’ in Mukesh Ambani’s term. But, the customers will have to pay Rs 1500 as security deposit which will be refundable after 36 months on return of the phone. The customers will also have to take a plan of Rs 153 plan per month.
In terms of the confirmed specifications, the JioPhone comes with a 2-megapixel rear camera, 2.4-inch QVGA display, and a microSD slot for storage expansion. The phone is expected to be in two variants – one with dual SIM slot, and another one with single SIM slot. Further, about the processor, both Qualcomm and Spreadtrum confirmed that they have partnered with Jio to power the JioPhone. This probably makes it quite evident that JioPhone may come in two variants. However, the company is yet to confirm on the same.