Reliance officially unveiled JioPhone for Rs Zero in India

Reliance officially unveiled JioPhone for Rs Zero in India

Reliance officially unveiled JioPhone for Rs Zero in India

As we are all waiting for their next big announcement, finally Mukesh Ambani announces the first feature phone with 4G LTE and VoLte support.

On Reliance Industries' telecom arm, Reliance Jio Infocomm, the RIL CMD said team Jio has stunned the world, over delivering on "the 100 million target I had set for them". To begin with, one needs to pay a security deposit of Rs 1,500.

The caveat is that subscribers would pay Rs 1,500 upfront, which would be fully refundable after three years. Yes, you read that right. Of course, Reliance Jio has its own chat platform, JioChat, so perhaps it sees the opportunity in reaching an audience that hasn't adopted WhatsApp already? And 14 years before that, in 1983, Reliance Industries had issued bonus shares in the ratio of 3:5.

Does a user need to recharge his Jio phone regularly for being eligible for a refund?

The JioPhone launch seems to be following a similar pattern, and we're left to wonder what other fine print is going to turn up in the next couple of days. While the phone itself won't be able to handle these services directly, you can purchase an optional cable for the device and plug it into the television. That besides the fact, that it will effectively cost Rs 0, or nothing. Price has still not been finalised. The availability will be served on first come first serve basis, from their established Jio stores. India's 4G coverage will be more than it's 2G coverage.

Can Jio Phone user opt for Jio Prime? JioPhone is voice-enabled that supports 22 Indian languages.

“India has overtaken the US and China in mobile data usage,” says Mukesh Ambani
“India has overtaken the US and China in mobile data usage,” says Mukesh Ambani

Another superb addition to the JioPhone is the voice assistant.

It is a solution developed by Jio's team using KIA OS.

"Before the launch of Jio, sceptics said that VoLTE is an unproven technology globally but we proved them wrong by enabling Jio users to make unlimited voice calls from anywhere to everywhere in India absolutely free", said the RIL Chairman. There will also be Rs. 24 Jio plan with 2-day validity, and Rs. 54 recharge with 7-day validity. It adds value for customers, especially in remote areas with no cable TV and DTH. Through voice commands, the phone can perform basic tasks such as making calls, listening to music and even browsing the internet among others. Some of the Jio applications are also present in the phone.

The JioPhone is Reliance's attempt at cornering rural users, low-income users who still haven't migrated to smartphones.

Reliance Jio 4G phone Specifications: The phone comes with 2.4 inches QVGA display. There is also FM Radio, Torchlight, Ringtones, Phone contact and Call History.

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