Today, Mr.Mukesh Ambani has introduced their JioPhone at the Reliance AGM 2017. The JioPhone has been officially launched in India and it is the cheapest 4G Volte feature phone ever. This is a not a regular feature phone, as it has many smart features like Voice recognition, 4G services, Volte, NFC and more.
In India, there are over 75 crore mobile users out of which 50 crore feature phone users are left out of the digital revolution. Jio is trying to connect everyone to the Digital India and to achieve this they came up with JioPhone so, that it will bring Digital Freedom for all Indians.
Jio has always given too much to their loyal users and just like the last year when Jio launched their free calling and internet services for all. This year, Jio did it again by launching their JioPhone for Rs.0/- i.e, for Free!
If you are still wondering that how can it be totally free then I’ll clarify that; JioPhone is effectively free and you only have pay Rs.1500/- as a security fee to avoid any potential misuse, which will be 100% refundable after 3 years if you return the phone to the retailer.
When talking about the hardware and features of the JioPhone; there is not much much we know but some information is known to us like, it has a 2.4″ QVGA display, a numeric keyboard, torch, sd card slot, etc. Unlike others, JioPhone has some great features like Voice Recognition, Supports 22 major Indian languages, Live TV, GPS, 4G Internet Services, Advanced NFC Support for Easy Digital Payments and a Panic Button for Emergency Situations. Apart from these, if the user wants to experience Live TV on a big screen, ex, TV; then they can mirror the mobile screen onto any TV screen (whether it’s a Smart TV or an Old CRT TV) using the very affordable JioPhone TV cable.
As of now, this was all the information that was made available about the hardware and specifications of the JioPhone but wait! there’s more for you, with this effectively free JioPhone, some exciting tariff plans were also launched with it.
- JioPhone Plan – Rs.153/month for using everything unlimited on JioPhone itself.
- JioPhone TV-cable Plan – Rs.309/month if the user wants to watch TV on a large screen (TV).
- Sachets of Rs.24 for 2 days & Rs.54 for a week (Everything unlimited for both Sachets)
The Pre-Booking for the JioPhone will start from 24th August and shipping will start from September. Do let me know in the comments below whether you use a feature phone or not and if you are gonna buy it.