Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani today launched a new 4G enabled Jio feature phone in company's annual general meeting held at Mumbai on 21st July. There were already talks in the tech world about this launch and here it is with a bang! New Jio Phone is said to be one of the most intelligent feature phone with latest technologies embedded in it.
You can buy jio phone at Rs. 1500 from MyJio app, Jio official website, Jio digital stores or online shopping sites like flipkart, amazon. Booking will start on 24th August. JioPhone Smartphone will cost you Rs. 1500 as a security deposit. You can book it from many sources as listed above. We will update the pre-booking links below as soon as we get them.
Buy before you buy jio phone you need to be aware about the fact that you will also get free Jio phone sim with it that will work for that phone. Later you might be able to use normal Jio 4g sim but at the time of purchase you will get Jiophone with it's sim and you can activate Rs. 153 plan to get started.
Now before going ahead let's talk about the pricing of the JioPhone. Jio 4G feature Phone is practically priced Rs. 1500 but you technically you will get it for "FREE". Yes you read it right, you will own Jio 4G Phone for free of cost and here is the explanation.
Last Updated : 24-08-2017
#Update 1: Jio Feature Phone Pre Booking started. - Check My Jio App / Jio.com (Starting from 24th August - 5:30PM)
#Update 2: You might have to pay just Rs. 499 as security deposit.
Steps To Pre Book JIO Feature Phone :
There are Three ways to Book Jio Phone By My Jio APP ,Jio website or jio retailer store. Here we give you steps to buy from my jio app so please follow the steps.
- Open my JIO App and sign In the app.
- Now on Home screen go to My Vouchers.
- Now Click Buy Now button or click Jio phone banner.
- Now enter mobile number and Pin code where want to deliver .
- Now Pay Rs 500 via payment medium and you successfully done your booking.
- Now when Phone deliver you have to Pay Rs 1000 and you successfully receive you phone .
Proof Of Booking :
How Jio 4G Phone is Free of Cost?
Reliance Jio is famous for their unexpectedness and this time they announced that the Jio 4G feature phone will come with an "effective" price of Rs 0 (Rupees Zero). But in order to avoid unethical usage, Jio will take 100% refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500 and this amount will be refunded to the customer after 3 years.
Now you must be wondering how Reliance will earn if they are technically giving away it for free?
Here is the catch,
The customer who gets Jio Phone will give Rs. 1,500 initially plus Rs. 153 per month for new plan. Due to such a low cost and high end features it will definitely gather huge customer base and hence every one will be using their phone as well as their mobile network with monthly plans. Bohot dur ki sochi hai bhaiyo ;) :P
Jio New Phone Specifications
|Jio Phone Specs||Features||Details|
|Sale Date||24th August, 2017|
|Camera||Rear Camera||2 MP|
|Operating System||KAI OS|
Apart from these Jio phone will be packed with all Jio premium apps and benefits of Jio mobile network like free data and calling.
Top Features of Jio New Phone
- Voice Commands: New Jio mobile Phone will follow your voice commands. During the annual general meeting, tutorial for how users can use voice commands to do various tasks like calling, opening apps, etc was demonstrated.
- Supports 24 Indian Languages: By this feature you can simply guess the idea behind the slogan "India ka intelligent smartphone". This phone will support 24 Indian languages which will definitely cover huge customer base across India.
- Unlimited 4G Data: With a monthly plan of Rs. 153 users will get unlimited 4G internet data offer same like the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer.
- Unlimited Free Voice Calling: Apart from unlimited data, Jio phone users will also get unlimited free voice calling offer.
- SoS Alert: In an emergency you can long press the keypad button 5 to send your exact location the the concerns.
Bonus Feature: You will soon be able to do NFC Payments using your new Jio Phone. This feature will be introduced later this year with a software update. Don't know what is NFC payment? Checkout this YouTube video for simple explanation.
Plans for Reliance Jio Phone Users
|Jio Phone Plans||Jio Phone Offers|
|Rs. 153 / month||Unlimited 4G Data
|Rs. 54 / week||Unlimited 4G Data
|Rs. 24 / 2 Days||Unlimited 4G Data
|Rs. 309 Jio Cable TV||Unlimited Jio Cable TV for 1 month|
Details about Rs. 153 Jio Phone Plan
- Price: Rs. 153
- Talktime: Unlimited (no conditions)
- Validity: 28 days
- Local, STD, Roaming Call Rates: Free of cost
- 4G Data: Unlimited
- Daily FUP Limit: 500 MB
Hindi Video about jio phone :
Frequently Asked Questions About Reliance Jio Mobile Phone
How do I pre-book Jio Phone available at 0 Rs ?
New Reliance Jio phone will be available from 15th August for beta testing purpose, and later will be available for pre-booking from 24th August. You can book either from the MyJio app or Jio digital stores. In meeting, Mukesh Ambani confirmed that there will be 5 million JioPhone units that will be available every week and delivery will start in September.
Can we use WhatsApp on a Jio phone?
Currently No, since Whatsapp do not have application built for this operating system but soon you will definitely find an app from Whatsapp. Another reason is that since, in the meeting their was a demonstration of Facebook app and as Whatsapp is Facebook property so you might soon get whatsapp on JioPhone.
How will the Jio Phone Cable TV service work?
Jio phone cable TV service allows you to enjoy the complimentary applications that jio provide to smartphones, in the newly launched jio 4G phone. With the 309 base plan, users get free access to jio apps like JioCinema, JioTV, etc. These customers will get to view these contents (music/tv/movies) in their TV’s using a cable compatible with old and new televisions as well. The cable is meant exclusively for jio phone subscribers.
Does the new Jio phone support WiFi, and does it have a hotspot facility?
Yes, Jio phone does have WiFi facility but as per the recent sources it will not have hotspot facilty. Although in AGM it was mentioned that you can connect your TV to the phone and watch all the channels through Jio cable TV app. This means without making it a hot spot it is not possible to connect your TV to it. Therefore the phone has to support the hot spot feature.
But some sources are telling that it will be possible using additional device which will be attached with your phone and then with TV via HDMI cable. Also one tech website leaked the interface of Jio Phone which they got for beta testing and it shows WiFi Hotspot feature.
Can I use a Jio phone with my other network SIM card?
No you cannot. Jio Phone may or may not be dual SIM phone so you can use other SIM in second SIM slot if they built that variant.
Online Jio Phone Booking
So currently their are two most probable ways with which you can pre-book Jio 4g phone but soon you might also get new jio phone at your favorite online shopping sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, etc.
- My Jio App: Most probably you will get an option to book new Jio phone using MyJio app just like you were booking jio 4g sim.
- Jio Digital Stores: Reliance Jio Digital mini stores will definitely be one of the source to buy Reliance Jio 4g phone.
Also you will be able to purchase it directly from Jio's official website www.jio.com and soon on various eCommerce websites like Amazon and Flipkart.