Friday, Reliance Jio once again sets the market on fire by launching a feature phone having a price tag of Rs zero. The customer has to pre-book the phone from company’s official website Jio.com and while taking it from the store an amount of Rs 1500 is to be deposited which is refundable after three years. The launch give away free Jio services like the voice call, SMS, access to Jio applications and unlimited data having a speed limit up to 500MB with just a recharge of Rs 153.
Reliance Jio has set up their website for pre-booking of the phone. Though August 24 was already revealed as the pre-booking starting date, the distribution of JioPhone would be on the basis of first come first served. To get the phone earliest, user have to do the booking at its early stage.
To apply for pre-booking, the customer needs to visit Jio.com where “Keep me posted” banner is needed to be clicked which would open the registration form. The customer should fill the required details correctly after which a confirmation email would be sent by the company.
Targeting to release 5 million Jio phones every week, Mukesh Ambani announced two prepaid plans along with the gadget. Having a validity of 28 days, the two plans have a cost of Rs 153 and Rs 309 respectively. Though both the plans give the same services of free voice call, SMS but user applying for Rs 309 recharge would have the facility of mirroring Jio Phone to any TV while users of Rs 153 recharge would have a speed limit up to 500MB.
For users who are not concerned about the monthly recharge, Mukesh Ambani has released Rs 24 pack for two days while Rs 54 recharge give the validity of a week. But unfortunately these schemes only limit to the Jio phone users and not with the normal Jio customers.
Having a connectivity of 4G VoLTE users would have access to Jio apps. Though recharge is essential to run the apps but the company made this possible for the user who still rely on featured phones. WhatsApp is not supported at present situation but the user has the permission to enjoy other apps including Facebook. The phone is a stand for Digital India and cashless India as it allows feature phone users to make payments through linked bank accounts via UPI or through POS machines instead of a debit card.