- Reliance Jio phone available at effectively zero cost.
- Pre-booking will start on 24th August 2017
- Users will be able to connect Jio phone to any TV
Mumbai/Bhubaneswar: Mukesh Ambani on Friday launched 4G-enabled feature phone handset ‘Jio Phone’ priced free, at Rs. Zero.
Addressing the Reliance Industries Ltd’s (RIL) 40th annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai, Ambani said Reliance Jio will take a refundable Rs 1500 as security deposit which will be given back when the customer returns the used phone.
The Jio phone would be available for an effective price Rs 0.
Ambani said as many as 50 crore Indians with feature phones have been left behind by the Internet revolution.
On the Jio phone voice will always be free, second, the 50 crore feature phone users don’t even have access to the basic Internet. I believe today every young Indian should have access to information at his fingertips and that is what the Jio phone enables. – Mukesh Ambani
The feature phones will be available from August 15 i.e Independence day this year. He announced that it would be digital freedom for all feature phone users as Jio would give them access to unlimited data.
At a plan Rs 153 a month, it is only 3 per cent of the existing price putting an end to unaffordable data for all Indians forever, Ambani said.
Users will be able to connect Jio phone to any TV and not just smart TV but even the old CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs that you have.
Important Points to Consider about this Jio phone
- This 4G LTE phone will have 22 languages
- It will allow the users to make free calls
- Provide unlimited data access to all the users
- Available in beta from Aug 15
- Pre-booking will start on 24th August
- By September they will be available to everyone
- Priced effectively at ZERO
- Rs 1500 security deposit will be taken, which will be refundable whenever the customer returns the used Reliance Jio phone