Last year, JIO network was claimed as a threat to other carrier networks (Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, etc.). This brought down all these carriers in users as well as growth by providing everyone free Internet and Roaming free Calling all over India and much more offers. This added to the breaking down the price of Calling and Data packs by other companies. We saw the next level of revolution in the Communication Industry brought by Jio which is run by Akash Ambani, son of RIL Industrialist Mukesh Ambani. In July, JIO announced its new Featured JioPhone; this time it may harm other smartphones with its cost of just Rs 1500 and great features and value for money plans.
Reliance Jio entered the market last year with the motive to unite our country and making India one of the biggest hub of Internet users globally. JioPhone is 4G feature phone and can be a threat for other smartphones whose pre-booking starts today, 24th August at 17:00 IST.
How to pre-book JioPhone?
Reliance Jio will begin taking pre-bookings for its much anticipated JioPhone later today on their official website, Company’s own retail store and MyJio App. For pre-booking customers need to pay a small booking amount of Rs 500 with your Aadhaar Number and the balance Rs 1000 is to be paid at the time of delivery which is to start in the first week of September.
JioPhone has been an ambitious project for Jio as its targets over 100 million units to be shipped in the first year. What adds up to this phone is its low price which is also a Security Deposit to avoid misuse of data. Some Rs 1500 will be refunded later after three years which will “effectively” cost you Rs 0.
JioPhone is a much-advanced version of other feature phones with its inexpensive price and built-in 4G VoLTE support and smartphone like features which makes it stand apart.
“JioPhone will arrest the decline of feature phone segment and eventually accelerate upgrades within the feature phone segment. This will impact the sales of sub $50 smartphone segment which are now contributing to almost 3 per cent of smartphone shipments in 1H 2017,” said Shobhit Srivastava, Research Analyst, Mobile Devices and Ecosystem at Counterpoint Research.
Screen Size: 6.09cm (2.4)
|General Features|| |
Operating System: KAI OS
Processor (CPU): 1.2GHz Dual Core
Capacity: 2000 mAh, Li-Po
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Internal Memory: 4GB
Rear Camera: 2MP
Music Player: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, WB-AMR, MIDI, OGG
Operating Frequency: BAND3(1800)/BAND5(850) LTE-TDD BAND40(2300)
22 official Indian languages- Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri,
|Voice Assistant|| |
Voice enabled search (English, Hindi) Compose SMS, Search on Google. Open app, call connect
|Other Features|| |
Torch, Contact Import via Gmail
This feature lets you use your phone without stressing your fingers by just your voice in Hindi as well as English. You can search on Google with the help of voice assistant and call and send SMS to people.
Connect to TV:
This lets you connect your JioPhone to any TV with JioMediaCable to give a bigger and better viewing experience and project on TV for Rs 309 per month. With 1GB of Hi-Speed Data, you can view TV channels for more than an hour.
Enjoy these pre-loaded MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema, JioChat, JioMusic, JioXpressNews Apps to let you use them according to usage and makes your life easy and convenient.
With wireless FM-Radio, you can tune into your favorite Radio Station even if you are not carrying your earphone with you on-the-go.
With the help front camera, Video Calling comes easy on JioPhone to interact with your family and friends with Voice as well as Video no matter where you are with the wide JIO Networks.
JioPhone is NFC-enabled, and later with the OS upgrade, you can add your bank accounts to it as it is completely secure and pay using JioPhone with Smart Payment feature. Now it is not issued even if you forget your Debit/Credit Cards at Home.
JioPhone is entitled as “India ka smartphone” and will let users browse the web, attending video calls, and watch movies on the go. Feature phones are limited to calling and SMS. The JioPhone supports popular social media apps like Facebook, but sadly not the viral messenger, WhatsApp. The monthly plan on the JioPhone is set at Rs 153, which offers 500MB of HI-Speed data/day for 28-day validity. Reliance Jio will also be offering a weekly plan for Rs 54 and a two-day plan for Rs 24 for “unlimited data access.”
This is all you need to know about pre-booking JioPhone and its features and running plans. Please share it with your friends and family to help them in knowing more about “India ka Phone.”
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