Mumbai: Jio has done it again. The only difference was that this time the company created disruption in the mobile handset market, and not so much in the telecom service with its outrageously attractive plans as in the past. This time Jio is giving you 4G phones absolutely FREE!.
Called Jio Phone, the new phone is a 4G VoLTE enabled feature phone. However, because of its cost and features, Ambani termed the phone as ‘India ka Smartphone’.
20 Things that you must know about JioPhone
- Jio phone comes loaded with a. Alpha numeric keypad b. 2.4 inch QVGA display c. FM radio d. Torch light e. Headphone jack f. SD card slot g. Battery with charger h. Four way navigation system i. Phone contact book j. Call history facility k. Jio apps l. Microphone and speaker m. Inbuilt Ringtones
2. It has an expandable SD card slot, 4-way navigation.
3. You can browse internet on JioPhone
4. The highlight is 4G VoLTE. It has a voice command interface
5. Users can watch movies on JioPhone
6. It has an SOS feature, which can be activated by pressing 5.
7. Support for NFC. This ensures quick payments, and the ability to cast content.
8. Effective cost is 0. You will have to pay Rs 1500, but company will refund this in 3 years.
9. JioPhone will be sold on a first come-first serve basis from September 2017.
10. Though it’s a feature phone, but it has a large screen
11.For JioPhone you will have to pay just Rs 153 a month. This includes cost of the phone.
12. There will be a weekly plan of Rs 54 and a two-day plan of Rs 24 with all the same features.
13. Available for testing from August 15, prebooking starts from August 24.
14. The JioPhone will have free voice calls.
15 From August 15, the JioPhone will come with free unlimited data.
16. Created by Indian engineers
17. The phone will offer an innovative cable link to television to help users view content on a big screen at home.
18. Users will need to buy the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan package of Rs 309 to get the extra data needed for watching content on TV (Rs 309 recharge is valid for 54 days. This works out to around Rs 5 per day)
19. The phone also responds to voice commands in all Indian languages
20 JioPhone, ambani said, ensure ‘Digital Freedom’ for all users from August 15, 2017.