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JioPhone – Everything you should know about India’s Intelligent smartphone

By The Mobile 360 on July 23, 2017
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Meet JioPhone, India ka Intelligent Smartphone!!! Made in India. By Indian, for the Indians.

The Mukesh Ambani Led Reliance Jio, has disrupted such a war in the telecom market with its free 4G services & cheaper price, that made telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone & others goes berserk offering special plans and offers to compete with World’s fastest mobile network operator to cross the 100 million subscribers landmark.

The company on Friday  at the Reliance AGM unveiled their rumoured 4G feature phone as “India ka Smartphone” and will be available at a effective price of Rs 0 (Yes, you heard it right the device is available for free) however, you have to pay a security deposit Rs. 1,500, which will be refunded after 3 years. coming to the availability, the JioPhone will be available for beta testing from August 15 and the pre-booking will start from August 24. it will be available for sale at First Come, First Serve” basis from the last quarter of 2017. The company is targeting to make 5 million phones available every week.


JioPhone Highlight Features

• The device will always have free voice calls. From August 15, the JioPhone will come with free unlimited data.
• It has has been created by Indian engineers for an Indian audience.
• The device is 4G VoLTE enabled, supports all indian languages, can responds to voice commands and comes pre-loaded with Jio apps.

The JioPhone supports advanced NFC support and can be used to make digital payments. it can be easily linked to your Bank account, Jan Dhan account , UPI account and Debit/Credit cards. the device will also receive automatic software upgrade.The JioPhone was revealed by Akash & Isha Ambani on stage highlighting the features like voice commands. Isha further said, the device looks familiar by design, to ensure that it is easy to use. whereas, Akash showcased PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat broadcast and other pre-loaded Jio apps including Jio Music, Jio Cinema and others.

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JioPhone Specifications :

• Alphanumeric Keypad
• 4-way Navigation
• Compact Design
• 2.4′ QVGA Display
• 4G VoLTE
• Bluetooth
• MicroSD Card support
• Torchlight
• Fm Radio
• Camera

Reliance Industries Limited , Chairman and Managing Director  Mr. Mukesh Ambani declared 15th August 2017, as ‘DIGITAL FREEDOM’ for all feature phone users with JioPhone.

At the Reliance AGM Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited Stated, “Despite the digital revolution brought about by Reliance Jio, a vast majority of Indian mobile users are starved of data as they can’t afford 4G smartphones, nor can they afford cost of data charged by 2G operators. Jio has brought another revolutionary change in order to make data affordable and available to all the Indian population and bridge this urban-rural divide. Jio aims to achieve this in three ways – Connectivity, Data Affordability and Device Affordability. Jio services will cover 99% of our country’s population in the next 12 months and because of Jio India’s 4G coverage will be more than its 2G coverage. Even an entry-level smart phone costs between Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,500 making it unaffordable for feature phone users to upgrade to a smartphone. Jio has come up with a revolutionary device, an unmatched innovation – JioPhone. Jio reinvented the conventional feature phone and launched a breakthrough device called the JioPhone that will unleash a Digital Life for every Indian. Jio once again disrupted market tariffs by making voice free for 50 Cr feature phone users, Introducing an unlimited data plan for JioPhone users at only Rs 153 per month, Introducing an innovative JioPhone TV-Cable to help connect the JioPhone to ANY TV for watching your favorite internet content and Announcing affordable ALL UNLIMITED sachets at Rs 53 for a week and Rs 23 for 2 days.”

The JioPhone also offers an innovative cable link which will allow users to connect their device with television and watch the content on big screen. it will not only also work with Smart TV but also CRT TV. the JioPhone will support free voice calls and sms, unlimited data and Jio apps. Voice and Data will be available at a monthly cost of Rs 153 per month (high-speed data FUP is 500MB per day) along with Jio apps. The company is also offering a monthly plan of Rs. 309 (high-speed data FUP is 1GB per day) along with a weekly plan of Rs 54 weekly and a special two day plan of Rs. 24.


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