Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani declared a new JioPhone. This phone costs Rs. 0 but the company will be gathering 100 percent refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500.
JioPhone is not a smartphone but brings loads of features to make it an entire device for entertainment.This phone aims to supplant the existing 2G feature phones. In this article, I will let you know all that you need to know about JioPhone.
All you need to know about JioPhone
Features & Specifications
JioPhone is a basic feature phone with 4G compatibility and support to 22 major languages.The phone includes 2.4-inch QVGA display, 512MB of RAM with 4GB of internal storage, Expandable storage,2 MP rear camera, VGA front camera and Alphanumeric keypad.
It also comes with inbuilt ringtones, speaker, call history, Front & Rear camera four-way navigation, FM radio, contact book, extended battery and a Torch Light. The phone also has an SOS feature which can be activated by pressing 5.The phone also comes with NFC support.
JioPhone also supports mirroring your screen on a TV using Jio Cable. This feature mirrors phone’s screen to any TV including Old CRT TVs. But to use this feature, you will have to choose Rs. 309 per month plan.
Apps installed in JioPhone
Regardless of the possibility that this is a feature phone, you have quantities of applications to enjoy. The phone comes preloaded with all Jio applications like Jio Cinema, Jio Music and so on.
Starting at now, we have no data about WhatsApp application on this phone. This phone was apparently discovered running Facebook, yet it is as yet not affirmed by the company. We can expect the WhatsApp and Facebook applications on this phone by the time it becomes available.
JioPhone Data/ Internet plans
Reliance announced Rs. 154 plan for free voice call, SMS, and data for one month. There will also be weekly plans of Rs 53 and a two-day plan costing Rs 23.
At the time of the announcement, it was mentioned that JioPhone will come with ‘unlimited’ data access. But, there is a reasonable use arrangement. In this way, users can just access up to 500MB of fast-speed data daily with the plan of Rs. 154. After crossing this limit, speed will go down.
JioPhone will be free of cost. But Reliance has chosen to take security deposit to avoid the misuse of this scheme. In this way, you will have to pay Rs. 1500 and this amount will be refunded in three years. Even after paying the Rs. 1500, this makes the best deal to get 4G data access.
Jio Phone will launch on August 15, and the pre-bookings for this phone will begin on August 24.
How to buy JioPhone
If you want to buy the JioPhone, you will have to book it. It will be served on first come first serve basis. For booking this phone, you can either visit the Jio Store or use MyJio app starting on August 24.
Thanks for reading this article. I will update this article when I have more data about JioPhone to share. If you have any question, you can put it in the comment, and I will attempt to find the solutions.