Reliance Jio Phone: Bookings open to today, all you need to know
Reliance Jio will start the pre-booking of its JioPhone from today. Pre-bookings will start for the Rs 500 phone across its retail stores. It is said that the pre-bookings will open at 5 pm today.
"India Ka Smartphone is finally here! Pre-booking for JioPhone starts tomorrow Aug 24 at 5 pm," an SMS sent to a Jio customer. The message was sent out to all those who had registered interest in the phone.
JioPhone will be given against payment of fully-refundable deposit of Rs 1,500. Customers will be able to book JioPhone for Rs 500 and the balance Rs 1,000 can be paid at the time of delivery in September. The total amount will be refunded after 36 months when the customer returns the phone."
Ambani had announced that voice calling for customers of the "effectively free" JioPhone would always be free and they would get unlimited data for a month against payment of Rs 153. Jio has also announced a weekly plan for Rs 53 and a 2- day plan for Rs 23 for unlimited data access.
JioPhone, which can be operated by speaking out instructions to dial, type messages and the like will come with pre-loaded Jio apps for messaging and entertainment. The phone can be connected with television sets for watching live TV using the Jio TV app. The phone will also include some of the popular instant messaging and social networking apps, the channel partner said.