Paytm Mall, the online e-commerce store operated by digital payments player in India, Paytm is currently offering the JioPhone at Rs 1,099 instead of the regular price of Rs 1,599 after a discount of Rs 500. According to a report by MySmartPrice, the reason for this discount is because of a monsoon “loyalty cashback”. This offer comes weeks after Reliance announced its Reliance JioPhone 2, the latest VoLTE 4G enabled smart feature phone. Though the device is still months away from actual availability. So, this is a good option for people who just want a new phone and don’t really care for the latest generation or a Qwerty keyboard that comes with JioPhone 2.
To recap, Reliance announced the original JioPhone last year while changing the feature phone landscape in the country. It comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) display while running a Spreadtrum SPRD 9820A/QC8905 SoC with dual-core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and Mali-400 GPU. Reliance has added 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage along with the support to expand the storage with the help of a microSD card up to 128GB. It only comes with support for a single SIM slot.
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The company has also added a 2-megapixel rear camera along with a VGA camera on the front while being powered by a 2,000mAh battery. In terms of connectivity options, the device features 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, and USB 2.0. It also comes with a voice-based Jio Assistant, enabling the users to compose messages, play video, dial a number, etc.
Additionally, the feature phone also comes with for FM radio support, LED flashlight, and SOS button for an emergency. Reliance has also added support for WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube app and users will soon be able to download these apps on their JioPhone devices.
Rs 500 discount
To opt for the Rs 500 discount, interested buyers will need to visit the Paytm Mall app and search for “Jio F490M” or “Jio Phone” in the search and select the phone. After this one needs to tap “Buy for Rs1,599” which will direct the user to the screen where they need to select the delivery address. Here the user needs to enter “monsoon500” as the promotion code after selecting the delivery address.
Once the code is applied, the app will confirm that the user has successfully applied the promo code by indicating the “effective price” of the device. Users can also use “MOB10” coupon code to save Rs 160 but they can only use one promo code at any given time on the device.