Jivi Mobiles has announced a partnership with Reliance Jio to launch the cheapest 4G smartphone in the country. The new 4G LTE smartphone from Jivi Mobiles is available at an effective price of Rs 699 with Reliance Jio connection. Also Read - Airtel Rs 79 plan vs JioPhone Rs 75 prepaid plan compared: Which offers better value?Also Read - Reliance JioFiber plans with free Voot Select subscription: Check plans, price, and other benefits
Both Jivi Mobiles and Reliance Jio say that this 4G smartphone with VoLTE, at an effective price of Rs 699, supports Government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative. As part of the offer, Reliance Jio is offering cashback of Rs 2,200, which was announced this week as ‘Jio Football Offer’. The offer will be applicable on six different smartphones from Jivi Mobiles. Also Read - JioFiber broadband plans with free Netflix subscription: Check plans, price, data benefits, more
The cheapest of the lot is the Energy E3, which is priced at Rs 3,999, and is currently available for Rs 2,899. With Reliance Jio, the smartphone gets further discounted to an effective price of Rs 699. On purchase of any new 4G LTE smartphone, Reliance Jio is offering an instant cashback offer of Rs 50 each in the form of 44 cashback vouchers credited directly to MyJio app. The offer is valid only on first recharge of Rs 198 or Rs 299 on or before March 31, 2018.
The cashback vouchers can be redeemed one at a time by May 31, 2018 on consequent recharges of Rs 198 or Rs 299 tariff plan. “This cashback is available for all new Jivi customers & applicable to both existing & new Jio customers,” the company said in a release.
With recharge of Rs 198, Reliance Jio is offering 2GB data per day or 56GB data during its 28 days validity. With recharge of Rs 299, Jio is offering 3GB data per day or 84GB data during its 28 days validity. Both the plans offer unlimited voice calls including roaming, 100 SMS per day and complimentary subscription to Jio Apps.
“It is for the first time that Reliance Jio has tied up with an Indian homegrown mobile phone brand for the cashback offer to its customers. It is indeed a proud moment for us. With this cashback in place, we shall be able to offer our range of 4G VoLte smartphones to our customers at an effective price starting Rs 699, the lowest in India as of now,” said Pankaj Anand, CEO, Jivi Mobiles.
In terms of specifications, Jivi Energy E3 is a dual SIM smartphone with both the slots supporting 4G. It has a 4-inch WVGA screen, 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel selfie camera. While Jivi Mobiles is now offering the cheapest 4G LTE smartphone at an effective price of Rs 699, the offer is also applicable on more popular devices including the newly launched Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro.