Reliance Digital launched its LYF brand of smartphones to coincide with the launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G LTE network earlier this year. However, with the commercial launch getting delayed repeatedly, it is becoming difficult for Reliance Digital to sell its inventory, considering smartphones with better features are available from other brands at lower prices. In order to get the devices out of its channels and to test Reliance Jio’s network, the two Reliance Industries’ companies started offering unlimited call and data service to those who bought a LYF smartphone. Now Reliance Digital has sweetened the deal by slashing prices of most smartphones by almost 25 percent. This means that you can get an entry-level basic 4G LTE smartphone along with three months of unlimited data and voice calls for just Rs 2,999. Also Read - Jio-Google partnership: From JioPhone Next to new 5G collaboration and moreAlso Read - Jio 5G launch livestream: How to watch JioPhone 5G, JioBook launch event online
The price drop is applicable on all most LYF-branded smartphones including Wind, Flame, Water and Earth-series. The entry-level Flame 3, Flame 4, Flame 5 and Flame 6 are now priced at Rs 2,999, a price drop of Rs 1,000. The Flame 2 which was launched for Rs 4,799, is now priced at Rs 3,599. Also, the Flame 2 which was launched for Rs 6,490, is now available for Rs 4,999. Also Read - Jio 5G rollout today? No, you will need to wait longer to experience 5G in India
The Water series also gets a good price drop. The Water 1 now retails for Rs 14,699 (a drop of Rs 300) whereas the Water 2 is priced at Rs 9,699 (a drop of Rs 4,000). The Water 5 has also got a good price cut and is now priced at Rs 7,599 down from Rs 11,699. The Wind 6 which was available for Rs 6,499, is now retailing for Rs 5,999. The high-end LYF smartphone, the Earth 2 which was launched for Rs 20,999, is now priced at Rs 19,999.
All the LYF-branded smartphones are 4G LTE capable with support for VoLTE voice calling. As an introductory offer, Reliance Jio is also bundling three months free unlimited 4G data and unlimited voice calls to the buyers. Users also get an unlimited access to Jio s content services such as the JioBeats, the music streaming service, JioPlay, the live TV streaming service and JioOnDemand, to watch movies on the go. There are also other apps such as JioSecurity, an antivirus app for Android smartphones, JioDrive, a cloud storage service for your music, videos, documents, text messages and more.
To buy any of the LYF-branded you ll have to visit the nearest Reliance Digital store. Alternatively, you can also register your contact details on Jio.com after which the Jio representative will call you to inform about the services and where to buy. Reliance Digital is also offering extended warranty for up to two years on LYF handsets. Users need to download the LYFCare app on the smartphone, fill in details and upload photo of the invoice to avail the offer.
Even though the entry-level LYF smartphones at Rs 2,999 might not have any great specifications, we believe these would be worth the price to use as a voice calling phone and a Wi-Fi hotspot with three months of unlimited voice and data services from Reliance Jio. The only thing you need to ensure is you get good network coverage at your location.