Reliance Jio created a widespread buzz with the launch of its JioPhone. The amount of attention it garnered is hitting the company back as delays in deliveries continue. The first batch of JioPhone deliveries began on September 25 but many customers still haven’t received the units. As Reliance Jio struggles to deliver JioPhone units, some people have already started selling it on OLX.
JioPhone can be purchased at a refundable amount of Rs 1,500. On ordering the device you pay Rs 500, and during the time of delivery the remaining Rs 1,000 needs to be paid. You can choose to return the device after three years and claim your deposit amount back in full. On OLX, if you type JioPhone in the search bar you will see results of people selling the device. JioPhone is being advertised as being sold in sealed pack. The listings we saw are priced from Rs 1,500 onwards. The authenticity of these ads cannot be judged but the violation of policy is notable.
One of the policies for JioPhone reads, “The Recipient has no right to sell, lease, assign, and transfer or otherwise dispose-of the JioPhone in any manner whatsoever.” This clearly states that the JioPhone isn’t transferable to any other user. Also, on purchasing the device your Jio number is required and registered with it. Amid delayed deliveries, Jio will be soon starting its second phase of pre-ordering the JioPhone. RELATED: Reliance JioPhone bookings to resume after Diwali: Report
It is reported that pre-orders for the JioPhone will begin after Diwali, possibly by October-end or the first week of November. It remains to be seen how Jio will be completing its promise of delivering 6 million units in its first batch. As of now, users are sharing their disappointment on Twitter. Many have tweeted about how a delivery date was scheduled but the device hasn’t arrived. People are even sharing their area’s address code for delivery status. ALSO READ: Reliance JioPhone vs Airtel Karbonn A40 Indian: Price, specifications and tariff compared