Ever since its launch, the Reliance JioPhone has been the talk of the town. The official pre-bookings for the JioPhone began on August 24 via its official portals and offline through the authorized retail stores. The pre-booking continued till August 26 after which, it had to be stalled due to exceeded requests. The craze for the JioPhone was so much that Reliance Digital reportedly received over 6 million bookings for the JioPhone on the first day itself. Also Read - Jio launches 5 new prepaid plans with no daily data limit, unlimited voice calls and moreAlso Read - How to recharge your Jio number via WhatsApp
A specific delivery date for the JioPhone hasn’t been given but industry sources suggest September 21, which also marks the beginning of Navratri in India. Reliance Jio appears to have received more demand than expected. However, at the unveiling event of the JioPhone, Mukesh Ambani had said that the company will deliver 5 million units per week. The company’s wider plan includes selling 100 million units in its first year and a 100 million more in the following year.
Reliance Jio is yet to re-open the pre-bookings for the JioPhone, although people can still register for updates. As for the commencement of the pre-bookings, some retailers suggest next week while others expect it to be delayed till the end of September. On pre-booking the JioPhone, an amount of Rs 500 needs to be paid, after which Rs 1,000 should be paid at the time of delivery. The total amount of Rs 1,500 will be refunded after three years upon returning the JioPhone, making the device “effectively free”. RELATED: Reliance JioPhone delivery might be delayed due to high demand: Report
To recall, the JioPhone features a 2.4-inch QVGA display, runs KaiOS, and comes with 4GB of expandable storage. It also sports a 2-megapixel rear camera, NFC support, and is fuelled by a 2,000mAh battery. More features of the JioPhone include FM radio and SD card support, an LED flashlight, and SOS feature for emergency services. JioPhone users also get access to Jio s suite of apps like Jio TV, Jio Music, Jio Cinema, and more. The company also promises that the device will come with popular instant messaging and social networking apps. ALSO READ: JioPhone violates net neutrality principles, allege Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular