At the Reliance Industries 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, along with the performance report of the company, and its network carrier segment Reliance Jio s, chairman Mukesh Ambani also launched Jio s 4G VoLTE powered feature phone, called the JioPhone. Also Read - Jio Platforms: Qualcomm Ventures follows Intel Capital to invest Rs 730 crore for a 0.15 percent stakeAlso Read - Zoom releases statement after JioMeet trolled for similarities
Calling it India ka Smartphone , the JioPhone is one of the few feature phones to come with 4G VoLTE support. Mukesh Ambani says, JioPhone will make the 2G feature phone obsolete.” While there are already other feature phones that come with 4G support, none have been as affordable as the JioPhone, which is priced at an effective cost of Re 0. Also Read - Jio Platforms stake sale: Intel becomes 11th investor with Rs 1,894.50 crore investment
Essentially, people can buy the JioPhone against a deposit of Rs 1,500, which will be fully refundable after 36 months or 3 years of usage. The phone comes with unlimited voice calling, and unlimited data, with a pack of Rs 153 per month, along with the benefits of the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio feature phone with 4G VoLTE support launched; here s everything you need to know
Naturally, with over 50 crore feature phones in India, this news had a noticeable reaction by fans on social media.
But there are natural the cynics where there is news.
The JioPhone will be up for a friendly trial starting August 15, which the pre-bookings will begin on August 24. Only the people who book the devices, will be able to purchase the phone starting September this year. Reliance Jio is targeting to make 5 million JioPhones available every week starting its sale. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio now has over 125 million subscribers, adds 7 customers per second every single day: Mukesh Ambani at the 40th AGM