Reliance Jio has emerged not only as the fastest growing telecom player in the country but also the leader in India’s feature phone market. Since its launch in 2017, Reliance JioPhone has been the best-selling feature phone in the market and now Rajasthan state government wants to make the device even more attractive to consumers. Also Read - How to recharge your Jio number via WhatsApp
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Reliance Jio has introduced a scheme in collaboration with the state government of Rajasthan that offers the feature phone with unlimited calling and data benefits for six months at an effective price of just Rs 95. The plan, described as Jio Bhamashah Yojana, is applicable only to the citizens of Rajasthan state. Only citizens in the state with Bhamashah card number will be eligible for this new tariff plan. Also Read - 5G JioPhone, JioBook laptop, Jio 5G rollout and other announcements expected on June 24
In order to avail this new tariff offer, customers in the state of Rajasthan with valid Bhamashah number can visit any store or retailer selling JioPhone. In order to get benefit, customers need to first buy the JioPhone by paying onetime upfront fee of Rs 1,095. At the time of purchase, the retailer will accept the Bhamashah Card number and enter the credential into their online information repository.
The process works similar to activating your new mobile number using Aadhaar number across the country. According to MySmartPrice, the state government will directly deposit Rs 500 in the bank account that customers have linked with their Bhamashah number. In order to receive the remaining Rs 500 from the government, the new owners of Reliance JioPhone will have to download the Bhamashah app and activate the service.
Upon activation or authentication of your Bhamashah number, the government will deposit the remaining Rs 500 in their mobile wallet. There is no terms or conditions associated with the use of these balance and customers can use it like they would do in the case of a mobile wallet service like Paytm or any other payment/wallet service. The scheme is only applicable on purchase of first generation JioPhone with standard T9 keyboard.
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Reliance JioPhone Bhamashah Offer: Benefits
With the purchase of Reliance JioPhone under Bhamashah Yojana, Reliance Jio is also offering customers free call and data benefits for a period for six month. The Mukesh Ambani-led telecom player considers one month to be equivalent to 28 days, so customers will effectively get free benefits for a period of 168 days. During the validity, Reliance JioPhone users will get unlimited calling as per standard usage policy.
Apart from calling, Reliance JioPhone owners will also get access to 126GB of 4G data over a period of six months. There is no clarity on data cap on these new plans but it is possible that Jio will limit usage to 750MB per day and let users carry over additional data. The plan will also come with access to free SMS benefits.