Reliance Free Jio Phone:
The much anticipated Reliance Jio phone has been unveiled in the Reliance AGM at Mumbai. Group chairman Mukesh-Ambani has unveiled the new Free Jio 4G VoLTE phone with basic features. After the success in the Jio 4G services, the company is now aiming feature phone users in India. Also, the company believes that over 50 percent of the total mobile phone users in India cannot afford a 4G smartphone. Focusing on this segment, Reliance Jio phone offers feature next to regular feature phone and close to the smartphone.
Jio Phone – Made in India, Made for India
This new Jio phone comes with an aim to introduce a new era of feature phone and says it “India ka smartphone.” Besides this, this Jio phone claims the first phone in India to come with 4G VoLTE support. Also, jio phone work only on 4G VoLTE network bringing back the CDMA like tradition. However, Jio fanfare is much enthusiastic to know about the Jio phone features rather than its hardware specs.
Jio Phone features:
Discussing the specs, Jio phone features a 2.4-inch QVGA display with an alphanumeric keypad. It comes with all typical feature phone options like microSD card slot, torchlight, FM radio. Interestingly, this low priced phone from Jio comes with voice command in 22 Indian languages. At the launch, Directors Nita Ambani and Aakash have demonstrated how Jio voice command works.
Moving further, Jio 4G VoLTE phone comes with NFC support which users can make digital payments after an update. It comes with a bunch of Jio apps like JioTV, Jio music and Jio movies along with Prime minister’s Mann Ki Baat. Jio TV app in Jio phone gets the screen mirroring option which users can connect the phone to TV sets. However, there are separate plans with dhan dhana dhan offer for this service.
Jio phone cost:
Jio phone cost is another major aspect which comes into consideration among segment. As said earlier, feature phone market in India is delicate and is subjected to many things. Breaking all stereotypes, Jio phone cost is Rs.0 which means users can avail the device for free. Yet, the company will charge you a deposit of Rs.1500 which will be refunded after three years to avoid potential misusage.
Reliance Jio phone plans:
Jio 4G VoLTE phone gets its very own pricing which starts as low as Rs. 24. Every Jio phone recharge plan offers unlimited calls and unlimited 4G data along with free access to jio apps. Rs. 153 plan offers all unlimited phone services valid for one month. Also, there are Rs.54 and Rs.24 sachets valid for seven days and two days respectively. Users who wish to connect the phone to TV should recharge with Rs.309 and can watch TV content on the big screen.
As per recent reports, Reliance Jio aims to reach 100 million feature phone users with this jio phone. However, the recharge plans and the features of the phone will help to attract customers. As jio is well known for aggressive pricing, this new 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone will bring a new era in the segment.