JioPhone Pre-Booking Started from Thursday for Rs 500
The pre-booking of JioPhone will begin for Rs 500 across its retail store, Jio App and the website from 5pm on Thursday, as per a message sent out by Reliance Jio. The SMS sent to a Jio consumers read on Wednesday, “India Ka Smartphone is finally here! Pre-booking for JioPhone starts tomorrow Aug 24 at 5 pm.” The messages are being sent to all those who have registered their interest in JioPhone.
“As announced by RIL CMD (Mukesh Ambani), JioPhone will be given against payment of fully-refundable deposit of Rs 1,500. Customers will be able to book JioPhone for Rs 500 and the balance Rs 1,000 can be paid at the time of delivery in September. The total amount will be refunded after 36 months when the customer returns the phone,” said the sources.
Mukesh Ambani had announced that voice calling for customers of the “effectively free” JioPhone would always be free and they would get unlimited data for a month on the payment of Rs 153. Jio has also declared a weekly plan for Rs 53 and a 2- day plan for Rs 23 for unlimited data access.
JioPhone, which can be operated by speaking out instructions to dial, type messages and the like will come with pre-loaded Jio apps for messaging and entertainment. The phone can be connected with television sets for watching live TV using the Jio TV app. The phone will also include some of the popular instant messaging and social networking apps. Reliance Retail has a target of making available 50 lakh JioPhones every week from September.