The much awaited 40th Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Limited became the stage for the launch of Jio4G VoLTE feature phone.
RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani unveiled Jio Phone built in India. The Jio Phone is 4G enabled and interestingly it works on voice-command. Regarding tariff, voice calls are free and Jio will charge ₹153 per month.
As quoted by Mr Mukesh Ambani, the Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone will bridge the digital divide gap. When the entry-level smartphones are available at ₹4000-5000 range, the telecom arm of Reliance Jio has offered the Jio Phone at an effective price of ₹0.
Jio Phone Effective Price ₹0, How?
A 100% refundable security deposit of ₹1500 is charged for Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone. One can collect the ₹1500 security deposit after a period of 3 years.
Officially, the Jio Phone will be launched on August 15th. Furthermore, the pre-booking of the handset will start from August 24th onwards. Physically, the phone will be available only from September.
Incidentally, the Reliance Jio 4G services were commercially launched on September 5, 2016. Starting from the day of launch, Jio has added 6 lakh subscribers per day. In less than 170 days, Reliance Jio has been subscribed by more than 100 million subscribers.
Mr Mukesh Ambani says that Jio is the largest mobile video network in the world with a usage of 125 crore GB data consumption every month. Thus, India has overtaken the United States and China in mobile data consumption.
Jio Phone Specifications:
Coming back to the Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone, it has got all the important features at an affordable price. The Jio Phone users can avail the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer at just ₹153 per month. This means, the feature phone users can avail all the free voice, unlimited data and SMS at just ₹153 per month.
Apart from the Jio Phone, Mr Mukesh Ambani has also launched Jio Phone Cable TV. This is priced ₹309 per month and one can connect the Jio Phone with any TV including a smart TV. More inputs can be seen on this later.
Two sachets packs namely ₹54 and ₹24 with a validity of 7 days and 2 days respectively are also launched and will join the Jio plans kitty.
Another Disruptive Strategy?
With the launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G-enabled feature phone, the Indian telecom industry will definitely witness another storm in the coming days.
Hope this new initiative will definitely help the people who have left out of digital revolution and bridge the digital divide across the country.
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