JioPhone at effective price of Rs 0

JioPhone at effective price of Rs 0

JioPhone at effective price of Rs 0
Smartphone will not be a luxury in the near future, thanks to Reliance Industries. Mukesh Ambani, the company's chairman, announced that its arm Reliance Jio will be launching a smartphone name JioPhone that will be available to consumers at an 'effective' price of Rs 0.
 
"I am delighted to announce that JioPhone will be available to all Indians for an effective price of – Rs 0. Yes, you have heard it right …for an effective price of Rs 0! JioPhone is effectively free for Jio customers," Ambani said while addressing shareholders at the company's 40th Annual General Meeting in Mumbai.
 
To protect against misuse of the free JioPhone offer, we plan to collect a fully refundable, one-time, security deposit of Rs 1,500 with every JioPhone. A JioPhone user can use the Jio Phone for 36 months, and can get a full refund of the security deposit of Rs 1,500 by returning the used JioPhone, Ambani added.
 
The JioPhone will be available for user testing in beta from 15 August 2017 and for pre-booking from 24 August 2017. And JioPhone will be physically available to those who have pre-booked, on a first come first serve basis, September onwards. As far as some of the major features of the phone are concerned, it will have a 2.4-inch QVGA display, FM radio, torchlight. The phone will support 22 Indian regional languages and has an option to be operated via voice commands.

The company has also launched a TV cable which will allow users to mirror their screen on all kinds of televisions. Users will have to pay Rs 153 per month as data charges and there will be a fair usage policy of 0.5 GB per day, to ensure that bandwidth is fairly apportioned for every user.
 
"To sum it up, this breakthrough and revolutionary device named JioPhone along with Jio's disruptive tariff will unleash the power of Digital Life in the hands of 1.3 billion citizens of the largest democracy in the world," Ambani said.
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