Reliance Jio has announced JioPhone at the company’s 40th AGM (annual general meeting) in Mumbai. “Today Jio will reinvent the conventional feature phone with a revolutionary device” Said Mukesh Ambani while announcing the new Jio Phone.
Reliance said the JioPhone is ‘Made In India’ and deemed it as “INDIA KA SMARTPHONE”, and is designed intentionally to look like a conventional smartphone. The JioPhone sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display and has all the features that a conventional phones now comes with.
But the features that sets this phone apart from all the other phones is that it houses an intelligent voice assistant with support for 22 languages that can help you interact with the device to make calls, send texts, use Jio apps that are pre-installed on the device, surf the web and more.
The phones features an Alphanumeric Keypad and 4-way navigation keys with a dedicated button for the voice assitant. The handset comes bundled with Jio apps like JioTV, Jio Music, Jio movies and few others. The feature phone also has Torchlight, FM Radio and a Dedicated headphone Jack!
Starting August 15 JioPhone buyers will get unlimeted Voice calls, data and SMS’s at RS 153 per moth as part of Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Plan. The new RS 153 plan will only be avilable to JioPhone buyers additionally the company will offer Rs 24 and Rs 54 sachet recharge for 2 and 7 days respectively with Unlimited data, calls and SMS’s.
Jio also said that JioPhone Buyers can mirror the content from their JioPhone to their TV’s which include smart tv’s, non-smart LCD/LED TV’s and even CRT TV’s with an additional recharge of Rs 309 per month, which will come with a Jio TV cable.
Reliance also said that the NFC feature is inbuilt to the phone which will be made usable with a software update in future to enable Users to pay with UPI,Mobile wallets and other banking apps.
For safety the JioPhone has enabled feature for one button emergency response. Long-Pressing 5 on the JioPhone will trigger a call/message to pre-stored emergency contacts will in future will be expanded to even the police with location co-ordinates.
JioPhone will be available for an effective price of Rs 0 and the company plans to collect a fully refundable deposit of Rs 1,500, which will be refunded after 3 Years on returning the used JioPhone. Reliance JioPhone will be available for beta testing from August 15, prebookings will start from August 24 and will physically be available for the brebooked users from September 2017.
With the announcement of JioPhone Mukesh Ambani also reveled a lot of statistics and future Plan for Jio which you can watch below.
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