Reliance Jio has finally announced the arrival of the much anticipated 4G feature phone, which is named as JioPhone. Mukesh Ambani has unveiled the JioPhone at the Reliance Industries Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 held in Mumbai.
The JioPhone will be available for free but buyers will have to deposit a fee of Rs 1500 which will be refundable after three years on returning the phone. This means the phone will be available at an effective price of zero. JioPhone users will have to pay just Rs 153 a month, including the cost of the phone. There will be a weekly plan of Rs 54 and a two-day plan of Rs 24 with all the same features. The phone has an SOS feature as well, which can be activated by pressing 5. There is support for NFC that enables quick payments, and the ability to cast content.
Mukesh Ambani used the occasion to introduce his twin children, Akash and Isha, who presented the phone features that include calls and text messaging on voice command, Internet surfing and cable to connect the device to TV to view content, including videos.
“It is made in India by the young Indian,” Isha Ambani told announcing the launch of the phone.
JioPhone will be available for beta testing this 15th August, while pre booking will start from 24th August; physically it will available from September this year.
Watch the Reliance AGM meeting here: