Reliance is going to launch the free 4G Volte Smartphone

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Jio launched its 4G VoLTE enabled JioPhone at Rs 0 at the 40th AGM of the Reliance Industries.

It is the 4G VoLTE feature phone.

If you are planning to buy the JioPhone, then make sure to pre-book the phone on My Jio app or Reliance Retailers on 24th August.

India's richest man said Friday that his cellular company has developed an low-cost web-enabled mobile phone for the masses, a move that could shake up the handset market and force some of the world's leading phone makers to slash prices to stay competitive. And, it will be available to those who have pre-booked on a first-come-first-served basis from September onwards. The handset also has FM radio compatibility and comes with essential support for SD card and LED flashlight.

With the new offering from Reliance, the incumbents would be forced to reduce their 350-per-month tariff to Rs 250 or even Rs 200. You heard it right, the phone will be available at no cost to consumers.

The users have to pay just Rs 153 per month including the expense of the phone.

“India has overtaken the US and China in mobile data usage,” says Mukesh Ambani
“India has overtaken the US and China in mobile data usage,” says Mukesh Ambani

There will be a fair usage policy of half a GB per day, to ensure that bandwidth is fairly apportioned for every user.

The brand has also come up with two sachets, Rs 24 and Rs 54, which include the above-mentioned benefits but for limited validity.

Notably, with the Rs. 309 Jio plan - which Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani said will be needed for you to use the Jio Phone TV-Cable - you get access to 1GB of high-speed data per day, and that is for 56 days, so you get four times as much data. To protect against misuse, customers have to pay a fully refundable Rs 1,500 security deposit while taking a JioPhone. Finally, the announcement is made on Jio 4G VoLTE Feature Phone.

On Reliance Industries' telecom arm, Reliance Jio Infocomm, the RIL CMD said team Jio has stunned the world, over delivering on "the 100 million target I had set for them". JioPhone has a keyboard. It supports India's 22 languages. JioPhone comes with the option of browsing the internet.

The apps that constitute the content part of the phone are included in the phone - JioTV, JioCinema, and Jio Music. This feature will allow users to give voice commands and perform certain actions. If you long press "5" to call emergency number your location including Global Positioning System data will be sent to the emergency contact.

Earlier Jio offers of three months free voice and data offers at a certain amount ran into controversy and Telecom Regulator Authority of India (TRAI) stopped the offer after several competitors raised objection and complaint to TRAI.

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