Fact Check: Reliance Jio 4G Phone Available At “Effective Price” of Just Rs 0
We all have been familiar with the name jio and it has revolutionized the entire telecom industry. Mukesh Ambani while addressing the shareholders of reliance industries at the 40th Annual general meeting announced a gift for all.
Mukesh Ambani announced the launch of ‘JioPhone’, a phone with 4G-enabled features. JioPhone will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis from September, the RIL chairman said. “We are targeting to have 5 million JioPhones a week.”
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Here are All the answers to Your questions.
Specifications of the phone!
Reliance Jio 4G Phone will come with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB. It features VGA front camera and 2Mega Pixel rear camera, and a 2000mAh battery.
It is not a smartphone but it supports both a mini and nano SIM slot. There is no 2G or 3G support. However, the device has Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi connectivity enabled. All such specifications in a Nokia 1100 look alike handset are too much I guess.
Is it free?
Mukesh Ambani said, ” it will be available to all Indians at an effective price of Rs 0.” The term effective price is quite tricky to many as The company says it will collect a Rs 1,500 security deposit to prevent misuse, which will be refunded after a three-year duration if you choose to return the phone.
It was reported that these products are manufactured in China. Is this the case even now?
Earlier, all jio 4g phones were manufactured in China but From last quarter of 2017, all JioPhones to be made in India says RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani. “We are targeting to have 5 million JioPhones a week,” he added.
PLANS FOR THE PHONE?
A Weekly plan of Rs 54 and 2-day plans at Rs 24 to be launched and they will be announced later for the Reliance Jio 4G Phone. The Jio featured phone users can get Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan plan at 153 per month and they will get free voice calls and SMS along with unlimited data.
How to Buy?
Willing to buy the Jio phone? Here’s how you can get the affordable JioPhone:
JioPhone will have TV cable for casting programmes on any TV set: Mukesh Ambani. You can avail the offer at a low cost of just 309 rupees. You will be able to watch videos of your interest in 3-4 hours on TV.