Reliance JioPhone pre-booking in India will start today. The pre-booking opens at 5:30 PM today at all Reliance Jio stores and retailers across the country. The Reliance JioPhone is first of its kind smart feature phone, which was announced last month during the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai. Since then, there have been a lot of excitement with regards to its features, and perhaps most importantly, its price. Although customers have to pay Rs 1,500 for this phone, the amount is refundable after three years upon returning the device. So, it comes at an effective price of Rs 0.
How to pre-book Reliance JioPhone
Those interested in pre-booking the JioPhone can do so by opting for either opting for an online or offline mode. The offline mode consists of Jio retailers in addition to multi-brand retailers including the Reliance Digital stores network. One can also pre-book the JioPhone online via MyJio app or the official company website Jio.com. In order to pre-book via the official company website, go to https://www.jio.com/en-in/book-jio-phone. Furthermore, Reliance Jio’s MyJio app allows pre-booking the JioPhone directly within the app.
We’ll update our article as soon as the pre-booking is live at 5:30 PM on both Jio.com and MyJio app. One can pre-book the JioPhone by paying Rs. 500, which will be adjusted against the refundable security deposit at the time of delivery. The remaining Rs. 1000 security deposit needs to be paid at the time of delivery of the device. All JioPhone users can claim the full refund after using the device for three years.
Benefits of using the Reliance JioPhone
First thing first, as Reliance Jio made it clear, voice calling will always be free on the JioPhone. All JioPhone users will be eligible for free data and voice calling for Rs 153 per month. Additionally, the company will also offer two sachets in the form of a weekly plan at Rs 53 and a two-day plan at Rs 23. The Reliance JioPhone will be bundled with the Jio suite of apps for messaging, entertainment, etc., especially JioTV featuring over 400 live channels. It also comes pre-loaded with JioMusic and JioCinema.
Reliance JioPhone features and technical specs
The Reliance JioPhone has a 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240) display. It runs Kai OS and offers a single Nano SIM slot. It comes in a single black colour option and packs a 1.2GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SoC and Mali-400 GPU for graphics running under the hood. It offers 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB with the help of microSD.