The Jio phone will be out in the market on August 15 for the beta testing purpose and will be available for the entire country in September. The pre-orders of the phone will commence on August 24. One can book the phone in both online and offline mode across the country. There will be a registration process that one needs to follow before booking the phone.
Registration process to book Jio Phone:
One can book the Jio Phone online on ‘MyJio’ app starting August 24. The users can also sign up for updates on Jio website ‘Jio.com’ by clicking on ‘Keep Me Posted’ and filling the details required. One has to provide PAN or GSTN number for the registration process. One also has to mention the total number of units he/she is going to buy. After registering, the users will be notified about the pre-booking and launch of the phone via message or e-mail.
One can also opt the offline mode if he/she doesn’t have an access to the Jio app. Simply go to the Jio store on August 24 and book the phone there. Jio has cleared that the Jio phones will be delivered on the ‘first come first serve’ basis. The company has aimed to deliver 5 million units each week.
Let's have a look at the price, specifications and features of this all new and upcoming gadget:
The Jio Phone has a 2.4-inch display with QVGA display, microSD card slot, torchlight, FM radio, and an alphanumeric keypad for input. It supports voice commands and 22 Indian languages and has a panic button as well. A short demo of the voice command feature on Jio Phone was showcased during the keynote presentation where the device was able to play music via Jio Music.
It will also support an accessory called Jio Phone TV-Cable that allows users to connect their phones to TVs to mirror content from apps such as JioTV and JioCinema. In addition, there is provision for NFC support for digital payments, which will be rolled out to users via OTA software upgrade.
For Jio Phone, the company has launched the new Rs. 153 plan, which provides unlimited data (high-speed 4G data capped at 500MB per day), free calls and SMSes, and access to Jio apps. Buyers will need to purchase the Rs. 309 recharge to connect the phone to the TV, and watch content on the big screen. There are also sachet packs priced at Rs. 24 (2-day validity), and Rs. 54 (7-day validity).