Jio Phone pre-bookings will commence on Thursday from 5 PM and the 4G feature phone will be delivered to consumers in September on first-come, first-serve basis. The first Jio-branded phone will come preloaded with apps such as Jio Cinema, Jio Music, and Jio TV, along with popular instant messaging and social networking apps. Customers can pre-book the phone for Rs 500 via Jio retailer, My Jio application or the company’s website www.jio.com.
Jio Phone, a revolutionary device, has been made in India made by Indians and made for India. It has generated massive buzz in the market, with consumers communicating their interest through retailers as well as directly on various Jio platforms.
Those who expressed interest in the phone over the last four weeks, started receiving sms from the company on Wednesday which stated “India ka Smartphone is finally here! Visit Jio.com/MyJio or nearest Jio retailer/store to pre-book.”
The device is available to customers at an effective price of zero, ie, effectively free.
Customers are required to pay a fully refundable, one-time, security deposit of Rs 1,500 against every Jio Phone to avoid potential misuse.
The Jio Phone will be distributed on a ‘first come first serve’ basis to only those who pre-book starting 24th August, 2017.
This breakthrough and revolutionary device along with Jio’s disruptive tariff will unleash the power of Digital Life in the hands of 1.2 billion citizens of the largest democracy in the world.
HOW TO PREBOOK – One can pre-book the Jio Phone through online and offline channels. The offline mode comprises Jio retailers and multi-brand device retailers including the Reliance Digital stores network. The online channel includes the highest downloaded self-care app in the world - My Jio and the company’s own website jio.com.
PRE-BOOKING AMOUNT – According to Jio retailers, the pre-booking can be done against a pre-booking amount of Rs. 500, which will be adjusted against the fully refundable, one-time, security deposit at the time of delivery. The balance Rs. 1000 towards security deposit needs to be paid at the time of delivery of the device. A JioPhone user can use the Jio Phone for 36 months, and can get a full refund of the security deposit of Rs. 1,500 by returning the used Jio Phone.
Jio believes that, with Jio Phone, every Indian will have access to unlimited data of the highest quality and highest quantity. Further, the data will be highly affordable. This is how Jio will end the digital exclusion in India.