Reliance launches 4G VoLTE enabled JioPhone at Rs. 0

Reliance launches 4G VoLTE enabled JioPhone at Rs. 0

Reliance launches 4G VoLTE enabled JioPhone at Rs. 0

As absurd as it seems, the initial price of the phone is Rs. 1500 that have to be paid as a security deposit.

The manufacturing of the phone will eventually be done "by the likes of Foxconn, Flextronics", working to a design and operating system produced by any in-house Reliance team, said the executive, adding that the company had been approached by foreign peers about exporting the phone. The phone also comes with an SD card slot for those who need it. It will support digital payment via NFC, 4G VoLTE calls and data and all Jio apps.

The announcement comes nearly a year after Ambani launched the Reliance Jio 4G network with free voice calls for life and vastly cheaper data plans, forcing rivals to dramatically slash their tariffs.

Surprisingly, the phone comes with voice-assistant, making it easier to interact with the featured phone.

In the last 40 years, Reliance has expanded their m-cap from Rs 10 crore to Rs 5,00,000 crore, which is a compound growth rate of 32%.

The JioPhone also supports applications. Those who cannot afford to pay Rs 309 for the monthly JioTV pack can subscribe for Rs 24 or Rs 54 recharge sachets that will extend the validity of the pack for two days or seven days depending on the option you choose.

The JioPhone will be available for user testing in beta from 15th August and for pre-booking from 24th August.

The feature phone was anticipated by industry experts months ago and now it is official.

Reliance Jio has already been very disruptive in the telecom sector, but Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani doesn't want this disruption to slow down.

The JioPhone will come with a 2.4 inch screen with QVGA display and have alphanumeric keypad.

The benefits are numerous with users to be able to connect Jio Phone to any TV, not just smart TVs but even the old CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs that you have.

The JioPhone, as claimed by the company, is the most intelligent feature phone to be launched in the country. Moreover, users gets higher speeds at lower prices when it comes to 4G services.

There are chances that the incumbent operators will also tie up with LTE phone manufacturers and start offering 4G at similar tariff to their existing 2G customers.

The pricing of JioPhone is done in a way so that the effective prices to be paid by a user will remain zero.

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