Reliance today at 40th AGM launched the JioPhone, it is the first feature phone from Reliance that will come with VoLTE support. This is a simple phone that comes with alphanumeric keypad and a 2.4 inch screen.
The Reliance JioPhone though a feature phone has been equipped with NFC support, that is really interesting as it can be used with UPI for making payments (tap and pay method). The full details of the JioPhone has not yet been revealed, but what we know so far is it features a 2.4 inch screen with QVGA resolution.
The handset comes with audio jack, 4 way navigation, SD card slot, FM radio and Torch light. The best part is that the JioPhone is effectively free, however users will need to pay Rs. 1500 as security deposit.
The Rs. 1500 security deposit will be refunded after three years. Trails will begin from 15th August and pre-bookings for the JioPhone will begin from 24th August via Jio Retailer and you can also pre-book from Jio App. Shipping will begin from September.
Reliance JioPhone is a Made in India product and comes with Special Dhan Dhana Dhan plan of Rs. 153 per month that offers unlimited voice and data without cap and JioPhone TV Pack plan is for Rs. 309 that allows users to watch Jio TV on any TV using Jio Phone TV cable.
Do Note you will get the refund of Rs. 1,500 after 3 years, by returning the used JioPhone.