Mukesh Ambani announced to launch Jio phone on Friday, what he called an “effectively free” 4G-enabled feature phone handset during the Reliance Industries . 40th annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai. The company has christened the handset ‘Jio Phone’. The pre-booking date for the phone has been slated for 24 August 2017.
“The Jio Phone would be available for an effective price Rs 0,” Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, RIL said. Customers would be required to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500 for three years, “for security reasons”, the company said Voice and data both will come free with an affordable monthly plan of Rs 153, Jio announced. “At a plan Rs 153 a month, it is only 3 per cent of the existing price putting an end to unaffordable data for all Indians forever,”
Pre-Book JioPhone from 24 August 2017
Other Feature of Jio Feature Phone:-
-Supports digital payment via NFC
-SD card slot
-Supports 4G VoLTE for calls and data
New Data Plans for Jio Feature Phone
New data plans for Jio feature phone users, New set of data plans under Dhan Dhana Dhan offer announced catering to the Jio feature phone users. For Rs 153 every month, users get free voice calls, unlimited data, and subscribe to Jio apps for free.
Feature Phone Supports Digital Payment:
-The phone also supports near field communication (NFC) which can be used to make digital payments, just like how Apple Pay and Samsung Pay works.