FREE Jio Phone 4G & How to Buy Online

Reliance Jio announced the launch of its much rumoured 4G feature phone, which is named as JioPhone. Along with that the telco has announced its cable TV device.

The JioPhone will be available for free but buyers will have to deposit a fee of Rs 1500 which will be refundable after three years on returning the phone. This means the phone will be available at an effective price of zero.

JioPhone features and specifications

The JioPhone was introduced by Akash and Isha Ambani, revealing the phone’s support voice commands, along with standard feature phone functionality. Isha Ambani said that the phone looks familiar by design, to ensure that it is easy to use. The phone comes with a number of apps and browser installed aside from Jio’s offerings too. On stage, we caught glimpses of the JioPhone browser, Facebook, and also PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat broadcast.

Jio Phone Specifications

Jio Phone SpecsFeaturesDetails
NetworkTechnologyGSM, LTE
LaunchAnnounced2017, July

Sale Date24th August, 2017

DisplayTypeQVGA Display

Size2.4 Inch

Key4-Way Navigation
MemoryCard SlotYes

Internal4 GB

CameraRear Camera2 MP

2000 mAh
WiFi Hotspot

FM Radio

Bluetooth v4.1

Headphone Jack

Alphanumeric Keypad

Operating System

Apart from these Jio phone will be packed with all Jio premium apps and benefits of Jio mobile network like free data and calling.

Top Features of Jio New Phone

  1. Voice Commands: New Jio Phone will follow your voice commands. During the annual general meeting, tutorial for how users can use voice commands to do various tasks like calling, opening apps, etc was demonstrated.
  2. Supports 24 Indian Languages: By this feature you can simply guess the idea behind the slogan “India ka intelligent smartphone”. This phone will support 24 Indian languages which will definitely cover huge customer base across India.
  3. Unlimited 4G Data: With a monthly plan of Rs. 153 users will get unlimited 4G internet data offer same like the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer.
  4. Unlimited Free Voice Calling: Apart from unlimited data, Jio phone users will also get unlimited free voice calling offer.
  5. SoS Alert: In an emergency you can long press the keypad button 5 to send your exact location the the concerns.
Bonus Feature: You will soon be able to do NFC Payments using your new Jio Phone. This feature will be introduced later this year with a software update. Don’t know what is NFC payment? Checkout this YouTube video for simple explanation.

Plans for Jio Phone Users

Jio Phone PlansJio Phone Offers
Rs. 153 / monthUnlimited 4G Data
Unlimited Calling
Rs. 54 / weekUnlimited 4G Data
Unlimited Calling
Rs. 24 / 2 DaysUnlimited 4G Data
Unlimited Calling
Rs. 309 Jio Cable TVUnlimited Jio Cable TV for 1 month

Launch Video for Jio Phone by Mukesh Ambani

 Frequently Asked Questions About Reliance Jio Phone

How do I pre-book Jio Phone available at 0 Rs ?
New Reliance Jio phone will be available from 15th August for beta testing purpose, and later will be available for pre-booking from 24th August. You can book either from the MyJio app or Jio digital stores. In meeting, Mukesh Ambani confirmed that there will be 5 million JioPhone units that will be available every week and delivery will start in September.
Can we use WhatsApp on a Jio phone?
Currently No, since Whatsapp do not have application built for this operating system but soon you will definitely find an app from Whatsapp. Another reason is that since, in the meeting their was a demonstration of Facebook app and as Whatsapp is Facebook property so you might soon get whatsapp on JioPhone.
How will the Jio Phone Cable TV service work?
Jio phone cable TV service allows you to enjoy the complimentary applications that jio provide to smartphones, in the newly launched jio 4G phone. With the 309 base plan, users get free access to jio apps like JioCinema, JioTV, etc. These customers will get to view these contents (music/tv/movies) in their TV’s using a cable compatible with old and new televisions as well. The cable is meant exclusively for jio phone subscribers.
Does the new Jio phone support WiFi, and does it have a hotspot facility?
In today’s AGM it was mentioned that you can connect your TV to the phone and watch all the channels through Jio cable TV app. This means without making it a hot spot it is not possible to connect your TV to it. Therefore the phone has to support the hot spot feature. Also one tech website leaked the interface of Jio Phone which they got for beta testing and it shows WiFi Hotspot feature.
Can I use a Jio phone with my other network SIM card?
Yes you can. Jio Phone is dual SIM phone so you can use other SIM in second SIM slot.

No comments