Sunday, 3 December 2017

Reliance JioPhone's sales start again, phone now available at Jio Stores

Reliance JioPhone's sales start again, phone now available at Jio Stores

If you have been waiting to buy Reliance JioPhone, here's your chance. The sales of the 4G feature phone have resumed again. According to an SMS sent by the company to its users, JioPhone is now available at Jio Stores.

"Thank you for confirming your interest in JioPhone. Now available at a Jio Store near you Limited stocks. Team Jio," reads the company's SMS.

Since late last week, the company has been sending SMSes to all those who had earlier registered for the phone. "Thank you for your interest in JioPhone. To confirm your interest click or call on 18008898889. On availability of JioPhone, we will inform you in advance. Team Jio," goes the SMS sent by the company. On clicking the link a message comes that says, "Thank You for confirming the details. We will be starting the JioPhone delivery soon and will get back with more details about it," said the company's SMS.

This will be the second sale of Reliance JioPhones. The company unveiled its 4G feature phone at its annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on July 24. The Reliance JioPhone comes at an "effective" price of Rs 0. The company is, however, taking a refundable security deposit Rs. 1500/- to avoid what it terms "potential misuse of the device." The amount will be refunded after a minimum period of three years. Users who want to return their device after 12 months and up to 24 months from the date of first issue of JioPhone will have to pay Rs. 1,000/- plus GST and other taxes. Those who return their JioPhone after 24 months and up to 36 months will need to pay Rs. 500/- plus GST and other applicable taxes.

As for specifications, JioPhone sport a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display. It runs on KAI OS which is a modified version of Firefox OS and is powered by a dual-core processor. JioPhone packs 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB. Connectivity options in the feature phone include 4G VoLTE, headphone jack, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth.

The Jio Phone runs on 4G VoLTE network and comes with a host of pre-installed apps like JioTV, JioMusic and JioCinema. The smartphone also has its own digital assistant along with the support for voice commands. It can support up to 24 Indian languages.

JioPhone is SIM locked, which means that users cannot use any other telecom company's network in the phone other than that of Reliance Jio. So far, the phone does not support WhatsApp.


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