Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone has been announced by Mukesh Ambani at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Reliance Industries Limited chairman called the new JioPhone ‘India ka smartphone’. This feature phone comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, Alphanumeric keypad, 4-way Navigation key, microSD slot, rear camera, torch light, FM Radio. It supports 22 major Indian languages and has voice commands call someone, reject a call, browse internet, open apps and more.It comes pre-loaded with Jio Music, Jio Cinema and Jio TV. You can long press ‘5’ in the keypad to call emergency number so your location including GPS data goes to your emergency contact. It also has NFC support, and tap-and-pay payments through UPI, credit and debit cards will be enabled through software update.
JioPhone also comes with separate Dhan Dhana Dhan Rs. 153/month plan that offers unlimited voice and data without any cap.There is a new JioPhone TV pack for Rs. 309 that lets you watch Jio TV on any TV, including non-smart TVs, using JioPhone TV cable that connects JioPhone with any TV, says Jio.
The JioPhone is effectively free but customers have to deposit Rs. 1500 as a security deposit, which will be refunded after 3 years on returning it. The pre-booking will be available from August 24th for everyone through My Jio app and Jio retailers.