Customers to get JioPhone update on company home page

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Jul 2017 09:09:52


July 28,


TELECOM operator Reliance Jio has started tapping into the interest for JioPhone that it has announced to offer against one-time refundable deposit of Rs 1,500 per unit. The home page of the company’s website has a section -- ‘Keep Me Posted’ -- with an image of the phone where people interested can submit their name, e-mail and phone number for any update on the device.

Jio is slated to beta-test the low-cost phone from August 15. The booking will start from September 24 online as well as through Reliance Retail and Jio stores. “JioPhone will be made by the third party and marketed by Reliance Retail. Jio is only bundling its services with the phone. Customers who will register their interest will get update about JioPhone booking, availability and the like,” a source, who did not wish to be named, said.

Reliance Jio’s new 4G-enabled smart feature phone will offer free voice calls to customers with unlimited data for two days when they recharge their account for Rs 24 onwards whereas the full-month service will cost Rs 153 only. The refund of Rs 1,500 will be made to customers after they return the JioPhone after 36 months, as per the plan announced by RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani.