JioPhone delivery to start during Navratri; 6 mn units booked

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Sep 2017 08:50:35


NEW DELHI,

Sept 1,

(PTI),

AROUND 6 million units of JioPhone were booked within three days of its pre-booking that started on August 24, says a channel partner of Reliance Retail.The delivery of the “effectively free” JioPhone was being planned to start during Navratri festival beginning September 21, the partner said.

“The pre-booking of JioPhone was put on hold after six million units were booked within the first three days. We have been told by the company that the deliveries of JioPhone will start during Navratri,” the channel partner, who asked not to be named, told PTI.

E-mails sent to Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail did not elicit any response. Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani, in his previous Annual General Meeting (AGM) speech, had said that the company planned to sell five million JioPhones every week.

Pre-booking of JioPhones started on August 24 against the payment of a refundable deposit of Rs 500 and remainder Rs 1,000 has to be paid by the customer when the company starts delivering them in September.