In a move that could further disrupt the telecom landscape completely, Reliance Jio today unveiled its feature phone called JioPhone as well as cable TV device.
The JioPhone is free but customers will have to pay Rs 1,500 upfront. The deposit is fully refundable after 3 years on returning the phone. Addressing the 40th AGM of shareholders Mukesh Ambani said that today, I am delighted to announce that JioPhone will be available to all Indians for an effective price of Rs zero.
The pre-booking of the phone will start on August 24 while it will be available from September onwards. The JioPhone will have all Jio Apps, besides a range of other preloaded ones. The JioPhone customers will get to enjoy Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offers by paying just Rs 153 a month with free voice, sms and data.
Alongside an accessory service is also launched by Reliance that will connect JioPhone with any TV through which customers can view their programmes of choice, like in cable TV.