Reliance JioPhone: Here’s your way to get official updates
“Introducing India ka smartphone JioPhone,” says the banner. It has a button reading “Keep me posted” below it. Clicking on this button takes users to a page where there’s a form that they need to fill and register themselves to get updates about the device.
While registering, users need to specify if they are registering as an “individual” or “business”.
For registering as an ‘individual’, the details required include name,
e-mail, phone number and pin code. For registering as a ‘business’, apart from the aforementioned details, users also need to provide their company’s PAN or GSTN number and specify the number of devices required for JioPhone and
Once users registers their details, they will receive a confirmation SMS reading, “Dear customer, thank you for your interest in Jiophone India ka smart Phone. We will keep you updated about the developments related to this phone. Thank You, Team Jio.”Read more ↓
However, the company has not made it clear what kind of updates it will be sending to the users who have registered. Users can also pre-book the device using the company’s My JIO app or at a Jio retailer. But at both the places, pre-booking can be made only starting August 24.
Reliance Jio said that the phone will go for beta trial From August 15. As for deliveries, the same will start in September.
JioPhone comes at an “effective” price of Rs 0.
Reliance Jio has also announced various traiff plans for the feature phone. These plans start at Rs 23 and go all the way up to Rs 309. The daily FUP limit in all these plans is 500MB and all domestic voice calls are completely free.
The JioPhone is said to run on KAI OS, which is a forked OS version of the Firefox OS. Sporting a 2.4-inch non touch-screen display, the JioPhone reportedly has 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. The device is also said to support microSD card to extend the inbuilt storage to 128GB. It packs 2MP rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera as well. The JioPhone is backed by a 2000mAh battery and comes with wireless networks such as Bluetooth v4.1 +, Wi-Fi and FM Radio.