The delivery of about 6 million Jio Phones has started on Sunday and is expected to be completed within 15 days. But, the deliveries of the low-cost 4G handsets will begin from rural areas and small towns before urban centres, according to a report in news agency PTI. The Chairman (Mukesh Ambani) had said that the Jio Phone will bridge the digital divide between rural and urban India. Therefore, delivery of Jio Phone will start this Sunday in rural areas and small towns.
Pre-booking of the Rs 1500/- Jio Phone started on August 24 against payment of a refundable deposit of Rs 500. The remainder Rs 1,000 has to be paid by the customer when the company starts delivering the handsets. The entire amount will be refunded against the return of the phone after three years.
According to CyberMedia Research, a total of 61.8 million mobiles were shipped in the second quarter of 2017.
Reliance Jio Chairman Mukesh Ambani had announced that voice calling for customers of Jio Phone would always be free and they would get unlimited data for a month against a payment of Rs 153.
Jio Phone will come with pre-loaded Jio apps for messaging and entertainment. The phone can be connected with television sets for watching live TV using the Jio TV app.