The long wait has finally come to an end. Reliance has officially announced that the pre-booking will start from 5:30 PM today i.e. 24th August. Reliance Jio took to Twitter to make this big announcement. Reliance Jio tweeted, “The wait is over. India ka smartphone – #JioPhone is here! Pre-booking starts 24th August at 5PM. #WithLoveFromJio.” Reportedly, over 50 crore users have already registered for the Jio Phone.
Where and how to book?
The booking for Jio Phone can be done through My Jio app and Jio.com.
Moreover, interested customers can visit nearest Jio retailer to pre book Jio Phone.
Here is the official tweet by Reliance confirming the opening of booking:-
— Reliance Jio (@reliancejio) August 23, 2017
The phone, targeted at 50 crore feature phone users in the country, will be available for pre-booking from August 24 on payment of a refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500.
This deposit will be refunded after 36 months on return of the phone, he said, adding that the price of the phone will be “effectively zero”.
Reliance Jio, the fourth-generation telecom arm of Reliance Industries, will provide unlimited data on the phone for Rs 153 per month.
Reliance Jio has launched a massive rollout exercise for the Jio Phone with plans to deliver a lakh handsets every day to retailers and a target of selling around 4-5 million phones a week.
The company’s target is to deliver a lakh of handsets per day, which will be done though Reliance Digital outlets and Jio Centres as well as other touch points.
The Jio Phone will sport a 2 megapixel rear camera and a front VGA camera. It will have a 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage with the option of expanding it to 128 GB using an SD card. The handset will come with a 2,000 mAh battery and will have a 2.4 inch screen.