Jio Phone is now available to purchase from the Amazon India website, in addition to the existing Jio website. Amazon India has listed Jio Phone on its website at the original price of Rs 1,500, that will be taken as a security deposit eligible to be refunded after three years. The Jio Phone is a 4G feature phone that was launched in July last year and comes with features that are usually seen on smartphones.
The Jio Phone Amazon India listing reveals that the customers will need to pay the amount of Rs 1,500 upfront at the time of purchasing either via Cash-on-Delivery mode or via online payment methods. This security deposit complies with the refund policy and will be returned to the customers in two instalments after a usage time of three years from the date of device activation. It is worth mentioning that the there are fine prints that the JioPhone customer will need to adhere to be eligible for the full cashback amount on completion of three years.
The Jio Phone buyer will have to ensure a minimum monthly recharge of Rs 153 that now gives 1.5GB daily data, unlimited calls and 100 SMSes for 28 days. It should be noted that this Rs 153 recharge pack previously offered 1GB daily 4G data and unlimited calls for 28 days. The company recently introduced a Rs 49 recharge pack for 28 days offering 1GB 4G data, unlimited calls, and a subscription to Jio apps.
According to the Jio Phone listing, the buyer after receiving the device will need to visit nearest Reliance Digital or Jio store with the device, original retail box, and Aadhaar number for activation of the device. The moment JioPhone gets activated, the refund policy will kick in that will ensure the full refund of the paid amount of Rs 1,500 after three years, given the conditions are duly fulfilled by the buyer. The buyer will also be eligible to enjoy Jio’s complimentary services such as JioMusic, JioTV, and JioCinema that come pre-bundled with Jio Phone.
The Jio Phone made the breakthrough by reviving the feature phones last year. According to Reliance Jio, over six million units of Jio Phone have been shipped since its launch, while IDC reported that Jio Phone has topped the feature phone brands in the country. The Jio Phone comes with a 2.4-inch display, 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3 VGA front camera, and KAI OS. The feature phone recently received the support for Google Assistant, announced in December last year, which has now seen six-fold growth as claimed by the company.