New Delhi: Reliance Jio will start taking orders for its 4G feature phone from 24 August, but the company is going to run beta tests of its offering from 15 August. The beta tests for the Jio phone will be for limited users although it is not clear how they will be selected.
The company has already started registrations from individuals and corporate showing their interest in the phone, as earlier reported by Livemint.
The company is expecting a large number of orders and shipments are expected to start as early as the first week of September.
Here is a step-by-step guide to register their details on the company’s website.
■ Open Reliance Jio’s official website and click on ‘keep me posted’.
■ A pop-up ‘Register Interst’ will open where a buyer needs to share his details such as name, email, phone number. Press enter or submit.
■ Alternately, buyers can also place the order through the MyJio App.
While the JioPhone technically costs nothing, buyers will need to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs1,500 at the time of booking the phone. The security deposit is to ensure that no one misuses the offer and hoards phones.
After 36 months, a Jio Phone user will be eligible for a full refund of the security deposit. There are specific tariff plans for the Jio Phone feature phone.
There is a recharge of Rs153 per month that provides unlimited calls and bundles unlimited internet use too—out of this, 500MB each day will be on 4G speeds, and any data usage beyond that will be available on reduced internet speed.
The JioPhone can also be connected to any TV, including the old CRT TVs, for streaming TV shows and movies from Jio’s own streaming apps. This pack will cost Rs309 a month, and will bundle unlimited calls as well as 1GB data every day at 4G data speeds.