Shri Mukesh Ambani at the Reliance 40th AGM held in Mumbai on Friday, gave some key announcements regarding the Jio brand where he announced that Jio has crossed 125 million customers in 10months of the launch, adding that 7 customers every second on average and has more than 100 million paying Jio prime customers.
During the AGM, he finally revealed the plans of Jio moving into the Manufacturing of smartphone and he said that they were coming up with Jio phone which would change the market for the feature phone and made a great revelation that the phone will be effectively free at Rs 0, by the launch of Jio phone, Jio targets to reach out the estimated 50 crore feature phone users.
The main highlights of the Jio phone is that it comes with preloaded apps such as Jio Tv, Jio Music, Jio Cinema, Myjio app and comes with some additional apps such as the Mann Ki Baat,Facebook and other improvements such as the multilingual languages and voice assistant where you can do everything all from it without opening another app right from your home screen and will soon later roll out NFC and other UPI payment and linking bank accounts with credit and debit card features to its users later in the time.The company affirmed that the phone will have a 2.4-inch display, panic button, expandable storage, and FM radio, among other features.
New Plan for Prime Members:-
Mukesh Ambani also announced that Jio was going to introduced a new plan for its users where the users can easily pay 153 or pay in two different sachets which are Rs 24 for two days, or Rs 54 per week, if they don’t like to pay it up front this is quite relieving for some users who are bit worried or hesitant regarding paying Rs 153. They can also pay Rs309 per month to get all this plus ,the users can even get switch to a higher plan wherein they can easily switch their tv into their phone by mirroring it via a cable that can even be plugged into the CRT TV’s the company says there is also a policy wherein after three years, users can return the phone and they will get refund on the deposit of Rs 1,500. In the Rs 153 plan, you will get free voice calls, unlimited data and Jio apps usage.
The Jio phone will be available to beta testers from August 15 and open for pre –booking from August 24, the smartphone will be available to the public from September onwards,the company will start to manufacture the Jio phone starting from Q4 of this year and will be made in India under the”Make in India ” initiative.
Stay Tuned for more Information on its specifications and other announcements.