April 23, 2018

Reliance JioPhone deliveries begin

Reliance JioPhone can be returned before 3 years for a refund, but there’s a catch

A month after pre-bookings kicked off, Reliance Jio has begun the deliveries of the JioPhone. The JioPhone is priced at Rs 1,500, out of which Rs 500 has to be paid during booking, and Rs 1,000 at the time of delivery. The JioPhone comes with a refundable deposit option of returning the device after three years of usage. Those who pre-booked the JioPhone, and are awaiting its delivery, here is how one can track their order details.

You can track your JioPhone delivery status via online and offline channels. To check it online, you need to download the MyJio app on your smartphone. This app is available on both iOS and Android smartphones, but applicable only for those with a Jio number.

On MyJio app, you can check your order status by selecting “Track order” and fill in the details accordingly. Alternatively, you can check it online by using the number used for pre-registration to call Jio’s customer care (18008908900). Upon calling the number follow the instructions given, and you should receive an SMS later with the delivery date details.

According to a PTI report, a channel partner of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd says that 6 million JioPhones will be delivered within 15 days in the first batch. It also said that the JioPhone will be first delivered to rural areas, followed by small tows, and urban areas.

As far as features and specifications are concerned, the JioPhone comes with a 2.4-inch display. The ‘smart’ feature phone has a 2-megapixel rear camera, and a front-facing VGA camera. It comes with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.

The internal storage can further be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. It is further backed by a 2,000mAh battery. For connectivity, the JioPhone features 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS, micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It also comes with support for NFC for digital payments.

On the software front, the JioPhone runs on KaiOS. More features include support for 22 regional languages, pre-loaded Jio apps, a built-in voice assistant, and an LED torch. In addition to special recharge packs for JioPhone users, Reliance Jio has made voice calls are free for a lifetime.