Reliance AGM: Mukesh Ambani announces launch of 'most intelligent' Jio phone

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Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio), the telecom arm of billionaire Mukesh Ambani controlled Reliance Industries (RIL), has unveiled a "made in India by young Indians for all Indians", the Jio phone. Mukesh Ambani said at the event that he hopes that this phone would make the 2G phones obsolete.

Reliance Jio has termed the 4G VoLTE feature phone as "India ka smartphone".

Let's kick this article with the pricing aspect.

■ 0 - the price of a JioPhone.

The effective price of the JioPhone is ZERO, however to prevent the misuse, a one-time refundable deposit of Rs 1500 will be collected.

The JioPhone will be up for preorders from August 24 and will be up for sale from September. At the event, Ambani also revealed some statistics about the company.

Jio also announced to make 5 million units available every week. And going by these words, the device might be made available via flash sales. Reliance is calling the phone "India's intelligent smartphone".

Isha said that the phone can operate voice commands without headphones plugged into it. It features a VGA front camera and 2MP rear cam, and is powered by a 2000mAh battery. The JioPhone promises to be the cheapest 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone and in fact, its is an "effectively free" device. "Ä similar quantity of data on any other operator's network would cost up to Rs 5000 a month", Ambani said, adding that the same will cost JioPhone users just Rs 153 a month, including the cost of the phone.

The benefits are numerous with users to be able to connect Jio Phone to any TV, not just smart TVs but even the old CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs that you have.

And Mukesh Ambani knew this fact. The voice assistant is something we're looking forward to. Well, there is no better way to rejoice on the upcoming 70th Independence Day of India as some lucky users may get to test the handset for free.

The company aims to deliver 5 million JioPhones available every week.

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani today launched JioPhone, meant for feature phone users with a Rs 153 unlimited monthly tariff plan.

Jio has also extended the Dhan Dhana Dhan offers across the spectrum for three billing cycles. Ambani also unveiled two sachet packs - Rs 24 vaild for two days and Rs 54 valid for a week.

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