Reliance’s much hyped free 4G phone branded JioPhone was launched today by its chairman Mukesh Ambani, who announced its effective price as Rs. 0 to a thunderous applause of shareholders.
“The effective price is zero. A JioPhone user can use the JioPhone for 36 months, and can get a full refund of the security deposit of Rs 1,500 by returning the used JioPhone. Net-net, you pay nothing for the JioPhone,” he said.
The phone was launched at 40th AGM meet of RIL. Mukesh also introduced his twin children Akash and Isha who described the gadget features.
JioPHone facilities include calls, text messaging on voice command, internet surfing and comes with a cable to connect the device to TV to view choice content or videos, they explained.
It is made in India by the young Indian, Esha quipped.
Pre booking for the gadget starts from 24 August and will be delivered from September this year.
Unlimited 4 G Data for Rs. 153
A all-new Rs. 153 Jio recharge pack too was announced with 28-day validity with unlimited 4G internet access, high speed being limited to 500 MB per day.