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Reliance Jio’s new 4G VoLTE JioPhone costs Rs 0

Reliance Jio JioPhone

Reliance Jio has taken everyone by surprise by launching a 4G VoLTE feature phone that is essentially priced at Rs 0. The new JioPhone is aimed specifically at the masses, hoping to convert old-school 2G users to 4G on a massive scale.

To get on board, interested buyers will have to put down a Rs 1500 security deposit. This amount will be refundable after 3 years, making the device basically free in the long run. Reliance Jio is looking to sweeten the deal by bundling it with a Rs 153/month plan that gives away unlimited data, SMS, and voice calling.

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It should be noted that after crossing a 500MB/day limit, speeds will drop down to 128Kbps. There’s also a Rs 309/month scheme that allows people to mirror their JioPhone’s screen on a TV via a JioPhone TV-Cable, letting them access movies, live TV, and music on their modern or CRT TV.

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If this doesn’t appeal, Reliance Jio’s offering Rs 24 and Rs 54 sachet packs valid for 2 days and a week, respectively. As for its specs, the feature phone is pretty basic in this aspect. It’s gotten equipped with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, FM radio support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an SD card slot. NFC and UPI support is set to be added in due course.

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The JioPhone is set to be available to beta testers on August 15. Pre-booking will kick-off on August 24 followed by a September release. Reliance Jio is planning to manufacture the device in India starting from Q4 of 2017.