JioPhone launched; these are the key features

That's what was announced at the AGM.

Currently, there are about 50 crore feature phone users in the country.

Reliance announced Rs. 154 plan for free voice call, SMS, and data for one month.

The interconnection and cable will work with any TV with AV in ports.

JioPhone will be available for beta testing from August 15 and can be pre-ordered from August 24. Out of the 78 crore phones in India, he said, 50 crore are feature phones that can not be used for Internet or data usage. Interestingly, the phone also comes out with a front camera and a back camera. The phone also offers the users with the ability to expand the storage with MicroSD cards.

Reliance had last year launched the Jio - the world's cheapest mobile network - last year, offering high-speed 4G internet at prices well below its rivals.

This seems like a remarkable phone in this segment and considering that it is free, there is nothing to lose. To ensure that its data plans fit every pocket, the company has also launched sachets of Rs 24 and Rs 54. Reliance claims that 5 million JioPhones will be available for purchase every week so as to meet the demands. Once you know exactly what the terms and conditions are, you may not want to buy this phone. As for its specs, the feature phone is pretty basic in this aspect.

Mukesh Ambani ( Reliance Industries Chairman) addressed the company's 40th annual general meeting (AGM) today on July 21.

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Jimeet Modi, CEO, SAMCO Securities said one operator's gain is other's loss in the telecom space and effective zero cost of the smartphone will certainly impact and erode long-term profitability of telecom companies and cable operators. Essentially, you don't own the phone for the entire duration of your usage.

2016 set the ground for this action-packed event of the telcos, the climax is at its peak now with Reliance Jio nearly overshadowing all others; will all these deuce by end of this year or are there more disruptions awaiting. "Subsequently, these users will be expected to migrate to smartphones in the next two-three years", Navkendar Singh said.

We will keep you updated.

Reliance Jio's entry in 4G, in September past year, kicked off the slow demise of 3G in India. You're therefore held hostage to the whims of Jio.

Jio announces the tariffs for the JioPhone. "This unfairness must end, and Jio is committing to ending it today".

Jio has signed up 125 million subscribers since its launch in September 2016, causing a rush to consolidation in the multi-billion-dollar sector as competitors scramble to match its deep pockets. Apart from this, the Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone includes SOS feature, which can be activated by pressing "5" key on the keypad to call an emergency number. Eventually, they could bundle data plans, along with broadband plans and maybe even DTH.

"They are getting people hooked to the data with the content", said Varun Khandelwal, managing director, Bullero Capital.

Pay Rs 1500 refundable deposit, and get the Jio phone. Reliance has priced the TV -pack for Rs 309 per month.


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