What Changes Reliance Jio Customers Can Expect From August 15

Joanna Estrada
August 14, 2018

Jio has worked with companies like Google and Facebook to create versions of popular apps that are compatible with the JioPhone. The Jio Phone 2 price in India is Rs. 2,999, which users will have to pay while placing the pre-order.

"JioPhone aims to accelerate the Digital Revolution in India with extreme affordability so that each and every Indian can access the internet and enjoy the Digital Life", the company said in an announcement. Just like the JioPhone, the JioPhone 2 too supports 4G network.

To start with, the JioPhone 2 will be available for bookings from tomorrow, i.e.

The flash sale will be on Jio.com, and it will be interesting to see how the website holds up.

So if you're interested in the JioPhone 2, head over to Jio.com at 12 PM on August 16 to get your hands on the same. As per reliable sources, the plan is to initially roll it out in the metro cities along with some top 80 tier 1 and 2 markets. Right now, Jio has three plans for JioPhone users priced at Rs 49, Rs 99 and Rs 153. The Rs 49 plan offers 1GB of 4G data, unlimited voice calls and 50 SMS for the entire validity period of 28 days.

Both the feature phones support VoLTE call feature, which allows voice calls using data packets, therefore allowing high-definition voice calls. The JioPhone screen has a vertical orientation, in line with other feature phones.

This would be the first online sale of the latest model of Jio phone, a smart feature phone which offers a lot more features than a regular feature phone but falls short of a smartphone. A day marked with Independence Day 2018, August 15 will bring some changes for Reliance Jio customers. With NFC technology, users would also be able to make digital transactions through their Jan Dhan account, bank accounts and Jio money app.

To the disappointment of over 25 million JioPhone users, Jio announced that WhatsApp would be available on the KaiOS app store at a later date. The company did not reveal any reasons behind the delay though. WhatsApp will be available on JioPhone devices later on.

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