JioPhone was launched at Reliance's 40th annual general meeting held in Mumbai. After the smart specs that the phone will apparently come with, the second most striking thing about the device is its pricing. The company says that the phone will be effectively free which means it would cost you zero.
This announcement alone was enough to shake up the feature phone market. But seems that Jio would not stop here. The company on its registration page for JioPhone has secretly added a new option that would allow the users to purchase the device in bulk.
Pre-bookings for the JioPhone- as announced earlier- will begin from August 24 while the phone will be available for beta testing from August 15 leaving only 9 more days to go for it. The company last month also updated its website Jio.com to ensure that intending buyers do not miss out on booking for the device. The option "Keep me posted " seen on the JioPhone banner page when used, will allow users to stay posted about the pre-booking details for the JioPhone.
The page has been active for quite some time but now it shows same changes. Previously there was just one option to book your JioPhone but now there are two separate button under the Keep me posted umbrella asking if you are an individual or a business.
Those clicking on individual will only have to enter their first and last name, email, phone number and area pincode while the booking through business mode will ask you to enter your contact name, company name, pincode, PAN or GSTN number, Email id, Contact persons number and number of devices required. The bulk order starts from 1-5 and goes till 50 and above. Not just JioPhone, company has put the JioFi also under the list meaning users can place bulk orders for JioFi device also.
Once you accept the terms and conditions, a message will appear reading "Thank you for registering interest!" You will also receive a mail on your registered mail ID, with this message- "Greetings from Jio! Thank you for your interest. We have received your details and our team will contact you shortly. Thank You, Team Jio."
Separately, Jio has also introduced two new plans for of Rs 399 and Rs 349 for its existing customers under its Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. The company is giving a 1GB of 4G data for 84 days along with unlimited voice calls and SMS at a recharge of Rs 399. However, the offer is applicable only for first three recharge cycles.
At Rs 349 recharge, users will get 20GB of free 4G data for 56 days with no FUP limit. This means users can use the 20GB data as per his/her requirement.