Interest in the Reliance JioPhone is apparently high. A number of Reliance Digital and Express Mini stores in Delhi-NCR region have already started to witness increase in customers’ queries about the JioPhone. Indianexpess.com visited a few authorised Reliance Jio stores, where we found that the store managers were busy seen explaining the pre-registration process to their customers. The actual bookings will commence only from August 24, one of the store managers told Indianexpress.com.
Reliance Jio is offering a cash back of Rs 76 on a recharge of Rs 300 or above with Paytm. It is unclear whether the offer is available for select customers or whether it varies from number to number. The Rs 76 cash back will be credited to your Paytm account within 24 hours.
Reliance Jio JioPhone will be available for beta testing to a small group of users starting August 15. Jio JioPhone can be pre-booked online as well as offline starting August 24. Shipments will begin in September on first come, first serve basis.
Starting tomorrow, Reliance JioPhone will be made available to some users for beat testing, though it is not clear how the company will select beta-tests users. However, everyone will be able to pre-book the 4G feature phone starting August 24, whereas shipments will begin sometime in September. To avoid the mad rush, here’s how you can book the JioPhone online and offline.
A division bench headed by Justice Anoop Mohta was hearing petitions filed by the telecom companies who had challenged the CCI’s decision to investigate into Reliance Jio’s allegations of cartelisation along with a similar petition filed by industry body COAI.
Airtel has announced a Rs 399 plan for users with 84GB data validity, according to reports. Previously the company had been offering plans with 70 day validity at the same recharge price. We compare Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea Cellular’s best data packs.
The move assumes significance as Airtel has used Ookla results in the past to assert itself as fastest network, a claim contested by Reliance Jio. On the other hand, Mukesh Ambani owned Jio has been recording highest speed over the past few months on Trai’s own speed test app.
Reliance JioPhone, the much-anticipated 4G VoLTE feature phone from Reliance Jio, is offering special registrations for businesses. But what is not clear is how and why a business would use a feature phone, even if it’s a smart one.
Reliance Jio has topped the charts again as the fastest 4G services provider by registering average download speed of over 18 megabit per second in June, as per data published by telecom regulator TRAI. As per the TRAI test results, Airtel’s average 4G download speed was lowest.
Reliance JioPhone’s public beta testing will begin on August 15, and officially pre-bookings for the smartphone will start on August 24. JioPhone will go on sale in September, and users and enterprises who are interested can register on the Reliance Jio website.
Reliance JioPhone 4G feature phone impact: More mobile phone companies are gearing up to launch affordable 4G feature phone by the year-end, anticipating a pick-up in demand following Jio’s foray into the space, a top official of 4G chipset firm Spreadtrum said.
The telecom sector has always been very competitive with telcos vying for market share, but the entry of Reliance Jio mid last year has only aggravated the stress on the companies, said the report. Jio’s aggressive tactics are a strain on the revenue, profitability, it adds.
Reliance JioPhone has not officially gone on sale, but it looks like Indian customers are set to get more 4G feature phone options across networks. After Reliance Jio announced its 4G-enabled JioPhone, Intex has unveiled a similar offering called Turbo+ 4G.
Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd, has added $12.1 billion to his wealth this year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as shares of his refining-to-telecom company surged to a record.
In a fresh offensive against industry body COAI, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has slammed the association for airing views on call termination rates when two of its five members differed on the issue. Jio said COAI had “no business to intervene” by writing TRAI.