Updated: August 13, 2018 9:17:29 am
The Reliance Jio Monsoon Hungama offer is now live where the older 2017 version of the Jio Phone will be available under an exchange offer scheme. Under this deal, people can exchange their old feature phone for a new JioPhone at an effective price of Rs 501. JioPhone users can avail special recharge offers as well as part of the deal.
The Rs 501 that users pay will be fully refundable after a period of three years, which makes the Jio Phone effectively free of cost, claims the company. Jio Hungama offer was announced by Mukesh Ambani at the company’s annual general meeting last month, where the JioPhone 2 was also announced. Jio has unveiled an early preview for users, which is now live.
Reliance Jio Phone at Rs 501 on exchange: How to claim Jio Monsoon Hungama offer
The JioPhone Rs 501 offer can be availed at offline retail stores on exchanging any old 2G/3G/4G (non-VOLTE) phone. The old phone must be in a working condition and the charger should also be there. It needs to be handed over to retailer in exchange of the new JioPhone. Those who opt for the exchange offer will also get a new Jio SIM with JioPhone.
Those who want to continue their existing number can opt for Mobile Number Portability (MNP). The Monsoon Hungama offer will be activated once MNP to Jio’s network is complete.
Jio Phone at Rs 501 on exchange: Special recharge plan for JioPhone users
Reliance Jio has introduced a special JioPhone recharge plan under its Monsoon Hungama offer. JioPhone customers will have to recharge with Rs 594 at the time of activation to avail unlimited voice calls and data for six months.
A special exchange bonus of 6GB data voucher worth Rs 101 has also been unveiled for JioPhone users. Do note that people who decide to get JioPhone exchanged will also need to get Rs 594 recharge done.
“There are currently 2 JioPhone plans available: Rs 49 and Rs 153. The Rs 49 plan is a kind of trial plan with 1 GB monthly data, whereas our highest selling plan Rs 153 provides 1.5 GB data/day. We realized that there are some users who may want lesser data and therefore must get the plan at a lower price. Hence we are introducing Rs 99 with unlimited free voice, 0.5GB data/day and 300 SMS for 28 days. This will reduce the monthly spends straight away by nearly 50 per cent,” said a Jio spokesperson.
Jio Phone at Rs 501 on exchange: How to check if old phone is eligible for exchange
Those interested in the Monsoon Hungama offer must make sure that their old mobile phone is in working condition without any damaged or missing parts or broken/burnt parts. Feature phones that were sold in the last three and a half years or January 1 2015 onward will be eligible for exchange.
Any 2G, 3G, 4G (non-VOLTE) devices, JioPhone or CDMA or operator locked devices is not eligible for an exchange offer. Do note that only battery and charger with the phone are needed for exchange.
Jio Phone at Rs 501 on exchange: Things to carry for exchange
The old phone for exchange is needed, but make sure the battery and charger is also there. In addition, users will need to carry their Aadhaar number in order to get the new Jio SIM for the feature phone.
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