After completing the delivery of 6 million units of JioPhone, Reliance Telecommunication has resumed the pre-booking window of its 4G phone. According to a national daily, The Economic Times, Reliance has started sending messages to customers with a link attached to buy the advanced 4G VoLTE feature phone.
However, the news should be taken with a pinch of salt as the second phase of pre-booking won’t be for everyone. The company will be sending the invite via SMS to only those buyers who had registered their interest in the handset in July. This means that only about 10 million people will be able to buy the JioPhone.
“A link will be sent to people who are again showing interest to make payment of Rs. 500 on the authorized channel. Once they make [the] payment, they will be informed about the date when Jio Phone will be delivered to them,” a Reliance Jio channel partner said.
As reported on our last article of JioPhone, users may have to purchase the handset under the new set guidelines, whereby a user has to do a top-up of an exact amount on their Jio number to claim the JioPhone’s 100% refund policy.
JioPhone Features and Specification
JioPhone is the Reliance’s free-of-cost 4G-enabled feature phone in India. The 4G VoLTE feature phone sports a 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) display, a dual-core SPRD processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB of storage space. JioPhone has an SD card slot, a USB port for charging, speaker, FM Radio, torchlight, and SOS option.
There is also a 2MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera on the phone and it is also assisted by some smart features like voice assistant, the ability to support Jio apps like JioTV, etc.
To recall, JioPhones retails in India for Rs 1,500, which is refundable after a period of three years provided the user return the phone to the nearby Reliance outlet. Those who pre-book the device will have to pay Rs 500 upfront and the rest Rs 1,000 at the time of delivery.