People were anxiously waiting for the booking of the JioPhone on Thursday. The booking was to commence at 5.30 pm on the company’s website, www.jio.com. However, before the booking could take place, the website crashed.
The booking could be done both offline and online. There is an option of pre-booking using MyJio app or by clicking on the ‘Keep me posted’ option available on the Reliance Jio company’s website jio.com. Besides online booking, the phones can also be booked offline on a first-come-first-served basis through Jio retailers and multi-brand device retailers including the Reliance Digital stores network.
Reliance is offering life-long free voice calls with cheap data. Customers can book the phone for Rs 500 and the balance Rs 1,000 can be paid at the time of delivery in September. The whole amount will be refunded after 36 months when the customer returns the phone.
During the Reliance Industries Ltd’s (RIL) 40th annual general meeting in July this year, Reliance Industries chairman, Mukesh Ambani, announced the launch of the JioPhone, which is a 4G-enabled feature phone priced at zero. He had said that the JioPhone is the “most intelligent affordable phone in the whole world and that Jio committed to ending “digital dis-empowerment and unfairness” by providing affordable data and devices.