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Reliance Jio To Launch 4G VoLTE Feature Phone On Independance Day

Reliance Jio To Launch 4G VoLTE Feature Phone On Independance Day”

The launch is expected to be this month, with brokerage HSBC's director and telecoms analyst Rajiv Sharma putting the price as low as Rs. 500 ($8) to lure 2G subscribers to directly switch to 4G, which implies "Jio subsidizing each handset by as much as $10-15 (Rs. 650-975)". Now, phones supporting 4G VoLTE and priced affordably can help the new operator target millions of 2G feature phone users who have been wary of shifting to smartphones due to the affordability factor and lack of use case. Jio after DTH services come back with new 4G laptops and it may repeat the success of Jio 4G LYF phones and 4G DTH services. While it has disrupted the telecom market with its free data and voice calling benefits, it is now focussing on its hardware. This new development will the second time a Reliance feature phone will be launched in Rs 500.

The users of JioFi are being offered a lot more data than the regular Jio prime users.

Jio is the only operator which runs a 4G VoLTE network, while its rivals such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea still are running trials on VoLTE but haven't launched commercially.

Having placed orders for 18-20 million of the 4G VoLTE feature phones, Jio appears to be ready to storm the market with its 4G devices.

The shipments may begin from July end or early-August, with the company looking at a possible launch for August 15.

Here is a list of offers that Reliance Jio is offering as a part of its JioGST Starter Kit offer.

- VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC. All these recharge plans will have unlimited calls, Jio apps subscription, and SMS.

Go to MyJio app in your mobile. Voice calls and SMSs are additionally anticipated that would be free with the gadget.

Be that as it may, it is not known whether the budget smartphone will be propelled as a piece of an offer from Reliance Jio or will be remain first gadget. Though the company said it has plans to expand the trial to more cities, the service is already under testing right now in six cities.

Those recharging with a Rs 999 pack will get 60 GBs of data for 2 months.



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