Reliance Jio Reportedly Started the Second Sale of JioPhone; Customers Shown Interest Before the First Sale May Get the Phone First

Reliance Jio has reportedly started the second round of JioPhone sale in the country. The company has finished delivering the six million JioPhones who purchased the device in the first phase. Jio will first focus on the 10 million customers who have shown interest in buying the JioPhone before the first sale.

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The Mukesh Ambani-led telecom company already started sending an SMS to the interested customers beginning this Sunday. That said, clicking the link in the message doesn’t do anything at least for now, but a report from Economic Times cites that a unique code will be given to the customers whoever clicks the link. And the customers should carry the code to the nearest retail store to purchase the JioPhone.

And a person familiar with the matter said to ET as “Of the many who are interested, about 6-7 million will ultimately buy the phone.” However, the report did not reveal anything about when the company will deliver the code though, and it is unknown whether the company will take the pre-orders or not.

The JioPhone was launched at the AGM meeting in July 2017, and since then, Jio took the interest of the customers looking to purchase the feature phone. The pre-booking began on August 24 and continued till August 26. In the first phase, Jio received a whopping six million orders for the JioPhone, which it finished delivering to the customers recently.

For the unaware, the JioPhone is effectively priced at Rs 0, but the company is charging Rs 1,500 as a security deposit, which will be replaced after three years. Reliance Jio Infocomm is under tremendous pressure at the moment as it’s not delivering any new offers to the customers.

In fact, Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, and Idea Cellular have partnered with various domestic mobile manufacturers and already launched their own bundled feature phones and smartphones. That said, Jio has to figure out something very quickly to bail itself from the trouble. Also, it’s interesting to see how many people will purchase the JioPhone in the second phase because the operator has updated the terms and conditions for the feature phone, which is underwhelming.

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November 28, 2017 10:01 am 10:01 AM

Big disadvantage of jio phone for NRIs and foreign travellers :

Jio phone supports only 4G network and that too operator locked !!!.

Till now, no operator in the world has at least full fledged 2G and 3G international roaming tieup. Then think about 4G tieup !!!. So jio phone will not work outside India.

Solution : You must take the jio SIM and put it in carrier unlocked phone (2G, 2G and 3G onlymor all in one) to use jio outside India. OR better use Airtel or voddafone outside India because they have many rate cutters for the same.

November 28, 2017 12:10 pm 12:10 PM

Buddy, do u seriously believe that NRIs and Foreign Travelers are one such category of users who cant afford an open market handset and Jio phone shall be the maiden experience of a 4G phone to such NRIs and globetrotters?

What sets humans different from other species is that we have common sense coupled with rationality and logic that rest dont have .

November 28, 2017 11:52 am 11:52 AM

Do you think that a person who has bought JioPhone needs to travel outside India? Lol… JioPhone is made for lowerclass people who can’t even afford to buy a android 4G phone. And you are talking about international roaming in JioPhone!!!! Those who travel abroad had iPhone, they don’t need JioPhone .

November 28, 2017 12:40 pm 12:40 PM

Correct Dianna
Why what happened for Sudhakar

November 28, 2017 2:54 pm 2:54 PM

Sudhakar wanted to visit whole world with JioPhone. JioPhone is for people who can’t afford to buy costly phone. If one cannot afford a 4G smartphone, then how he can afford the foreign tour cost. Only person complaining about this have a brain filled with latrine wastes.

November 28, 2017 7:58 am 7:58 AM

It is a very good phone for those who just use the phone for the voice calls only and is not yet comfortable with the touch smartphones. Sturdy, good battery backup and crystal clear voice ( especially when you talk to someone on the Jio VoLTE network ).

November 28, 2017 4:47 am 4:47 AM

Phone is worthy for 1500. User who paid 500. Pay 1000 and get it. Just stop following T.C, just use or gib to someone in house with Full TT topup as per their usage…

Even Ported sim in jiohone will also make you eligible for refund of T.C followed.

Rs.5 per day for unlimited calls/ data. Small screen and no hotspot are only cons….

Even Bharat1 is worthy in some areas over jiophone… 1500 vs 2400