However, website of Reliance Jio crashed soon after the pre-bookings opened.
Now, customers who would like to buy a Jio Phone can register and the company will make a notice whenever they are available. We will update the latest info on Reliance Jio Phone. Congratulating millions of Indians who have already booked the Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone, here's what Reliance Jio posted on its official website: "Thank You India!"
Recently, Jio also listed the complete specifications of the JioPhone. It is striving to ringfence its voice-only user base from migrating to the Reliance Jio Infocomm-backed 4G feature phone, pre-bookings for which started on Thursday.
Reliance Jio JioPhone pre-bookings have been suspended temporarily after the site went down due to huge volumes of requests flooding the site within minutes of launching the service on August 24 at 5:30pm. "Millions have pre-booked the JioPhone". Finally, accept the terms and conditions of the offer and you are done.
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Now, however, Jio has paused the bookings, with no indication of when the phone will be up for pre-bookings again. Reliance, at the time of introducing the device, also said that users could book the handset using the MyJio app.
At Reliance Jio's annual general meeting on July 21, the company's chairman Mukesh Ambani said that the device will be available on the first-come- first-serve basis. It is also possible to check the status in the MyJio app under Manage Voucher section, tweeted the official JioCare handle.
Though the phone is free, it comes with a security deposit of Rs 1,500, which can be reimbursed after three years. The booking fee is Rs. 500, while the remaining Rs. 1,000 needs to be paid when the mobile is delivered. As for the storage, the device includes 4GB inbuilt space, which can be expanded using a microSD card (up to 128GB). The handset will come with a 2,000 mAh battery and will have a 2.4 inch screen.
The JioPhone comes with a special feature with which you can connect your device to the TV.