Reliance at the recent AGM made yet another announcement to disrupt the market with the Jiophone. This feature phone supporting 4G VoLTE can be yours for 'free'. Now, the catch is, though the JioPhone is free but you have to pay Rs 1500 refundable deposit. This deposit can be given back to users after 36 months. ​The company has also announced a new data plan accompanying it

 

Rs 153

The company has extended the Dhan Dhana Dhan offer for Jiophone users that is priced at just Rs 153 for free 4G data along with unlimited calls and SMS. There will also be access to Jio apps. And, the unlimited data will come with a cap of 0.5GB 4G data per day. The speed will be 128kbps once you have exhausted the 0.5GB 4G data per day. 

 

Rs 23
At Rs 23, JioPhone users will get a small recharge pack, which the company calls sachet, for free voice calls, SMS and unlimited data with a validity of two days. 

 

Rs 53
Just like the Rs 23 sachet, it also offers Rs 53 sachet.  However, its validity is a week-long. It also offers unlimited voice calls and SMS and access to Jio apps, along with unlimited data. 

 

Rs 309
JioPhone TV cable will let you connect your phone to a TV to view content on a larger display. Priced at Rs 309, it will allow users to watch about 3-4 hours of video daily. 

 

How to get the JioPhone for 'free'

So, Jio plans friendly trials from 15 August, while the pre-booking of the device will be on 24 August. Once you pre-book the device, probably by paying the amount, it will then be ready for delivery by September. You can pre-book via the Jio app or by visiting Jio retailer.