Reliance had launched the first-ever Jio phone in 2017. Even though the Jio phone is cheap, it lets you use WhatsApp, make video calls, use UPI service, etc. In the last 5 years, Reliance had launched a few models of Jio Phone. At one time, Reliance let users choose the Jio phone model they’d like to purchase. The company has stopped this and is currently selling 1 model of Jio Phone on its official website. Is the phone worth buying? Are its plans affordable? Does the phone have good features? Let’s find it out!
Jio Phone features, pricing, and plans
Details and design
Despite being a cheap phone, the Jio phone is 4G enabled and it also looks good. It has an alphanumeric keypad, call log feature, microSD card slot, torchlight function, headphone jack, front/back VGA camera, FM Radio, etc. It also has a browser that will let you explore the internet and a Bluetooth 4.1 module that allows users of the phone to share or receive files. The phone has KAI operating system and contains a dual-core processor. It has a 1500 mAh battery. It lets you use popular mobile apps such as Facebook, YouTube, etc, and supports 22 local languages.
Jio Phone is available for purchase for a price starting at 1499. The 1499 Rs plan not only offers Jio Phone but also comes with a 1-year 4G plan that offers 24GB of data. The Rs 1999 plan’s validity is 2 years. It ships with 48GB of data. Users who choose one of these two plans will get Jio apps subscription at no additional cost. For those who are not aware, Reliance had launched a bunch of mobile apps. The applications let you watch live TV, read the news, chat with friends, etc.
The Jio Phone 749 Rs plan comes with a validity of a year and it provides 24GB of data. What’s more? You can make unlimited voice calls and send 1000s of SMSes till your plan is active.
Where to buy the Jio Phone?
You can order this entry-level 4G mobile on the official Reliance Jio website. Is the phone available in the Reliance DIgital store? We’re not sure about this. However, if the store is nearby your location, you can visit the store and ask the sales executive.
Jio phone vs others
If you buy a Nokia entry-level phone or an entry-level mobile launched by any other manufacturer, you’ll not only have to pay the phone’s price but you will also have to recharge your prepaid number when its plan expires or is about to expire. The base recharge plan of Airtel, Vi, and Jio costs more than 48 Rs. You’ll have to spend 12 x 48 (or more) every year. The cheapest entry-level Nokia phone costs around 1200 Rs.
Closing words: The entry-level phone by Reliance has changed the lives of millions of people. It has bought people who cannot afford or buy smartphones online. Jio Phone is an excellent choice for users who are looking for a cheap phone to make voice calls and video calls at low video quality settings. If you will use the internet often, you may have to recharge your number with a data pack as 24GB of data is not enough for users that watch videos on YouTube or Facebook every day.