The mass-market phone that is being offered for free effectively - the company takes a three year interest-free refundable deposit of Rs 1,500 - is key to Jio's bid to quickly scale up its almost 130 million user base by targeting the 500-million feature phone customers.
Indian Telecom Sensation Reliance Jio to start the delivery of 6 billion phones this Sunday.
The source, who doesn't want to be named, told PTI "The Chairman (Mukesh Ambani) had said that the JioPhone will bridge the digital divide between rural and urban India". The deliveries will be completed within 15 days and will start from rural areas, small towns first.
For JioPhone, however, has not aware of the dates for the next round of booking. The deliveries of JioPhone will be completed in 15 days, said the channel partner on condition of anonymity.More news: Mexico earthquake death toll reaches 293
Pre-bookings for the Rs 1,500-JioPhone began on August 24 against payment of a refundable deposit of Rs. 500, with the remainder Rs. 1,000 to be paid at the time of delivery. JioPhones have pre-loaded Jio apps for messaging and entertainment.
According to the tweet, JioPhone buyers can dial the number "18008908900" to check an update on status of their booking. The well known company had disclosed that the device in the month of July during its yearly general convention and had assured to begin the delivery of the phones during early September. In the MyJio App, a user can check the order status by tapping on Track order option and entering the details. Official Twitter handle of Jio states that everyone who has pre-booked the Jio phone will receive their order before Diwali this year, which falls on October 19th.
Reliance JioPhone has a 2.4-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and this is a single SIM phone. By the 1.2GHz dual-core SPRD 9820A/QC8905 processor, the smartphone has powered and came with 512MB of RAM.
Reliance Jio Phone tracking: Know where are you Jio mobile: If you have managed to already book the Jio Phone, you can track the booking order using the company's MyJio app. The Reliance JioPhone even gets a 2MP rear and a VGA front camera.