Jio Phone: Delivery Date, Booking Status, Next Sale and Everything you should know

Jio Phone delivery date is about to come, meaning you will be able to get your hands on the much-awaited 4G feature phone soon. The company claims that they have received 6 million books per day say sources. This figure is surely beating expectations. At the launching of the phone, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani claimed the company aims to deliver 5 million units of the handset each of the week. It is not yet confirmed when will be the next wave of pre-orders will start, but a person can sign up to get notifications for the next sale. Below is the primer about all you need to know about the Jio Phone booking process, delivery dates, price, and more.

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How to make the booking of Jio Phone?

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For booking Jio Phone you have three options – the Jio.com website, the MyJio app, and authorised offline Jio retailers. All you have to do to make the Jio Phone booking is to provide your phone number and the pin code of your delivery address. You have to pay a sum of Rs. 500. Once the booking is made, you will receive a voucher number that you can refer to while grabbing up the handset. When the Jio Phone you booked is up for delivery, you will receive an SMS mentioning the store from which it can be picked up. Even the units booked online will have to be picked up offline. The bookings are closed now.

Can I book a Jio Phone for a friend or family member?

Yes, multiple booking of Jio Phone units is possible, for your friends and family. All you need is their respective phone numbers and delivery pin codes. You will have to make a Rs. 500 payment for each unit you pre-order at the time of booking itself.

How to check Jio Phone booking status?

To check the Jio Phone booking status, you have two options – the MyJio app, and an IVR number. If you want to know Jio Phone booking status online, open MyJio app and tap on the Manage Booking option. After giving your registered phone number and OTP, My Vouchers page will appear on the screen. At the moment the Status field is blank, but once deliveries commence, it should show the delivery date, and store from which the phone is to be picked up.

Or you can call 18008908900 via the number which you used for the booking of the handset. This is an IVR number, and you just need to follow the instructions. At the moment, when the IVR says “You will soon receive an SMS with details of your voucher.” This is followed by an SMS which does not mention the delivery date of the handset. SMS will only have “Null” against the store details. More details will be available as the delivery date comes closer.

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Next Jio Phone bookings?

Jio Phone bookings ended early on Saturday after “millions” of bookings the handset, with no information of when the booking will start again. However, if you want to remain updated about the next time Jio Phone pre-bookings open, you can visit the official website and register there. With this, you will receive notification about the next time the handset goes on sale via SMS and email.

When to make the full payment for Jio Phone?

The refundable security amount for Jio Phone is Rs. 1,500, Rs. 500 is to be paid during registration, as mentioned earlier. The remaining of Rs. 1,000 has to be paid when you pick up the handset from the offline store.

How many units can an individual book?

Nothing is mentioned on the MyJio app and official jio website, there seems to be no limit on the booking of the handset. Multiple units can be booked using the same number and pin code as well, and you just need to make the Rs. 500 partial deposit per unit at the time of booking.

When will my Jio Phone deliver?

According to sources, Jio Phone deliveries will begin from Navratri, which is on 21st of September this year. Every registered member will receive the delivery schedule and details of the offline store their unit can be picked up from via SMS. Reliance aims to deliver 5 million units of the Jio Phone per week.

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How much will data be offered with the phone?

The phone offers two primary recharge packs, priced at Rs. 153 and Rs. 309. The Rs. 153 Jio Phone pack offers 500MB data at 4G speed, and the speed goes down to 128kbps after the 500 MB  data is consumed. Jio Phone also offers 300 free SMSs, access to compatible Jio apps, such as JioTV, JioCinema, JioXpressNews, and JioMusic and free voice calls.

The Rs. 309 recharge offers, the same benefits as the Rs. 153 pack, but data offered at high speed will be 1GB per day. If anyone plans to use the Jio Phone – TV Cable, called the JioMediaCable, that lets you mirror content playing on the phone directly on the big screen then you must buy the Rs. 309 recharge pack. This recharge pack will be available for purchase as soon as the cable hits the market. There are also two sachet packs of Rs. 24 and Rs. 54, with validities of 2 days and 7 days, respectively.

What is the cost of JioMediaCable? How to buy it?

The JioMediaCable will not be available free, though it is not yet clear how much it will cost. Similarly, there is no clarity at the moment regarding its launch date. However, it is confirmed that it will be available to buy both online and offline for Jio Phone buyers.

Apps which will work on Jio Phone?

Jio mentioned apart from its own apps, users will be able to access the popular instant messaging and social networking apps on the handset. However, WhatsApp – inarguably the most popular messaging app in India – is not supported by the handset at the moment, although it may be added later on. We can catch a glimpse of Facebook on the phone at the launch event, along with PM Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat app. With a VGA camera on the front, you can expect to support of video calling apps – JioVideoCall at least – to work on the handset too. Other Jio apps that will be preloaded on the phone are JioShare, JioGames, and a Web browser.

Phone software and languages supported?

If we talk about the phone’s software, the device has a HelloJio voice recognition system which supports 22 Indian languages. According to the demo at the launch event, the voice recognition system will allow users to control certain functions on the phone by saying commands aloud in their selected languages. The website says it can make calls, send SMSs, launch the browser and camera apps, and open JioTV, JioCinema, JioMusic etc via voice command.Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu are the supported languages.

What are the key features and specifications of Jio Phone?

Jio Phone supports a 2.4-inch display with 320×240 pixel resolution, dual-core 1.2GHz Spreadtrum SPRD 9820A/QC9805 processor, coupled 512MB RAM, 4GB internal which is expandable up to 128GB. It has a  2-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, 2000mAh battery. Jio Phone also offers NFC for digital payments, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, and USB 2.0 support.You will get a flashlight, alphanumeric keypad with 4-way navigation button in the middle, FM radio, and headphone jack on the phone. It will also have Microsoft Exchange email support, and allow you to import contacts synced with your Google account. The company says some of these features will be available later via software updates.

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When will be my money refunded?

To reclaim the refundable security deposit of Rs. 1,500, one has to wait for three years from the date of purchase. You will get the full amount back when you hand over the device to the company, Jio says.