According to a report, citing a Reliance Retail. Channel partner, Jio is likely to take orders for its 4G feature phone between October-end and November first week.
Jio Phone pre-booking date is on top of the minds of millions of people who were not able to order the handset in August. Their wait may soon be over, as Jio Phone pre-bookings will start again after Diwali. Once the first batch of deliveries is meet the telecom giant will open slots for pre-booking. According to a report, citing a Reliance Retail. Channel partner, Jio is likely to take orders for its 4G feature phone between October-end and November first week. For August bookings done by customers the report claims that deliveries in metro cities started on Saturday. Meanwhile Jio Phone deliveries are well maybe complete by Diwali, October 19.
However, there is no concrete date yet. On the official website, the company only says “We will inform you when [Jio Phone] pre-booking resumes.”
Also on Diwali, Jio will launch its revised tariff plans. About 6 million Jio Phone units booking record in a day and a half. This was when the company opened bookings of the 4G feature phone on August 24 in the first phase. Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani had announced that the 4G phone will be “effectively free” for users, but to prevent isuse of the scheme Jio Phone buyers will need to pay one-time fully refundable deposit of Rs. 1,500.
The entire money will credit back as refund to customer after usage of the phone for 36 months. However, there are several conditions applicable to get the Jio Phone refund. These include spending at least Rs. 1,500 on recharges every year and actively using the handset. If the conditions are not met, it can ask the consumer to return the phone, forfeit the refund, and levy the applicable taxeUnder the conditions set by Jio for the users, handset buyers can get refund of Rs. 500 if they return the device in the first year, provided they have made recharge of Rs. 1,500 during the year. Similarly, on return of the phone in the second year, the customer will get refund of Rs 1,000 and in the third year entire amount of Rs 1,500 will revert as refund.
Reliance Retail started delivery of Jio Phones in small towns from Navratri festival. “The shipments started in metro cities from Saturday. The target is to complete all shipments around Diwali,” the channel partner said.