After last year’s shocking announcement from Mukesh Ambani by launching Free Jio Services, here is yet another major blow. But this time directly to Smartphone manufacturers. Jio recently launched its first Feature Phone called JioPhone. However the features are of Smartphone. Today Savvydroid will be telling you about some myths, we will also find some answers to commonly asked questions.

Myth 1: Its Free of Cost

Reality: You have to pay Rs 1,500 as a one time refundable deposit. A glimpse of Jio’s website shows that this phone must be recharged with minimum of Rs 153 per month. Consider you will use the phone for exactly 3 years. So you will be spending Rs 5508 for recharges + Rs 1,500 as a deposit. In all you will be shelling Rs 7008.

 

Myth2: Jio SIM is locked

Reality: Technically, the SIM  is not locked. But keep in mind, you cannot use other SIM cards other than Jio. This is mainly done to promote Jio’s own service.

 

Myth 3: JioPhone is a Smartphone

Reality: No! Its a feature phone. Though the features makes you think its a smartphone but it isn’t. Firstly it doesn’t have any specific OS, secondly it lacks basic feature of Smartphone like Wi-Fi, multitask

 

Myth 4: It supports WhatsApp and other Social Networking sites

Reality: Since it’s not a smartphone, you can’t run extra apps besides in-built ones like JioMusic and JioTV.

 

Myth 5: I’ll use this phone has Wi-Fi hotspot

Reality: If Jio had done this, then it would have killed its other products like Jio-Fi. Jio is playing smart.

 

Some Q&A

What is the Launch Date of the Jio 1500 rs Mobile?

The phone will be available for testing from 15th August 2017. If everything goes fine in the testing, the Jio 1500 Phone booking online will be available from 24th August 2017.

 

What is the Handset Make and its Features?

The handset model is LYF Easy which is a VoLTE feature phone. But unlike other available feature phones in the Indian Market, this one is the cheapest 4G supported VoLTE feature phone which is loaded with different features like: –

  • Screen Size: – 2.40 inches
  • Resolution: – 240×320 pixels pixels
  • Expandable storage: – microSD
  • Bluetooth: – V4.10
  • FM: – Yes
  • Headphones: – Yes
  • Speakers: – Yes
  • 4G/LTE
  • Sim: – Single
  • Supports 22 Indian Languages

 

How to Book the Jio 1500 Phone?

The facility of the Jio 1500 Mobile booking will be available from 24th August 2017. People can book the phone from the MyJio App or by visiting Jio offline stores need to fill up and submit the registration form along with the required documents. The phone will also be available for sale on Amazone, Snapdeal, and Flipkart. Simultaneously it will also be available on sale in the retail market for the public. Getting hands on one of these will be really tough.

 

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