The pre-booking of JioPhone will start for Rs 500 across its retail stores, the website and Jio App from 5 pm on Thursday, according to a message sent out by Reliance Jio.
"India Ka Smartphone is finally here! Pre-booking for JioPhone starts 24 August at 5 pm," an SMS sent to a Jio customer read.
1. Ambani had announced that voice calling for customers of the "effectively free" JioPhone would always be free and they would get unlimited data for a month against payment of Rs 153.
2. Jio has also announced a weekly plan for Rs 53 and a 2-day plan for Rs 23 for unlimited data access.
3. JioPhone, which can be operated by speaking out instructions to dial, type messages and the like will come with pre-loaded Jio apps for messaging and entertainment. The phone can be connected with television sets for watching live TV using the Jio TV app.
4. Reliance Retail has a target of making available 50 lakh JioPhones every week from September.