How to book Jio Phone
The JioPhone will be made available from August 15 in a beta program, and will be available for pre-booking from August 24 onwards. Customers who pre-book the phone will be eligible to purchase it from September 1 onwards, on a first come first serve basis. Mukesh Ambani said Jio is targeting to have 5 million JioPhones available every week.
Jio Phone plans
There are two prepaid plans that you can sign up to with the Jio Phone. Both have a one month validity, and include unlimited data, unlimited calling, and SMS. The plans are for Rs. 153 and Rs. 309 respectively, and on the surface look very similar, but there’s one difference. With the Rs. 309 plan, users will be able to use the JioPhone TV-cable, an accessory that allows you to mirror your screen onto any TV, so that Jio’s streaming services can be enjoyed by the whole family.
At the same time, Ambani also noted that for users who don’t want to commit to a monthly plan, the company also has a couple of sachet plans that give shorter term access to data. There are again no limits mentioned. For two days, Jio Phone users can get the Rs. 24 pack, or they can opt to spend Rs. 54 for a week of usage.