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Reliance JioPhone pre-bookings cross over three million mark

The pre-bookings for Reliance's 4G feature phone named JioPhone crossed over three million mark, within just a couple of hours of opening on Thursday, media reports said.

Reliance JioPhone pre-bookings cross over three million mark

New Delhi: The pre-bookings for Reliance's 4G feature phone named JioPhone crossed over three million mark, within just a couple of hours of opening on Thursday, media reports said.

A store in central Delhi claimed to have booked about 100 phones in offline mode within 15-20 minutes.

However, website of Reliance Jio crashed soon after the pre-bookings opened yesterday. The website displayed "Content Server Error" a couple of minutes after commencement of pre-booking.

Reliance Retail started pre-booking of JioPhone though its stores, franchisees, Jio website and application against refundable deposit of Rs 500. The customers will be required to pay another Rs 1,000 at the time of delivery of the phone in September.

The entire Rs 1,500 will be refunded to the buyer after 36 months on returning the phone.

As per the details available at Jio Store, the phone has 2 megapxiel front camera, VGA camera on the front, 4GB internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB with help of memory card and 2000 mAh battery.

Voice calling for customers of the JioPhone would be free and they would get unlimited data for a month against payment of Rs 153.

Jio has also announced a weekly plan for Rs 53 and a 2- day plan for Rs 23 for unlimited data access.

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.

The phone will also include some of the popular instant messaging and social networking apps, the channel partner said.