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Published: Wed, August 02, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Reliance Jio effect: Check out Vodafone, Idea and Airtel's competitive plans

Reliance Jio effect: Check out Vodafone, Idea and Airtel's competitive plans

Nonetheless, it showcased several features that will make it a feasible option for first-time Internet users who do not have much access to the Web on the legacy feature phones.

We all know that Reliance Jio Telecom Providers has recently launched its ultra-cheap 4G feature phone into the market. Jio Phone bookings will start on August 24 for the general public, both online and offline.

Jio has begun explaining how you can get your hands on the JioPhone at Rs 0. Interested customers who pre-book will be able to buy the phone from September 2017, on a first come first serve basis. The company is also offering 5% of the MRP as talktime on this recharge.

Want to Buy Jio Phone? Will this affect Jio's expansion plans?

At present, the company provides calling with limit of 1,200 minutes per week and 300 minutes per day along with a daily usage of 1 GB for 84 days at Rs 349 in Delhi-NCR. The plans are for Rs. 153 and Rs. 309 respectively, and on the surface look very similar, but there's one difference. The company has also launched attractive tariff plans exclusively for JioPhone. After you consume the 56 GBs of high speed data, the internet speed will be reduced to 128 kbps.

What is the Jio Phone TV-Cable? But, he questioned whether Internet users will opt for this handset, as they can not be used to access Whatsapp and other Android based apps. Even they have come out with some beneficial plans for their subscribers and to compete with Jio, so check out their plans below.

The success of Reliance Jio's thunderous entry into the Indian telecom market has not only surprised experts but has also catapulted Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani to second spot on Asia's rich list. One big difference between the Reliance handset and the Idea 4G phone will be the price: while the Jio handset is "essentially free" (after an upfront, refundable payment of Rs. 1,500), the Idea 4G mobile phone will not be subsidised at all.

Kapania did not mention about the reduction in the price of the "Idea Cellular's new phone", however, still, depending on the market research related to the features of the phone would be done by the company so that some features would be excluded leading to a reduction in the cost.

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