Reliance Jio last month introduced a new iteration of its smart feature phone, called JioPhone 2. The new Jio phone comes with a new design along with support for popular apps like Facebook and WhatsApp. Along with JioPhone 2, the company also announced its new broadband service in India, GigaFiber. Come August 15, registrations for both JioPhone 2 and JioGigaFiber will open to public.
As the name suggests, JioGigaFiber is the company’s fiber-based broadband service which is promised to deliver speeds up to 1Gbps. It is said to be the “largest greenfield fixed-line broadband” and will be available in over 1,000 cities.
Currently, Jio is running a JioGigaFiber preview scheme under which customers can get high-speed internet up to 100Mbps for 90 days along with a monthly data of 100GB. The preview comes bundled with a range of Jio’s apps. Jio users can also top-up data up to 40GB via MyJio and Jio.com in case the monthly quota has been exhausted.
Reliance Jio says it is not charging any installation charge for the new broadband service but is taking a refundable security deposit of Rs 4,500. Customers can pay for the deposit through Debit card, Credit Card, Jio Money or Paytm.
Currently, JioGigaFiber services are available as prepaid. The company plans to launch the post-paid services for the same in “due course of time.” ALSO READ: JioGigaFiber: Reliance Jio looks to disrupt India’s telecom landscape, again
Reliance JioPhone 2
The successor to Reliance JioPhone, the new Jio smart feature phone comes with a QWERTY keypad along with four-way navigation pad. It runs on KAIOS and has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM. The smart feature phone supports expandable storage up to 128GB via a microSD card.
Other key features include a 2.4-inch display, 2-megapixel rear camera, and VGA selfie camera. For connectivity, Reliance JioPhone 2 has dual-SIM, LTE, VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and NFC. It has a 2,000mAh battery.
The highlight of the phone is that it is compatible with popular mobile apps like Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp. Note that the JioPhone 2 is available for Rs 2,999 (refundable). READ: How WhatsApp, Facebook work on Reliance JioPhone.
How to register for Reliance JioPhone 2, JioGigaFiber
Mukesh Ambani at the company’s 41st annual general meeting last month said the company will prioritise the roll out of GigaFiber in localities where it receives the highest number of registrations. You will be able to book the JioPhone 2 and GigaFiber through the company’s official website and MyJio application. Just like the JioPhone launch last year, you’ll have to provide your name, registered email ID and address before the payment through credit cards, debit cards or wallet apps like JioMoney and Paytm.