India's telecom giant Reliance launches free mobile phones

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Reliance Industries is holding its 40th Annual General Meeting today at Birla Matushri Sabhagar at Mumbai's Sir Vithaldas Thackersey Marg.

According to the Financial Express, Mukesh Ambani said: "Today Jio is going to reinvent the conventional feature phone".

As of now, we have no information about WhatsApp app on this phone. It is reported that Jio is keeping the price of its 4G feature phones low because its plan is to attract 2G and 3G subscribers to 4G. It comes with an alphanumeric keypad, a slot for SD cards, dual-SIM support, flashlight, FM Radio, etc. Jio Prime members will get special tariffs and benefits, said Mukesh Ambani.

Yes. It will be a stand alone accessory which can be used only with JioPhone, and it will cost between Rs 500 - Rs 15,00. But, consumers have to pay one time security fee of Rs 1,500 to purchase that mobile phone which company claims to be refundable after three year. Reliance Industries Chariman Mukesh Ambani stepped out with some interesting announcements made on the occasion of RIL completing 40 years.

Jio will offer its feature phone for Rs 0. JioPhone is free of cost, though the company is charging a deposit of Rs 1500 for three years.

Jio phone contains all Jio's apps like JioTv, JioCinema and JioMusic. It has the 4G, and 4G VoLTE calls.

Yes. At the date of pre-booking, one has to pay Rs 1,500 refundable security deposit. The Freedom plan will start from August 15, where all Jio phone users will get unlimited data access. Ambani also unveiled two sachet packs - Rs 24 vaild for two days and Rs 54 valid for a week.

"To support the enhanced coverage, we are also expanding our physical distribution network across India". The Reliance Jio Phone comes with zero effective price.

The phone is reported to come with 2.4 inch screen alongside 512 MB of RAM and will have an inbuilt memory of 4GB. The phone also has an SOS feature which can be activated by pressing 5.

About 65 percent, or 500 million, devices in the Indian mobile phone ecosystem are so-called feature phones - that allow basic calling and texting, according to brokerage CLSA.

This device is the 100 percent 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) phone.

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