Ever since Jio phone has been launched at the highly successful event, its booking is everyone's top priority. The phone is slated to go on a beta trials mid month this August. But, the Jio Phone beta trial will be available only for a smaller section of general public.
The device is all set to be launched for the public in September and even then you will be able to claim it only after pre-booking the device. The Jio Phone booking process will begin from August 24, both online and offline. The company did something similar last year, when it began beta trials for the Jio telecom network a few months ahead of its September public rollout.
For Jio Phone bookings online, you can check the MyJio app on August 24. Till then, you can sign up for updates on the Jio.com website, clicking on Keep Me Posted, and filling the required details. If you do not have access to the MyJio app, you can opt for the offline Jio Phone booking process by heading to an offline Jio retailer on August 24. Remember though, the handset will be delivered to you in September, even if you pre-ordered it on the first day bookings open. The company says it will deliver the 4G feature phone on first come, first serve basis, and that it aims to deliver 5 million units each week. More details are expected to come as the release date draws near.
Jio Phone is free, according to Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani. Nevertheless, it requires the user to make an upfront payment of Rs. 1,500, which is refundable after three years. Regarding the Rs. 1,500 security deposit, he had said at the AGM, "The security deposit is necessary to avoid any potential misuse of data."