Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is making the JioPhone available for a special, discounted price of Rs 699, as against the current, original price of Rs 1500. Interested customers can save Rs 800 without having to exchange their old phones. This is part of Jio's plans to provide potential JioPhone customers with some Diwali discounts. The offer is termed 'JioPhone Diwali 2019' offer. The limited-period offer will remain valid for the duration of Diwali and Dussehra.
Commenting on the offer, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and MD of Reliance Industries Limited, said:
“Jio will ensure that no Indian is deprived of affordable Internet and the fruits of the Digital Revolution. By offering the ‘JioPhone Diwali Gift’, we are making an investment of Rs 1,500 towards bringing every new person from the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid into the Internet Economy. This also shows our commitment to the success of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visionary DIGITAL INDIA MISSION.”
Jio said the discounted price of Rs 699 for JioPhone is 'far lower than many of the current 2G feature phones in the market.' It also said the final barrier that prevented feature phone users from upgrading to 4G is now eliminated.
JioPhone customers availing the Diwali 2019 offer will receive benefits worth Rs 700. Jio will provide users with complementary data worth Rs 99 for the first 7 top-ups. Jio said this will help users consume more entertainment and perform other important online activities such as e-commerce, education, bus/train bookings, etc.
JioPhone customers can avail total benefits worth Rs 1500. In addition to the savings of Rs 800, users get additional benefits worth Rs 700, resulting in the total benefits worth Rs 1500. Jio says benefits worth Rs 1500 is Jio’s Diwali Gift for 'a prospering digital India.' Jio is encouraging 2G users to make the most of Jio's 'one-time' limited-period offer, which is available during the festive month and upgrade to the JioPhone platform.
"Since its launch, nearly 7 crore 2G users have been on-boarded on the JioPhone platform, giving them first-time access to a powerful lineup of digital services. Even so, the DIGITAL INDIA dream is yet to be fully realized," Reliance Jio said.