Jio, the leading telecommunications company in India, has recently unveiled its latest offering, the Jio Bharat, an internet-enabled feature phone. With the aim of providing access to the internet for the 250 million existing feature phone users in the country, Jio Bharat leverages the company’s network capabilities to deliver internet-enabled services on affordable entry-level phones.
Priced under Rs 1,000, the Jio Bharat phone offers 4G connectivity support. The accompanying plan, priced at Rs 123, provides users with unlimited voice calls, 14GB of 4G data, and access to Jio’s entertainment apps, including JioCinema, JioSaavn, and FM Radio. Additionally, the Jio Bharat phone supports UPI, a feature introduced last year for feature phones. Let’s delve into the details of the Jio Bharat Phone.
The Jio Bharat phone is set at a price of Rs 999 and will be available for purchase in India starting July 7. The initial batch will be part of the 1 million Jio Bharat phone program, designed to ensure the scalability of the platform and streamline processes for upgrading millions of feature phone users. The device will be available across all Reliance and Jio stores in India later this week.
Features and Specifications of Jio Bharat: Unleashing Connectivity at an Unbeatable Price
Packed with features, the Jio Bharat phone offers excellent value at its affordable price point. With a 1.77-inch display and a T9-style keypad, the phone combines simplicity with functionality. It also boasts a 0.3MP (VGA) rear camera accompanied by an LED flash. Other notable features encompass FM radio functionality, support for UPI payments, expandable storage options, and a standard headphone jack for enhanced user convenience.
The payment mechanism for UPI transactions on the Jio Bharat phone will be facilitated through JioPay. Apart from the Rs 123 monthly plan, Jio Bharat Phone users can also opt for an annual plan that includes unlimited calls and 0.5GB of 4G data per day. Furthermore, Jio has confirmed that other phone brands, starting with Karbonn, will adopt the Jio Bharat platform to develop Jio Bharat phones, which are expected to be launched later this year.
Jio Bharat’s primary objective is to empower every Indian with access to digital services, particularly those who cannot afford a smartphone. By providing internet-enabled features and services at an affordable price, Jio aims to bridge the digital divide and enable a larger population to leverage the benefits of the digital revolution.