Reliance Jio released the ‘Jio Bharat V2’ on Monday, offering it at only Rs 999
The new ‘Jio Bharat V2’ smartphone will enable existing 250 million feature phone (2G) users with internet via ‘Jio Bharat’ platform that leverages device and network capabilities to deliver internet-enabled services on entry-level phones.
The beta trial for the first 1 million Jio Bharat phones begins from July 7 in the country.
“There are still 250 million mobile phone users in India who remain ‘trapped’ in the 2G era, unable to tap into basic features of the internet at a time when the world stands at the cusp of a 5G revolution,” said Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio.
Jio started six years ago with the goal of giving internet access and technology benefits to all Indians.
The device comes with 30 per cent cheaper monthly plan and 7 times more data compared to feature phone offerings of other operators.
Imagine paying only Rs 123 every month and getting unlimited voice calls along with a generous amount of data – a stunning total of 14 GB!
Even basic voice services for a 30-day period, which used to cost Rs 99 previously, now costs Rs 199.
Besides Reliance Retail, other phone brands (starting with Karbonn) will adopt the platform to build ‘Jio Bharat phones’.
Reliance Jio released the ‘Jio Bharat V2’