What Changes Reliance Jio Customers Can Expect From August 15

Jio Giga Fiber will come with Jio Giga Router for broadband access at your home or office and Jio Giga TV set top box for IPTV services

Just like the JioPhone, the JioPhone 2 too supports 4G network.

Both the feature phones run on Kai OS, but the Jio Phone 2 would come pre-installed with social media and instant messaging apps (Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp), whereas the apps would be added to JioPhone sometime later as a software upgrade or side-loaded apps. With the JioPhone 2, the company is aiming to achieve 100 million sales for the JioPhones in India. In the note which we received, Jio clearly termed the sale as 'Flash Sale, ' hinting at the limited availability of the product. "WhatsApp will also be available on JioPhone devices soon", the company said.

So if you're interested in the JioPhone 2, head over to Jio.com at 12 PM on August 16 to get your hands on the same. Expect some heavy traffic on the website as many users have been waiting for the second-generation JioPhone since the date of the announcement.

Jio wants to commercially launch Jio GigaFiber before the November 7th Diwali. As per reliable sources, the plan is to initially roll it out in the metro cities along with some top 80 tier 1 and 2 markets.

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Unveiled by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani at company's annual general meeting (AGM) last month, JioPhone 2, the higher-end model of JioPhone will be sold online in a flash sale on 16th August. The JioPhone screen has a vertical orientation, in line with other feature phones. Therefore, with unlimited voice calls, SMS and data offerings, users will get an additional 2GB daily data for the same amount. Its predecessor, the JioPhone, was the best-selling feature phone model in the world in the first quarter of 2018.

"Starting 15th August, JioPhone customers will be able to enjoy Facebook, YouTube and Google Maps", said the Jio spokesperson. The company did not reveal any reasons behind the delay though.


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