Reliance launched the JioPhone in 2017 and it became an instant success. The ability to run 4G VoLTE on a cheap device was a dream for many in India. The phone could run some basic apps thanks to the KaiOS in it. WhatsApp also was launched on the platform a while ago. JioPhone is a success story that Reliance may want to repeat again. If recent leaks are to be believed, the JioPhone 3 is in the works. The news may be more exciting because it reportedly will have a touchscreen this time around.
The original JioPhone had a T9 keypad. The JioPhone 2 used a QWERTY one for convenience. A touchscreen in the third iteration seems like the way to go. The pricing has [...]
Almost a year after announcing its first-ever feature phone, Reliance Industries Limited has unveiled the JioPhone 2. The new smart feature phone will retail for Rs 2999 from August 15th and is an upgrade over the JioPhone. In 2017, the JioPhone grabbed the headlines for being “effectively” free of cost. The JioPhone 2, however, will be marketed as a smarter alternative to the JioPhone.
One of the highlights of the JioPhone 2 will be its support for popular applications like YouTube, WhatsApp and Facebook. The JioPhone will get a FOTA update on August 15th which will also bring in support for these applications. RIL has also made it clear that the JioPhone [...]
Reliance Jio, one of the most famous telecom providers in India is celebrating the end of IPL Season 11. The new season of the Indian Premier League concludes this Sunday on May 27th and the telecom provider is giving away 8GB 4G data for free. The add-on offers 2GB of additional data to Jio users and the offer will be valid until May 29th. Earlier in the year, Jio unveiled a new Jio IPL 2018 pack which gave users 2GB of 4G data per day for 28 days at Rs 251.
The Cricket Jio Pack worth Rs 101, wherein users get 2GB of 4G data is available for free as an add-on for select Jio users. The [...]
The 11th edition of Indian Premier League is just around the corner. There will be a grand inaugural ceremony on the 7th of April. This season, we have 8 teams battling for a single trophy. If you are an IPL enthusiast, then here are the top three free IPL streaming apps available for Android and iOS. However, some of these apps are carrier specific and work only with a certain telecom operator.Hotstar
Hotstar is our first pick of the lot. In fact, Hotstar has been offering free streaming for different Star-only cricket tournaments since its inception. With Hotstar, the user will be able to enjoy other regional content, cinemas and Hotstar exclusive titles. However, [...]
Reliance Jio brought down the prices of the voice calls and LTE data by a large margin. In fact, most of us were paying at least Rs 250/GB data, now for Rs 199 one can get 30GB LTE data (1GB/Day) with free unlimited calling. Reliance Jio is back again with a new offer for its ‘founding members’. According to this offer, the company is extending the ‘Jio prime membership’ of already-existing ‘founding members.’
However, those who get a new connection has a pay Rs 99 to get ‘Jio prime membership’, which offers the best voice and data combos from Reliance Jio. Presently, Reliance Jio has 175 million prime users. All these users are [...]
Reliance Jio has launched a new JioFi Hospot in India with the model number JMR815. This is the fourth iteration of the JioFi, which comes with a new shape and a bigger battery. The JioFi JMR815 Hotspot is available exclusively on Flipkart for Rs 999. Just like every other JioFi device, this one is also network locked. Which means, it works only with Jio network.JioFi JMR815 Hotspot Features
The JioFi JMR815 Hotspot has a tag “designed in India”, which means the research and development (R&D) has been done locally. Besides, the device now supports a maximum theoretical download speed of 150Mbps and upload speed of 50Mbps. The device has two physical buttons [...]
Since the launch of Jio, the telecom industry has been under a lot of changes. From 1GB a month to now 1GB data per day, the plans have changed radically. Telecom providers like Airtel, Vodafone, and others have come up with interesting new recharge plans, to tackle the rising popularity of Jio.
A lot of consumers are streaming Youtube Videos, uploading photos, watching movies on the go. For an instant, we no more search for a Wifi hotspot, instead, we look for a cheaper data plans. Here is the archive of data plans for every 4G smartphone user in India. These plans will enable to get most out of your 4G smartphone.Note:
All these plans are applicable to pre-paid [...]
JioPhone has received a much-needed feature. The JioPhone users can now enjoy fully fledged Facebook natively. The app includes features like push notification, videos, and an optimised news feed. The app has been specially designed by the Facebook team for the KaiOS (special OS based on Firefox OS). The JioPhone will also receive its own version of Google Assistant in the coming months.
JioPhone is one of the cheapest feature phones that supports 4G LTE with VoLte. The smartphone literally costs nothing (with refundable security deposit), which make sense in the booming market like India. Though the phone supports universal GSM network, the company has locked it to [...]
A few reports have claimed that Reliance Jio is making an Android Go device. It is expected to be launched in Q1 of 2018 which means it might be announced in the next couple of months. Recently, Google announced the Android Go platform for entry-level smartphones. It is a way to make capable entry-level smartphones at the price of feature phones.
Apparently, the information was provided by TL Lee, Business unit Head of Wireless Communication Product at MediaTek at a MediaTek press conference. So far, there are no details about the upcoming device. It is hard to tell whether this Android Go device is an actual project right now or just an option on the table.
Google has announced that the JioPhone will be the first feature phone which will have Google Assistant support.
The Indian market has over 500 million feature phones and Google plans to reach out to many of such feature phone owners through its AI assistant. It isn’t clear yet if JioPhone is the only feature phone in Google’s roadmap or is it the first of many.
JioPhone is a 4G feature phone that runs KaiOS, a custom operating system based on Firefox OS. The JioPhon, launched earlier this year is available for free (with a deposit) and even has its own voice assistant, [...]
Reliance will begin the delivery of the 6 million Jio phones booked during the month of August on September 25. According to a report by PTI, people in rural areas will receive the phone before their urban counterparts. The deliveries will begin in a phased manner and will be completed within 15 days. Official Twitter handle of Jio states that everyone who has pre-booked the Jio phone will receive their order before Diwali this year, which falls on October 19th.
According to CyberMedia Research, a total of 61.8 million mobiles were shipped in the second quarter of 2017. With 6 million units of sale, JioPhone is estimated to account for around 10 percent of India’s total [...]
The tariff war between the dominant telecom providers has been waging ever since Reliance Jio was introduced in September of 2016. Since then Airtel, Vodafone and many other network operators have been pushing out multiple data plans to counter Jio’s offers. Jio’s recent plans, Jio Summer Surprise and Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan provide Jio Prime users with 4G data at reasonable prices till 30th July.
Given the increasing popularity and demand of Reliance Jio, other telecom companies such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea etc. have been trying to keep up with the competition by launching new data plans every other week. To help you chose the right data plan for you 4G Smartphone, [...]