“Jio also offers additional data worth Rs 99 with the first seven top-ups purchased by the Jio phone user”
Jio Phone has been the best-selling multifunction phone in India for quite some time thanks to its affordability, but as part of a Diwali deal the brand is now offering the handset at an even more affordable price of just Rs 699, down compared to its regular price of Rs 1500. Notably, the brand also offers Rs 99 of additional data on the first seven recharges made by the user. This branded Diwali deal will be available to customers from Dussehra to Diwali, effectively meaning that the deal will be available from October 8 to 27. Unlike the previous offer on Jio Phone, whereby users had to trade in their old phone to get the discount, this time there is no such condition from the brand.
“During the Dussehra and Diwali holiday season, Jio makes the Jio phone available at a special price of only Rs 699, compared to the current price of Rs 1,500. This is a net saving of over Rs 800 without any special conditions such as having to exchange your old phone.
This price is much lower than that of most 2G feature phones on the market today. As such, the final hurdle that kept multifunction phone users from switching to 4G services is now removed.“the company said in a statement.
If you are thinking about getting the Jio phone, this is probably the best time to get your hands on the handset. Since affordable phones don’t usually get such discounts, this is most likely a one-time deal.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and CEO of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), said: âJio will ensure that no Indian is deprived of affordable internet and the fruits of the digital revolution. By offering the ‘Jio Phone Diwali Gift’, we are investing Rs 1,500 to bring every new person from the bottom of the economic pyramid into the Internet economy.“