The anticipated Jio Phone Monsoon Hungama offer has kicked off on select stores. Announced at the 41st Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier this month, the new offer is designed to convince existing feature phone users to switch to a new Jio Phone at an effective price of Rs. 501. The Rs. 501 price also is claimed to be a 100 percent refundable security deposit that will be given back to customers at the end of three years. The offer will go live at 5pm today via Jio Stores in India, and will be available through all retail stores (including partners) starting tomorrow. The operator has also announced a special recharge plan for customers opting the Jio Phone Monsoon Hungama offer.
Jio Phone Monsoon Hungama Offer
Under the new Monsoon Hungama Offer, customers can buy the Jio Phone at Rs. 501 in lieu of their existing feature phones. Jio says that it will accept old phones based on 2G/ 3G/ 4G (non-VoLTE) connectivity. Further, the old phones must be in working condition and charger. Customers will receive a new Jio SIM with the handset opting under the new offer, though they can opt for Mobile Number Portability (MNP) to retain their existing number.
As per the official criteria for exchange, the old phones must been in working condition without any damage/ missing parts or broken/ burnt parts. The phones also need to be exchanged along with their battery and charger. Furthermore, mobiles phones that were sold from January 1, 2015, onwards are eligible for exchange.
Jio is also offering a special Jio Phone recharge plan for customers opting the Monsoon Hungama offer. The new plan is giving unlimited voice and data access for six months on paying Rs. 594 at the time of activation of the new Jio Phone. The plan also brings 300 SMS messages that are valid for 28 days. Additionally, users under the exchange offer will get a special exchange bonus of 6GB data voucher worth Rs. 101. This brings a total data of 90GB for a period of six months. Apart from this, a new Rs. 99 Jio recharge pack for the feature phone has been launched, offering 500MB data per day, unlimited voice calls, and 300 text messages for 28 days.
“We have reduced the effective entry cost of the Jio Phone from Rs. 1,500 to as low as Rs. 501,” RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani had said at the AGM. “Our purpose is to accelerate the digital revolution in India with the extreme affordability of a Jio Phone, so that each and every Indian can access the Internet and enjoy the digital life. With the added functionalities, our wider network reach across India and strong retail presence across India, the goal that I have now set for our Jio team is to enable 100 million users on this platform in the shortest possible time.”