Jio Phone is a single SIM phone, doesn’t run WhatsApp: JioPhone will not be supporting popular messaging app Whatsapp: Says Report. Reliance Jio Chairman Mukesh Ambani has recently launched the Rs 0 4G Smartphone (Jio Free phone) in RIL 40th Conference. The Rs 0 phone has named as Jio Phone. To register this mobile, users have to deposit an amount of Rs 1500 as a security deposit for the duration of 3 years. After the stipulated period, the amount will be refundable to the customer. Also, it was announced that the Rs 0 Smartphone will be available to pre-order from 24th August onwards. While the clients are having many doubts regarding this Jio handset.
Jio Phone is a single SIM phone, doesn’t run WhatsApp for now
Although there is no official confirmation about it, India Today Tech has learnt that the phone supports only one SIM card. The device also most likely lacks support for WhatsApp and Facebook, or for that matter the popular Android apps.
In present days, Whatsapp is the most used communication app. Also, most of the people use the YouTube to watch their favourite videos and Facebook is also the most used communication website. Right now most of the people are expressing that, ‘will JioPhone support WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube?’
Reliance Jio Free Smartphone is not going to Support Whatsapp
Earlier Youtuber Technical Guruji has said that the JioPhone will be holding the Whatsapp feature while the YouTube and Facebook Features will not be available at this stage. The Jio might include YouTube and Facebook features soon on Reliance Jio 4G feature Phone. In contrast, the sources have confirmed that Jio 4G feature phone will not be going to support the communication app ‘Whatsapp’. In spite of ‘WhatsApp’ Jio’s, ‘Jio Chat’ app will be accessible on the gadget. In this way, Jio is planning to push the Jio Chatting app. Whatsapp is the most used chatting app in India. It is having more than 200 million clients. Lack of Whatsapp may affect the sales of this gadget. In any way, Jio is aiming to grab more clients by offering the free voice calls, SMS, and data.
With JioPhone 4G Clients have to top-up with Rs 153 to get the unlimited free calls, SMS, and data and Jio Apps access free for a month. Reliance Jio also introducing 2 sachet plans. Rs 24 plan gives the unlimited data, SMS, and voice calls free for 2 days while Rs 54 plan gives these freebies for one week. Clients can select any of these plans according to their convenience.
The Jio 4G feature phone will be coming up with unlimited data usage and free voice calls. This mobile is specially introduced by the RIL to reach the 50 Cr feature phone users to upgrade to a smartphone. At present 78 Cr people in India are using the feature phones without Internet access in India. To upgrade them to use the technology, Reliance Jio has initiated this JioPhone.
Reliance Industries will launch this Rs 0 smartphone beta version from 15th August for testing. The JioPhone will be available for user testing in beta mode from August 15 and for pre-booking from August 24. Users need to deposit a security sum of Rs 1500 to pre-order this phone. The sum is absolutely refundable after 3 years of purchase date. The Jio is likely to announce more offers on this Rs 0 mobile to encourage the sales.
Source: India Today