Reliance Jio, the #1 telecom operator in India, has launched a 4G phone called Jio Bharat V2 at Rs 999.
The new smartphone will enable existing 250 million feature phone users with internet via Jio Bharat platform that leverages device and network capabilities to deliver internet-enabled services on entry-level phones.
The beta trial for the first 1 million Jio Bharat phones begins from July 7 in the country.
“There are still 250 million mobile phone users in India who remain ‘trapped’ in the 2G era, unable to tap into basic features of the internet at a time when the world stands at the cusp of a 5G revolution,” said Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio.
The phone comes with 30 percent cheaper monthly plan and 7 times more data compared to feature phone offerings of other operators.
It comes with Rs 123 per month for unlimited voice calls and 14 GB data, compared to other operator’s Rs 179 plan for voice calls and 2GB data.