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Jio 4G Feature Phone JioPhone to Cost Effectively Zero | July 21, 2017, 1:50 PM IST
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Reliance Industries held its 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Birla Matushri Sabhagar at Mumbai’s Sir Vithaldas Thackersey Marg. RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani, during the meeting, introduced 'India Ka Smartphone' — the JioPhone, a 4G-enabled 'effectively zero priced' feature phone that can work on voice commands.

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Jul 21, 2017 1:50 pm (IST)

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The JioPhone will also cut out the traditional cable TV distributors. A mobile-to-TV cable can be used to plug the phone to any television, effectively turning the device into a set top box.

Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm (IST)

I assure the people of India that Reliance will do everything, and more, to meet the nation's expectations. As we march toward the Golden Jubilee of Reliance in 2027, I can confidently say that the Golden Decade of Reliance has begun: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 1:19 pm (IST)

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Reliance Industries Ltd's bonus issue, announced by Chairman Mukesh Ambani on the 40th anniversary of it going public, effectively means shareholders will get an additional share for every share currently held.

Jul 21, 2017 1:09 pm (IST)

What did Dhirubhai teach us? Ambition. Still more ambition. Initiative. Still more initiative. Innovation. Still more innovation. Team work. Still more team work. My father also taught us to be humble. And to never forget that the nation expects a lot more from us in the future: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)

Over the next decade, India has the potential to move from a $2.25 trillion economy to a $6 trillion economy. I am confident that Reliance’s own growth over the next 10 years and our contribution to the Indian economy will surpass what it has achieved in the past 40 years: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 12:36 pm (IST)

Reliance Industries board recommends 1:1 bonus issue, says RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani. It has to be approved by all shareholders through postal ballot. Reliance Industries’ first IPO was in 1977 and since then the company has been credited with creating a ‘culture of the shareholder’ in India. Today's announcement of a 1:1 bonus seems aimed at rewarding the company’s shareholders. 

Jul 21, 2017 12:35 pm (IST)

Reliance paid Rs 29,637 crore of customs and excise duty during the year, almost 5% of India's total: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 12:18 pm (IST)

Reliance Industries shares rise 1.81% to Rs 1,556.45 at 12.16 pm in Mumbai trading

Jul 21, 2017 12:16 pm (IST)

After the JioPhone announcement, Bharti Airtel shares down 3.53% to Rs 405 at 12.10 pm. Idea Cellular shares down 5.63% to Rs 88.35 at 12.10 pm; rise slightly 

Jul 21, 2017 12:06 pm (IST)
Jul 21, 2017 12:04 pm (IST)

JioPhone to be available for user testing from August 15. The target is to have 5 million JioPhones available every week: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 12:03 pm (IST)

Digital life will no longer be the privilege of the affluent few. Reliance democratised the equity culture in the past. Now, Jio will democratise the digital culture in India: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 12:01 pm (IST)

JioPhone to be physically available from September 2017 to those who have pre-booked it. JioPhone pre-booking to be open from August 24: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 12:01 pm (IST)

Reliance dedicates JioPhone to the nation on the joyous occasion of India@70, 70th anniversary of India's Freedom. All JioPhones will be made in India: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 11:58 am (IST)
Jul 21, 2017 11:56 am (IST)

The effective price of the JioPhone is ZERO, says Mukesh Ambani to a thunderous applause and loud whistles from the shareholders. "A one-time refundable deposit of Rs 1,500 will be collected with every JioPhone. This deposit is to prevent its misuse."

Jul 21, 2017 11:56 am (IST)

Highlights of the big announcements so far

— Jio has made India the number 1 data-consuming country in the world

— It will soon cover 99% of India’s population with 4G displacing 2G as biggest coverage

— Introducing the JioPhone which will offer free data calls and unlimited data @ Rs 153 a month

Jul 21, 2017 11:51 am (IST)

The JioPhone will have a JioPhone TV cable which will connect the phone to all smart and non-smart TVs: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 11:49 am (IST)
Jul 21, 2017 11:46 am (IST)

Mukesh Ambani on the JioPhone tariff: On Jio feature phone, voice calls will be free. Starting August 15, Jio will give access to unlimited data on JioPhone. Jio will provide this service at Rs 153 per month. This is 1/30th or 3% of the existing prices. Weekly data plan of Rs 53 to be available for JioPhone

Jul 21, 2017 11:44 am (IST)

Long-pressing #5 button on JioPhone will send a distress message: Isha Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 11:44 am (IST)

Akash Ambani now plays one of the editions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann ki Baat radio address via voice command.

Jul 21, 2017 11:41 am (IST)

Vande Mataram echoes as Akash Ambani plays AR Rehman’s rendering of the patriotic song on the Jio phone. Next up is the trailer of blockbuster Baahubali 2 

Jul 21, 2017 11:38 am (IST)

The audience is now being given a live demo of the Jio device

Jul 21, 2017 11:37 am (IST)

This phone supports all of India’s 22 languages, says Akash Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 11:34 am (IST)

Entry-level smartphones cost between Rs 3,000-4,500. I had challenged young engineers at Jio to find a solution to this cost. And now let me introduce India ka Smartphone, JioPhone: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 11:31 am (IST)

Reliance Jio is expanding physical distribution network and will have 10,000 Jio offices by September. We will integrate Jio with all major e-commerce platforms: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 11:29 am (IST)

In the next 12 months, Jio will cover 99% of the population. Inda’s 4G coverage will be more than India’s 2G coverage. Jio has created a larger 4G network in just three years as compared to 25 years that competitors took to develop 2G: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 11:27 am (IST)

There are 80 crore mobiles in India. Out of this, over 50 crore mobile sets cannot avail of smartphone services. Data scarcity must end and Jio is doing it. Reliance Jio will offer connectivity, data affordability and device affordability: Mukesh Ambani

Jul 21, 2017 11:26 am (IST)

Jio prime members will continue to get tariff benefits, attractive surprises: Mukesh Ambani

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Jio 4G Feature Phone JioPhone to Cost Effectively Zero
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani speaking during the 40th annual general body meeting of the company.

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