Bharti Airtel to launch JioPhone contender with WhatsApp support

Bharti Airtel to launch JioPhone contender with WhatsApp support

Reliance Jio, however, has raced to more than 100 million users since its commercial launch in September, 2016. "The device is the driving force and if this driving force is adopted by everybody, then we are on the right path", Sunil Dutt, President, Devices and Sales and Distribution, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, said during the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017 in New Delhi. "People want their phones but not necessarily the latest and the most expensive ones".

Customers can enrol for the upgrade programme that will return 70% of what they pay for the new iPhones if they take up a Jio connection.

For reminder, Reliance Jio Phone features with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen in a candy bar form factor, an alphanumeric keypad, micro SD card, FM Radio with 22 Indian languages and a 4-way navigation key.

This Airtel's Smartphone is the answer to Jio Phone and Vodafones collaboration with Lava for cheaper phones.

Bharti Airtel to launch JioPhone contender with WhatsApp support

"We are going to provide deep integration of Apple's entire gamut of services on Jio's network so that it provides superlative customer experience", Mukesh Ambani said in his video message.

Under the scheme, 8,621 out of 9,190 villages that are unconnected will be covered by setting up of 6,673 mobile towers with a complete budget of nearly Rs 5,336.18 Crore.

Airtel will be launching a 4G VoLTE phone costing less than Rs 2,000.

According to industry estimates, six million bookings have been recorded for JioPhone, that offers free voice calls and sms for life. Apple's 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone, the iPhone X, will be available at a starting price of Rs 89,000 from November 3. Airtel is likely to launch its device during Diwali to stand a better chance against the Jio featured phones which offer almost every other features at a refundable price of Rs 1500. The move is aimed at giving Jio a larger set of high-value customers. Unlimited data offering comes for Rs 153 per month. Numerous subscribers have shifted towards the plans offered by Jio and have taken its prime subscriptions.

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