Reliance Jio is arguably the most disruptive telecom operator in India in the last decade or so. The company helped reshape the entire internet ecosystem in India and also sparked off a price war between incumbent telcos. The affordable JioPhone was yet another feather in Jio’s cap. Now the company has announced that it is offering a Facebook app on the JioPhone.
The new Facebook app is touted to offer all the quintessential features including push notifications, video, and links to external content. The Facebook News Feed and the Photos have also been optimised for the JioPhone. Furthermore, the company claims that the new Facebook app for the JioPhone will help the potential 50 crore feature phone users to connect.
JioPhone is the world’s most affordable smartphone built with transformational technology especially for Indians to migrate from a feature phone to a smartphone. As promised, JioPhone will be home to the world’s leading applications, starting with Facebook. Jio, the world’s largest mobile data network, is built to empower every Indian with the power of data and JioPhone is an integral part of this Jio movement.- Mr Akash Ambani Director, Jio.
A quick recap, the JioPhone comes with equipped with a 2.4-QVGA color display. The phone also comes with an SD card slot, Torchlight, headphone jack, FM radio and a basic camera. The JioPhone also supports 22-Regional languages and it comes with a voice assistant that seems to work flawlessly.
The JioPhone users will be able to avail the 1GB/Day Unlimited data pack at a discounted price of Rs 153 every month. Moreover, the users can also opt for weekly plans priced at Rs 53 and two-day plan priced at Rs 23, both of which offer similar benefits as the monthly plan. That’s not all, Jio has also bundled a TV Cable with which one can mirror apps like Jio TV, Jio Music and Jio Cinema on any TV.