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JioPhone pre-bookings temporarily halted due to excess demand

After starting the pre-orders for the JioPhone just two days ago, Reliance Jio has now stopped accepting the bookings temporarily. The pre-orders started on August 24, and the company has claimed that millions of units have already been booked. The bookings have been halted due to excess-demand of the JioPhone.

As soon as the pre-orders began, there were multiple website crashes during online booking of the JioPhone. The website currently shows a message saying, “Thank You India! millions have pre-booked the Jiophone.” This message is accompanied by a ‘Register Now’ box. When you register with the site, it will notify you when bookings resume.

JioPhone Specifications

Jio Phone

Launched at the 40th Reliance AGM, the JioPhone is a feature phone from Reliance Jio. It has many capabilities and functions that make it a one-of-a-kind feature phone. To start with, you can buy the JioPhone at a fully refundable security deposit of Rs. 1,500. After 36 months, you may return your JioPhone and get your money back.

The JioPhone is a 4G VoLTE feature phone that works with a Jio SIM only. You can enjoy all the Jio apps including movies and music on the JioPhone. At a cost of Rs. 153, you get unlimited calls, 300 SMSs, unlimited Data, and access to Jio apps on this device.

Moving to technical specifications, the JioPhone has a 2.4-inch QVGA display with alphanumeric keypad and 4-way navigation buttons. The JioPhone comes with a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front-facing camera.

Coming to the hardware, it packs a Spreadtrum processor for smooth functioning. The processor is coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB Internal memory. The JioPhone will also support microSD card expansion up to 128GB.

Running on KaiOS, the JioPhone comes with 4-way navigation buttons and bundled Jio apps. With the help of JioPhone TV, you can stream multimedia content on your TV screens. It runs on a 2,000 mAh which gives you up to 15 days of standby time.

The JioPhone also has a micro USB port and a 3.5mm earphone jack. It also comes with NFC support.

Those of you who have pre-booked the JioPhone already, you can call on 1800-8908-900 to know the status of your pre-booking. Those who want to book the JioPhone can do so by registering here.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.