Jio GigaFiber to JioPhone 2: Five major announcements from Reliance Industries

Reliance Jio Phone 2

Jio GigaFiber to JioPhone 2: Five major announcements from Reliance Industries

At the AGM this year, the company now announced the JioPhone 2 with QWERTY keyboard.

This new launch by the RIL is expected to disrupt the home broadband services segment of India.

Jio on Thursday announced the launch of JioGigaFiber broadband services in India. It has now grown to 215 million users. The JioPhone 2 also has a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 128GB. The JioPhone 2 comes with 2.4-inch QVGA display which is same as the JioPhone, but with 9:16 aspect ratio. We can't help but see the resemblance with BlackBerry from the yesteryears.

The JioPhone was launched last year with an offer, wherein one could return their phone after three years and get back the whole amount they paid.

Nearly two years after rolling out its mobile services, Reliance Jio is now gearing up to bring another disruption in the telecom industry. In essence, you can exchange your old JioPhone for a new one for just Rs 501. The offer will be available from July 21, 2018.

In any case, the support for these two popular apps will be monumental for feature phone users, who couldn't use WhatsApp or Facebook so far on their devices. If you are interested in getting a JioGigaFiber connection, you can show the interest by going to Jio.com or through MyJio app from August 15th.

Quite simply, the biggest announcement at today's AGM.

In addition to Jio Giga Fiber, Reliance Jio also introduced a new smart home platform.

Reliance Jio will also soon detail a broader smart home platform which will include a handful of home products like surveillance cameras, connected speakers, GigaTV, smart plugs, thermostats, and more.

Starting on August 15, we have another exciting offer for common Indians. How long will it take to set up such a smart home? These online content will be available in 4K quality.

The announcement is likely to send a chill up the spines of India's broadband providers as the hugely wealthy conglomerate expands its drive into internet services. "We have built future proof networks and will continue to deliver the most advanced technologies to our customers for decades to come", he added.

Jio GigaTV will let users call other GigaTV users, as well as mobile users on other cellular networks.

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