‘How to Book Jio Phone’ Most Searched Question About Mobiles on Google in India in 2017

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‘How to Book Jio Phone’ Most Searched Question About Mobiles on Google in India in 2017

The JioPhone is effectively priced at Rs 0, however, customers need to pay Rs 1500 as a security deposit for the phone.

New Delhi, December 15: As the year comes to end, tech giant Google revealed its top trending search queries for India in 2017. The much-touted JioPhone, which has won hearts in India, is among the top searches in 2017. The most Googled query under the ‘How to’ section in 2017 was ‘How to link Aadhaar card with PAN card’  followed by ‘How to book Jio phone’ and ‘How to buy bitcoin in India’. Reliance JioPhone, is one of the first feature phones to come with 4G VoLTE capability and the ability to use the device via voice commands. According to Reliance Jio, over six million people from across India booked the phone in the first round of pre-bookings.

Reliance Jio’s entry in September 2016 waged a data war in the telecom sector as Jio offered disruptive offers to woo customers. The JioPhone was announced at Reliance Industries 40th annual general meeting (AGM) in July this year. The JioPhone was unveiled by the company’s chairman Mukesh Ambani. JioPhone was made available for pre-booking on August 24. JioPhone is aimed to convert 500 million existing feature phone users into 4G subscribers.

As far as price of the JioPhone is concerned, the feature phone is effectively priced at Rs 0, however, customers need to pay Rs 1500 as a security deposit for the phone. This security deposit is refundable. However, users will get the same after a minimum period of three years. Of the Rs 1500, the Rs 500 need to be paid at the time of the booking, while remaining Rs 1000 need to be paid during the delivery of the phone.