In a strange manner a video is been uploaded on YouTube by phonerubia related to jio’s Rs.999 volte phone can be seen in which he is showing a LYF smartphone according to him this phone costs around RS.999 but he has not claimed anything yet nor he has disclosed it’s features but most of the techies are saying that it is the same phone which was estimated to be launched by the giant Reliance jio as a cheapest volte/4G phone of the world,link of the video is given below and if you didn’t heard that anytime let me give a little bit information about that.
Before a few months ago, Reliance jio was totally trying to cover all the indian customers which was not possible and they knew it, so they were looking for the maximum number of customers in a very short time and they did it as they got a good customer base in India within a period of just 6 months.
But they wanted more so they were focusing how to get more customers and at that time they had two options either to extend the validity of free services provided by the Reliance jio for the very first 6 months or to provide cheapest 4G handsets as Reliance jio could be used only in 4G handsets (IN BOTH LTE & VOLTE) which was a big hurdle for Reliance Jio as maximum number of persons were using 3G phones so they couldn’t use Reliance Jio in their phones.
At that time some reports surfaced on the leading news portals that Reliance jio is gonna launch a new under budget 4G phone which would have been the cheapest 4G phone throughout the world, but they had an alternative which was not promoted and publicised well till that time and it was Reliance communications JIOFI device.
it looks like a router and also works like a router but produces some specific signals( bandwith,frequency) through which a user can make calls via his 2G or 3G phone using Reliance Jio sim with that JIOFI.
It also has a good battery backup of around 5-6 hours and is very handy to take with yourself to anywhere. So it was believed that they found a good option for the 2G and 3G handset users so they will not be providing any kind of cheapest 4G handsets and they also extended the validity of their free services for three more months at that time and after that they charged around Rs.402 for 4 months of internet, voice, sms, live TV etc. Which was a very low amount for all these services.
Reliance Jio also provided Reliance Broadband services free for first three months, you have to fulfill some requirements for that check here about the formalities. According to reports they had some talks with the Chinese phone manufacturers but they also had tie up with LYF so after providing all these free services and facilities nobody was thinking of providing cheapest 4G phone.
Link of the video of phonerubia
But as per some reports, it is believed that Reliance Jio has launched the cheapest 4G phone which costs around Rs.999 but as I said above all this is judged by that video but it cannot be heard anywhere in the video that this is a 4G smartphone. While as LYF has manufactured 4G handsets only till the date, so it seems to be an interesting thing that LYF came into existence by Reliance Jio and they had to provide 4G phones for jio users but later anyone could buy either a LYF smartphone phone or a Jio sim. This had a very bad effect on LYF smartphone manufacturers as they didn’t provide anything better than others. So this might be a 3G or a 2G smartphone.But this can be a 4G phone also as the LYF smartphone manufacturers were not manufacturing 2G or 3G phones and if it is really a 4G smartphone then it will be a tough challenge for the other 4G smartphone manufacturers as they also have to provide something better and something cheaper overall the situation is win win for customers.
Stay tuned for further information on this budget phone.