tech2 News Staff Sep 29, 2017 14:41 PM IST
At the special event today, hosted by chief of strategy of Jio, Akash Ambani, Reliance Jio announced the launch and special offers of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. At the launch event following the surprise video stream by Apple CEO, Tim Cook, Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani appeared on a second video stream addressing customers, detailing the several milestones achieved by Jio over the last one year.
The RIL Chairman opened his speech by emphasising how the company values its relationship with Apple. He stressed on Jio's partnership with Apple and how it will remain committed with Apple in the long run.
Ambani then focussed on the milestones accomplished by the Jio network over the last one year.
"In less than 170 days, more than 100 million customers signed up for Jio services. This is the fastest adoption of any technology anywhere in the world," he said, stating that this was faster than networks like Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype.
He insisted how Jio has made voice calls "free for life" and how its True HD quality voice works well with the new iPhone 8.
Ambani also spoke about how 500 million people in India are not able to access technology. He also stressed on how Jio launched the affordable JioPhone to counter the same, giving them access to free voice and a fast data connection. He ended his speech by thanking "all Indians who have wholeheartedly supported Jio".
Reliance Jio has launched a tariff plan especially for iPhone 8. The Rs 799 plan will provide 90 GB of data per month for post-paid users, over and above the free voice, SMS and complimentary subscription to Jio's premium applications. The Rs 799 plan is also available for prepaid users with a 28-day validity. Additionally, customers will get Rs 10,000 cashback on 29 September, the day of the launch, when they use a Citibank credit card to purchase the phone.
In addition to this, customers purchasing the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus from Reliance Digital, Jio.com, Jio Store or MyJio app, will also be applicable to get a 70 percent cashback if they return the devices after a year. Installation of the MyJio app and usage of the Jio SIM card for a year is pertinent to claim this offer. You can use the cashback to purchase the next iPhone in 2018 or purchase other electronics goods at any Reliance Stores. The cashback voucher has a six-months validity.
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