It’s natural for us to feel curious about Jio phone. Yes, that cheapest ever 4G phone. Its price is really too tempting. But before you register for a JioPhone, I want to share some reasons because of which I canceled my plan to purchase Jio phone.
The aim of this post is not to demotivate any product. It is just for educational purpose.
Why Should You Purchase JioPhone?
I counted many reasons above against JioPhone. But we can’t forget that there is a noble opinion behind it to connect everybody to the internet. So you can purchase it if you just want free calls and basic internet services. So these were some facts you must know before purchasing JioPhone.
Do you think I am lying? I am sure you are thinking. But if you give me one minute, I can prove you wrong. Well, we all are aware that JioPhone is absolutely free with a refundable deposit of 1,500INR. In all this lighting promotion, you may have missed something. You have to recharge 150 INR per month in order to receive free data benefits. So in upcoming three years, you have to pay total 5400 INR excluding refundable deposit. If you choose a bigger plan, of course, the cost will increase.
Now you have to return JioPhone after three years to get back the refundable deposit. Means after three years, you will be empty hand. Also, JioPhone is a feature phone, in which you may have to compromise. On another hand, you can buy a budget android smartphone under 6,000 INR.
The JioPhone will not support WhatsApp app. Reliance Jio has its own chat platform called JioChat. So, the company will force you to use JioChat instead of WhatsApp. However, few apps like Facebook, YouTube app will be available in JioPhone.
JioPhone is capable of connecting to WiFi routers. At the same time, JioPhone does not let you tether the internet to other devices via Hotspot.That's why you should think once more before going to purchase Jio phone.
Actually, Jio provides its own Wi-Fi hotspot device called Jio-Fi hotspot. Now if they give hotspot feature in JioPhone then people will start using it as a hotspot device. If people can enjoy 4G in 2G and 3G devices using JioPhone, why they will spend money on Jio-Fi hotspot. It will destroy well-settled market of Jio-Fi devices. Hence company is hesitating to offer hotspot tethering in its brand new mobile.
They promise to refund 1,500 INR after 36 months. But do you really think this would be that much easy? No, absolutely not. You have to recharge at least once within 90 days. Otherwise, they will block your Jio sim. Now they have a valid reason for no refund.
Do you really think you will use the not-so-smart phone for full 3 years?