Reliance JioPhone booking: What we know so far


Reliance will start the bookings for the much-awaited JioPhone from August 24. The company will provide JioPhone on the first come, first serve basis. To register for the JioPhone booking, you need to navigate to and select the banner featuring the phone. You should provide the first name, last name, e-mail, phone, and pincode. The company official will establish contact with you over e-mail or phone and inform you when the JioPhone is made available.

With a target to sell 50 crore feature phones, the JioPhone will be available for pre-order from August 24. A one-time refundable security deposit of Rs. 1500 is required to purchase the phone. Moreover, you need to provide your Aadhaar card number and other information.


If you are running any business, you need to provide PAN/GSTN number including the number of devices required. The e-mail should originate from your company domain.


Booking via SMS

It is also possible to pre-book JioPhone by sending an SMS with the following format to 7021170211

JP Pincode Storecode

You should provide store code but we don’t have any idea as to how you can locate the relevant code.

Refund after 36 months

As a customer, you can keep and work with the phone for 36 months. After that, the phone should be returned to the company to avail the refund. Hence, the effective price of the smartphone will be zero. You can keep the JioPhone if you need not require any refund.

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The company is currently conducting beta testing of the JioPhone. According to Reliance Jio, the customer will be able to work with unlimited data using the phone for Rs. 153 per month.

Possible privacy problems

The big question here is what will happen to the data stored on the JioPhone after 36 months. Even if you erase all data including contacts and images, it is possible to recover them using third-party tools. Hence, you should think twice before returning the phone because of the potential privacy issues.

Enjoy various services with Jio

As per PTI, Reliance Jio has 125 million users since its official launch in September 2016. The service provides high-speed 4G connectivity including exclusive apps such as JioTV, JioXPressNews, JioNewspaper, JioMoney and much more. Moreover, the customer will be able to enjoy unlimited voice calls, SMS messages at an attractive price.

Transparent pricing

The advantage of Reliance Jio is the transparent pricing strategy. A customer can select any plan according to the needs and requirements without any compulsion. That said, the three-month plan comprising of 1GB 4G data coupled with unlimited voice and messages is one of the popular choices among people. In addition to the standard pricing, customers are attracted with cashback offers from popular wallet companies such as PhonePe.

If you complete the form by selecting the below source link, the company will provide notifications. You need to provide your Aadhaar number and pay Rs. 1500 to purchase the phone. If you want the money back, you should retain the original packaging. We still don’t have any information about how you should avail the refund process and where you should surrender the phone.

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Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at