Reliance Jio phone was the most shouted after product in the last few months. Even a record booking numbers was witnessed while the pre-booking started for the device. Now Reliance has started shipping 6 million Jio Phones starting this month. But the users who had booked the Jio phones with the hope to get it free of cost are now going to pay heavy. They might have hardly imagined that the cheapness of the device would be too costly for them to handle.
You might wonder why we say so! But if you are not already aware, then let us tell you that the full terms and conditions to use the Jio phone has just been unveiled in the company website which shows the other side of what was not revealed in the Jio phone lunch event. The recent unveiled norms of the testament reads that every single jio user needs to recharge at least Rs. 1500 every year till three years to let the phone remain functional. And if the users after knowing the complete norms would not like to keep the phones and return to the company, then they will have to pay up to Rs. 1500 as penalty.
This now completely reiterates the fact that the phone is not free and this is just the reverse of what was said during the lunch of the device. The legal testament at the Reliance Jio official website reads “The JioPhone is available for continued use on the Recipient purchasing telecom recharge vouchers of an Authorised Carrier (presently Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited) from the Company or any of its authorised retailers for use in the Jio Phone of a minimum value of Rs. 1,500/- per annum for a period of 3 years from the date of the first issue of the JioPhone.”
Now the total estimation says that the users would spend Rs. 4500 in recharge in three years provided the company returns them Rs. 1500 after the term. Still the device costs them Rs. 3000. And if any user fails to meet the target of recharging Rs.1500 in a year, then Jio holds the right to ask the customer for returning the handset with an aditional charge to the company.
According to the Relaince Jio E-Agreement, if you decide to return the phone to the company within the very first year of purchase, then you will need to pay Rs.1500 as additional charge excluding GST and other charges. Similarly, returning the phone before two years would cost Rs. 1000 + GST and other charges and returning it before three years would cost Rs. 500 + GST and other charges.
The latest revelations convey that Reliance has started shipping the handsets to customers. So now it’s time for those who have ordered to decide if they would keep the handsets or just return.