Jio Phone bookings start Thursday, August 24 and the 4G feature phone will be delivered to consumers in September on first-come, first-serve basis. The first Jio-branded phone will come preloaded with apps such as JioCinema, JioMusic, and JioTV, along with popular instant messaging and social networking apps. Aimed at 2G feature phone users who are yet to join the company’s network, the handset is “essentially free,” though you will have to make a refundable security deposit of Rs. 1,500. If you plan to book Jio Phone, you can opt for either online or offline channels. Read on to find out how to book Jio Phone, the time pre-orders start, when to make the payments, and more details.
When do Jio Phone bookings start?
Jio Phone bookings will start at 5:30pm on August 24 via the MyJio app, official website, and authorised Reliance Jio offline retailers.
How to book Jio Phone?
To book JioPhone using the MyJio app, just open the app and tap on the Prebook Now option. Next, provide your phone number and the pincode of the area you live in, and tap on Proceed. That’s it, you will get a booking ID on the app as well as SMS, which you can refer to while picking it up from the designated retailer.
To book a unit for a friend or family member, simply input their phone number and delivery pincode and make the payment. In this case, the SMS will be sent to you as well as your friend’s mobile number, with the address of the retailer and booking ID.
Jio Phone price and delivery date
As mentioned above, the phone is free to buy but you will have to make a Rs. 1,500 refundable security deposit “to avoid potential misuse.” Gadgets 360 understands the payment will be made in two parts – Rs. 500 is to be paid when you make the booking, while the remaining Rs. 1,000 needs to be paid while picking up the handset.
Delivery dates for JioPhone will depend upon how early you book the device, as Reliance Jio is following the first-come, first-serve rule. So if you want to be among the first to get your hands on the device, make sure to be ready with the details when pre-orders open at 5:30pm on Wednesday. The company aims to deliver 5 million units of the handset each week, but the demand expected to be high so there is no surety on when the deliveries would be made.
Jio Phone features and specifications
As for the Jio Phone features and specifications, the 4G VoLTE feature phone has a 2.4-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor under the hood, backed by 512MB of RAM. The operating system keeping the handset running is KAI OS, and the device has 4GB of internal storage, with microSD support up to 128GB. You get Wi-Fi support, 2000mAh battery, and NFC for digital payments. Unique features of Jio Phone include support for 22 Indian languages, a voice assistant to control certain functions, and the option to mirror content playing on the phone to the TV using a proprietary cable.
Last week, Google rolled out an update to their Analytics platform that impacts virtually all users.
You can now see all of your data for a profile (both app and web views) from within the same display at the same time. If you happen to have both app and web data in the same profile and would like to continue to see it separately, you can create a filter to show only the relevant data.
They also renamed many dimensions and metrics so they are the same across web and app view. For those of us who use GA on the web, Visits is now Sessions, Unique Visitors is now Users, and Pageviews are…well still Pageviews.
To help clarify any confusion, let’s talk about the difference between Sessions, Users, and Pageviews…just to make sure we’re all on the same page. Or pageview. Or whatever. 🙂
THE STORY OF USERS, SESSIONS, AND PAGEVIEWS
Say I come visit your site on March 1. While I’m there, I visit your homepage, your about page, and your contact page. If I’m the only one to your site, here’s how your analytics profile is going to read:
So I’m one user, I’ve created one session, and I’ve viewed three pages.
Now let’s pretend I come back to your site (using the same machine) on March 2. Again, I visit your homepage, about page, and contact page. Now here’s how your total will read (assuming no other activity on the site):
A session “resets” by default after 30 minutes of inactivity or at the end of the calendar day. Because I came back to your site twice on different days, it’s going to register as two sessions. However, as long as I haven’t cleared my browser cookies and come back from the same device, it will still see me as one user. If however I look at your site on my desktop and then from my mobile, Google Analytics will likely show two users since (generally) it doesn’t do well tracking across devices.
Finally, pageviews just counts the number of webpages actually loaded. Every time someone loads a page on your site, it will show a pageview.
Facebook propelled its classifieds site Marketplace in October of a year ago. Presently the organization is moving it out to more nations and including new classes and substance from (neighborhood) entrepreneurs.
Considered by some as a “Craigslist clone” or conceivably a “Craigslist executioner,” the social site initially situated Marketplace as a shared offering stage, reacting to the natural formation of particular purchase and-offer gatherings on the site. Presently it’s growing interest to organizations and presenting content from a scope of postings and information aggregators.
A week ago, TechCrunch found that Marketplace was highlighting day by day bargains from eBay for a determination of its US client base. It was described by the organization as a test. (It will probably extend past eBay if clients react decidedly.)
To take in more about Facebook’s designs, I talked with Deb Liu, who is accountable for Marketplace. She affirmed that Facebook will be growing the extension and substance accessible to clients.
For existing classifications in Marketplace (e.g., Autos, Property), Facebook will include postings from organizations and substance aggregators. These classes will highlight one next to the other introductions of individual and “expert” postings. Facebook will likewise be presenting new classes that will be more business-driven:
Employments (live now — US, Canada, Mexico)
Every day bargains (eBay organization test)
Tickets (Eventbrite and Ticketmaster), which are additionally displayed on occasion pages
Shops (items from Shop area of business Pages)
Liu revealed to me that in building up the guide for Marketplace, Facebook is to a great extent being receptive to its clients and adopting something of a natural strategy. The substance development speaks to clients’ want for more stock and determination. She said the organization additionally takes a gander at look inquiries and what clients are tapping on and connecting with to figure out where to go next.
She demonstrated that every classification will include particular channels to empower clients to explore and bore down into an expanding volume of postings. Channels will be extraordinarily adjusted for every class — e.g., Jobs, Cars and Apartments.
For organizations offering items (or employments postings), substance will be pulled from Pages. To include items, organizations add substance or stock to the Shop territory of their Pages. That will get maneuvered into Marketplace naturally. In the event that organizations are working with business stages, for example, Shopify, items can be distributed to Facebook through their apparatuses.
Facebook sees a blend of both disconnected and web based business exchanges through Marketplace. Postings pages empower purchasers and merchants to impart when a disconnected exchange is examined (e.g., purchasing furniture or an auto), however Facebook will deal with the exchange for web based business buys.
“We will likely make it simple to collaborate and finish an exchange,” Liu let me know. “It’s about how you make that last mile association.”
As to unavoidable subject of adaptation, Facebook has tried advertisements in Marketplace. Posting charges and exchange expenses are additionally potential cash making situations. At sufficiently high volume levels, these could make significant income for the organization. Be that as it may, that is my hypothesis.
Until further notice, Facebook is centered around getting the client encounter right and setting up Marketplace as an important device for purchasers and venders. It can stand to require its investment.
At its pinnacle, daily paper classifieds advertisement income (print + advanced) in the US was worth practically $50 billion. A recent report by two business college teachers contended that Craigslist redirected more than $5 billion from daily papers between the years 2000 and 2007. Furthermore, it has been assessed that Craigslist income in 2016 was more than $700 million.
So whether it’s $700 million or $7 billion, there’s a critical open door here for Facebook and Facebook merchants, which could likewise reach out to benefit for nearby organizations later on.
Xiaomi is set to launch the Redmi Note 5A cell phone in China on Monday, and a crisp affirmation from CEO Lei Jun himself gives us greater clearness on what’s in store from the cell phone. As indicated by Jun, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is affirmed to have a 16-megapixel front camera with a devoted glimmer for selfies, and a three opening plate – two for SIM cards and one for microSD development.
In front of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A dispatch set to start at 7.30pm China Time (5pm IST), we should investigate every one of the breaks and secrets up until now, to extensively list every one of the things we think about the gear spending plan cell phone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A cost
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is relied upon to be estimated at CNY 999 (generally Rs. 9,600). The cell phone is reputed to come in two variations – the more premium one to be called “Expert” or “Prime” variation. Both these variations are relied upon to be propelled today, and clearness on accessibility points of interest may be accomplished at the occasion.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A outline
We definitely recognize what no less than one variation of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A resembles, because of a group of renders shared by CEO Lei Jun. This variation won’t include a unique finger impression sensor, and shading variations were uncovered as Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver.
As indicated by past breaks, and the TENAA posting a week ago, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is generally anticipated that would come in two variations: one including the unique finger impression sensor at the back while another missing the component. Aside from that distinction, the outline stylish of both the variations will continue as before. The cell phones are relied upon to don a thin metal unibody with radio wire groups at the back, and a solitary camera setup in the upper left corner. It sports capacitive route catches in the front, a USB Type-C port, and double speaker grilles. The volume and power keys are on the correct edge of the cell phone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A particulars
In front of the dispatch, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took to Weibo to discharge a few secrets of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, and affirm few components. He shared an injection of the cell phone wearing a front glimmer, and affirmed that the front camera brandishes a 16-megapixel sensor with delicate light blaze. Notwithstanding, apparently the Pro variation may wear this solely. As said before, Jun additionally affirmed that the Redmi Note 5A will wear a committed microSD card opening nearby double SIM spaces.
Past holes likewise propose that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A may include a 5.5-inch HD show, and will be fueled by Snapdragon 425 processor. It is probably going to include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt stockpiling. The handset will bolster expandable capacity by means of microSD card (up to 128GB). It is said to keep running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 and bolster 4G VoLTE. On the camera front, the handset is said to accompany a 13-megapixel raise camera with LED blaze and 5-megapixel front camera. There’s an infrared sensor additionally tipped to be available. The posting claims that the handset will quantify 153.3×76.3×7.31mm and weigh about 150 grams. It is said to pack a 3000mAh battery.
The Redmi Note 5A has been tipped to highlight a 5.5-inch show simply like Redmi Note 5 yet with somewhat less thick show with a HD determination.
The “Ace” or “Prime” variation is tipped to take things up an indent and game a Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB inward stockpiling, 16-megapixel back and front camera with streak support, and unique mark sensor at the back.
Reliance Jio today announced the launch of its much rumoured 4G feature phone, which is named as JioPhone. Along with that the telco has announced its cable TV device.
The JioPhone will be available for free but buyers will have to deposit a fee of Rs 1500 which will be refundable after three years on returning the phone. This means the phone will be available at an effective price of zero.
“Today, I am delighted to announce that JioPhone will be available to all Indians for an effective price of – Rs 0,” said Mukesh Ambani amid thunderous applause from the shareholders. “A JioPhone user can use the JioPhone for 36 months, and can get a full refund of the security deposit of Rs 1,500 by returning the used JioPhone. Net-net, you pay nothing for the JioPhone,” he added.
The phone was launched at the 40th AGM meet of RIL. Mukesh Ambani used the occasion to introduce his twin children, Akash and Isha, who presented the phone features that include calls and text messaging on voice command, Internet surfing and cable to connect the device to TV to view content, including videos.
“It is made in India by the young Indian,” Esha Ambani told announcing the launch of the phone.
JioPhone will be available for beta testing this 15th August, while pre booking will start from 24th August; physically it will available from September this year.
Jio termed it as “India ka smartphone”.
The feature phone comes preloaded with all Jio applications like Jio Cinema, Jio Music etc.
The phone comes with:
1) Alpha numeric keypad
2) 2.4 inch QVGA display
3) FM radio
4) Torch light
5) Headphone jack
6) SD card slot
7) Battery with charger
8) Four way navigation system
9) Phone contact book
10) Call history facility
11) Jio apps
12) Microphone and speaker
13) Inbuilt Ringtones
At the AGM meet, Mukesh Ambani said that voice calling will always be free for JioPhone customers.
“JioPhone will make the 2G feature phone obsolete,” Ambani claimed, adding that the company is looking to bring 5 million phones to the market a week.
Out of the 78 crore phones in India, Ambani said, 50 crore are feature phones that cannot be used for Internet or data usage. The new phone would give “affordable” device to these 50 crore users and “end the digital exclusion in India”.
“Reliance democratised the equity culture in the past. Now, Jio will democratise the digital culture in India,” he asserted. “Digital Life will no longer be the privilege of the affluent few.”
He said that the phone will be made in India from the last quarter of this year. “JioPhone to be most intelligent, affordable phone in the world — a 4G LTE phone supporting all 24 Indian languages,” he added.
The phone also comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) support and as per Jio, users in future could use it to store their credit/debit card details to make payments, something like Samsung Pay.
The Jio feature phone users can avail the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer at just Rs 153 per month. Under this they will get free voice and SMS as well as unlimited data.
Reliance Jio, the fourth-generation telecom arm of Reliance Industries, will provide unlimited data on the phone for Rs 153 per month.
Jio, Mukesh Ambani said, already has 125 million users since its launch in September last year.
Jio has also announced two recharge packs – one costing Rs 54 that offers a week’s validity while another comes with validity of two days and is priced at Rs 24.
Meanwhile, the company has launched a device called Jio phone Cable TV that connects JioPhone with any TV, not just a smart TV, so that all JioPhone users can enjoy viewing on the big screen of their existing television sets.
Along with this accessory, users can opt for the existing Jio Dhan Dhan Dhan Rs 309 pack that would allow users to watch almost 3-4 hours of videos daily, of their choice, on a large screen.
To expand its footprint, Jio has decided to create 10,000 Jio offices across India which will act as sales channel partners. The telco will also create over ten lakh physical retail outlets to sell Jio services. Besides Jio services will be offered through e-commerce platforms, Ambani added.
Although Jio has denied it, there seems to be little doubt that some details of millions of Jio users have been leaked on the web. It is a serious data breach affecting millions of people, given the size of Jio in India. And although it is true that in India rarely people care about privacy — nothing else explains the cavalier way in which they hand out person details to almost everyone — the size of the Jio leak is such that even the busiest Jio users are noticing it.
While the whole issues is kind of simple for now — data leaked on a website and a few hours after users started noticing it, the website went down — if you are a Jio user you will invariably have some questions and may be some confusion as well. Let’s try to explain the whole issue and answer the questions you may have with some simple bullet points.
1. The Jio data leak, which you are hearing about, refers to the data of users that was posted on a website called magicapk.com. It was posted sometime last week although most of the people noticed it only on Sunday evening when Twitter users — most notably @amit_meena — started talking about it.
2. The data that was saved on the magicapk.com servers was searchable by a very simple and basic user interface. It required people to input the Jio number in the search field, which then returned with the user details if available. If user details were not available, the result page would show empty text fields in front of categories like number, email id and Aadhaar etc.
3. The leaked Jio data contained the emails ids, phone number, full names etc for the user data. It doesn’t look like that Aadhaar number was leaked even though many Jio numbers were issued after the Aadhaar verification.
4. The leaked data is no longer available on the magicapk.com. The website has gone down, either taken offline by the website host or probably it has run out of bandwidth. But the data is also apparently on sale in dark web forums frequented by hackers and cyber criminals. Interestingly people who are selling the data aren’t calling it Jio data. They only say that the data contains details of 120 million users of a big telecom firm in India. They also say that the data has details like the incoming and outgoing call records.
5. Jio has denied that its user data has leaked. This is rather strange because Jio data does seem to be out in the public. A Jio spokesperson has said: “We have come across the unverified and unsubstantiated claims of the website and are investigating it. Prima facie, the data appears to be unauthentic. We want to assure our subscribers that their data is safe and maintained with highest security. Data is only shared with authorities as per their requirement. We have informed law enforcement agencies about the claims of the website and will follow through to ensure strict action is taken.”
6. If you are a Jio users from the early days of the launch of the service, chances are that your data has been leaked. But if you have taken a Jio connection in the last few months, it is possible that your data has not been leaked, or at least is not part of the data dump that was posted on magicapk.com.
7. What all has leaked? As noted earlier, it doesn’t look like your Aadhaar details have leaked through the Jio data leak. But of the particular concern is the leak of the email ID, which nowadays is a sort of key to people’s digital lives. The number too has been leaked, along with the full name.
8. The big question is what should you do now? If you are a Jio user, you should ask the company for details. Unfortunately, that is all you can do right now. India doesn’t have a law on privacy or data protection so there is no legal recourse available to you. At the same time, the state of cyber security too is rather poor in India. Today it’s Jio data. Tomorrow it could be data belonging to some other phone company or bank or even a government organisation. Although you can minimise chances of the data leak by being careful about sharing something like phone number with people and companies.
9. Is there a possibility of misuse of the leaked Jio data? Yes, there is. Both the phone numbers and email IDs of Jio users can be misused, especially if these are the primary numbers and primary email IDs. Although, this is not specific to just the Jio data leak. Whenever your phone number and primary email ID leak on the web, there is always a chance of someone, somewhere misusing it.
10. What’s next for Jio users? Again it is not specific to Jio users. But to almost everyone in India. There is very little Indian phone and web users can do right now about their privacy, particularly in light of Aadhaar which is nowadays linked to almost everything and has now become mandatory for even SIM cards. The only way there can be some respite for Indian users when it comes to privacy is if the government comes out with watertight laws on privacy and data protection. But so far government has shown no inclination to do something like this.