Now, however, Jio has announced that both WhatsApp and YouTube will be available for download via the Jio App Store starting August 15, the same day Jio Phone 2 hits the market. The company has called the scheme "JioPhone Monsoon Hungama".
It is expected to offer five services - home automation, home surveillance, landline, TV and Broadband.
This year's AGM saw several announcements such as Jio Giga Fiber, the next Jio Phone and more.
Ambani did not give price plans for JioGigaFiber, unlike for Reliance's telecoms venture Jio that was unveiled in late 2016 with free calls and rock-bottom data rates - a move that upended India's telecoms sector by triggering a price war, dragging margins lower and spurring consolidation. In essence, you can exchange your old JioPhone for a new one for just Rs 501.
He also introduced another attractive offer to feature phone users.
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According to Reliance Jio, the Jio GigaFiber service will be rolled out in 1100 cities across India, making it "the largest greenfield fixed-line broadband rollout anywhere in the world,". The WiFi calling will also work on the JioPhone 2.
The company plans to launch a bunch of new accessories, such as gas leak sensor, siren, CCTVs, and smoke sensor that leverage Jio's broadband services. Besides, he also launched Jio Gigafibre.
Aditya Birla group's Idea Cellular had a total subscriber base of 216.76 million, as per the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) data released in April this year. He said, "Jio has enabled Reliance to strategically reinvent itself as a Technology Platform Company".
After launching JioPhone past year, Reliance has announced JioPhone 2 at an introductory price of Rs 2,999. Dubbed as JioGigaFiber, the broadband connectivity will be extended to homes, merchants, small and medium enterprises and large enterprises. The company said that on August 15th, users will be able to register interest for JioGigaFiber. As mentioned, there are about 25 million Jio Phone users in India, and access to these social apps will be revolutionary for bringing about a digital change in the remotest villages of the country.
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For smart home solutions, Jio will first set up a GigaRouter at your home. The company said it expects tens of millions of customers and retailers to be a part of this platform through Jio apps as well as Reliance's own retail ecosystem.