WhatsApp on JioPhone could be a reality, talks on

04 August, 2017, 19:51 | Author: Becky Perry

According to a report by Factor Daily, Reliance Jio officials are in talks with Whatsapp to create a special version of the messaging app for the JioPhone.

With Reliance Jio offering unlimited 4G data to all JioPhone users with its Rs. 153 plan, a lot of new users will be logging on to the internet for the first time.

If you are planning to purchase a JioPhone and were disappointed by a news that it would not include WhatsApp in it, you can now be relieved.

"Having a specialised version of Whatsapp will be a unique selling point for Jio handsets, and will help them to grow in the market as well", the report quoted a senior analyst with a consultancy firm.

"There have been a few meetings between Reliance Jio officials and WhatsApp officials... but the discussions are preliminary", said one source. There are technical challenges.

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After Mukesh Ambani has announced the launch of its much-anticipated 4G smartphone with a bunch of exciting offers, the booking of Jio Phone on everyone's top list. The deposit will be refunded in full after a period of three years, but only if the user returns the device. We can only talk about more specifications, one the company decides to reveal its plans with the JioPhone, especially its use in businesses. The JioPhone will serve as a sensible and affordable upgrade to feature phone users, which is still a majority in India. The news was a major setback for the potential buyers given that a major segment of the country uses WhatsApp messenger to chat with their family and friends. Previously, Facebook's Chief Financial Officer David Wehner had also acknowledged Jio's contribution in the growing usage of the social network in India.

With its 4G enabled "low-cost" feature phones, Jio has been speculated to take over the rural market in India.

However, the phone's expected success was still doubted by many due to its inability to support India's most popular messaging app Whatsapp.

"We are targeting to have five million Jiophones available every week", Ambani said.

Reliance Jio phone: Reliance Jio is accepting registrations from businesses for the JioPhone as well.


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