Reliance Jio received an overwhelming response to its 4G feature phone pre booking offer. As a result of which there were many requests on the company’s server which were timed out as they could not handle such heavy traffic. Such was the response to the offer that now Reliance Jio has to suspend the pre booking offer itself as the free 4G feature phone has been over booked and the initial lot is expected to be delivered in September.
Such was the response to the free 4G feature phone that the company had to post a message on Reliance Jios official site- “Millions have pre-booked the JioPhone. We will inform you when pre-booking resumes.”
A company spokesperson also mentioned the pre-booking has been suspended after receiving an overwhelming response. Though Reliance Jio has not clarified if it the pre-booking was stopped across all Jio stores and retailers.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries had already made his intentions clear setting up a plan to sell 5 million JioPhone every week, at the annual general meeting speech.
The free 4G feature phone offered by Reliance Jio can be voice operated and can receive instructions via voice to dial and type messages. The free 4G feature phone will also have pre-loaded Jio apps for messaging and entertainment. Apart from this, the phone can be connected to television sets for live TV shows using Jio TV app. Along with all this will also have the popular instant messaging and social networking apps.