Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook addressed via video messages. Cook spoke about the partnership with India’s newest telco and the customization that the latest devices from stables of Apple have for India.
Akash Ambani, son of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, launched the new Apple devices – iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – in Reliance headquarters in Navi Mumbai. “This partnership between Apple and Jio brings two companies that have revolutionized their respective industries because we both think customer first,” said young Akash Ambani of Reliance Jio Infocomm.
“We’ve added new keyboards for India so we now support 11 local languages, and iPhone now takes dictation in Hindi,” says Tim Cook of Apple Inc.
Reliance Jio iPhone 8 Offer
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can be pre-booked from Jio.com website, Jio Store retail outlets and Reliance Digital large format stores. The company says you can only book one iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus unit per mobile number via its platforms, and will have to pay a pre-booking amount of Rs. 1,999. You will also have to provide details such as name, email ID and phone number while placing the order.
On the day of the delivery, you will receive confirmation via email or SMS, and you can head to the assigned Jio Store or Reliance Retail outlet to pick it up. When you pick up the iPhone 8 unit, you will need a copy of the pre-booking confirmation and a copy of the Aadhaar card. The same paperwork will be needed if you are getting the unit delivered at your home or office.
Notably, the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus unit once booked cannot be cancelled, so you stand to lose the Rs. 1,999 pre-booking amount if you decide against making the purchase after placing the order.
Exclusive Jio plans for iPhone 8, 8 Plus
For iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Jio has launched new prepaid and postpaid plans that provide 3GB of high speed data per day, unlimited SMSes, Jio apps subscription worth Rs. 1,250 and free voice calls and roaming. These plans are priced at Rs. 799 and come with a 12-month contract, meaning that you will have to recharge the handset every month with Rs. 799. The validity of the plan is 28 days for prepaid and one billing cycle for postpaid.
The Buyback Guarantee for iPhone 8
The iPhone 8 buyback guarantee by Jio provides customers with 70 percent cashback on returning the handset after a year. This buyback value will be calculated after deducting the taxes applied. You need to install the MyJio app on the phone to claim the offer, and use a Jio SIM card for a year before you hand it over at a Jio store.
Here’s how it works – if you buy the iPhone 8 Plus 256GB for its full price of Rs. 86,000, the buyback will be calculated at Rs. 75,680 – Rs. 10,320 will not be considered for the cashback because of 12 percent GST. So you will get back Rs. 52,976 in the form of vouchers that can be used to upgrade to the next iPhone or purchase goods at the Reliance Digital; the voucher should be used within 6 months or it will expire.
Jio’s iPhone 8 cashback offer
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus buyers can get Rs. 10,000 cashback on payments made via Citibank cards on September 29 only. Flipkart also has a similar offer, with Rs. 10,000 cashback on Citibank Credit and World Debit cards.