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11 Jan 2019

Jio to soon rollout Wi-Fi Hotspot feature for JioPhone

JioPhone to soon get Wi-Fi Hotspot connectivity feature

JioPhone, the smart feature phone from Reliance Jio is about to get smarter.

According to reports, Reliance Jio is working to rollout a new update to introduce Wi-Fi hotspot feature onto the JioPhone.

However, the feature is currently in testing phase and is expected to be released for all JioPhone users soon - something the company had promised earlier.

Here are the finer details.

In context

JioPhone to soon get Wi-Fi Hotspot connectivity feature
How to check for the feature on your JioPhone?

Steps

How to check for the feature on your JioPhone?

The hotspot feature, currently under testing, will be released in a phased manner.

To find if you have received the feature, open Settings on your phone.

Now go to Networks and Connectivity and then tap on Internet and Sharing option.

If you have received the update, you should see the Wi-Fi Hotspot.

To enable the feature, tap on the option and select On.

You can setup your own password for the hotspot feature

Once you enable Hotspot, you will have the option to rename the network and set a new password for the connection. When the feature is active, you should see a Wi-Fi hotspot icon on the notification area.

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New scheme

Want to buy a JioPhone? Check JioPhone New Year offer

Jio is giving JioPhone for Rs. 1,095 along with six months of free data and calling benefits.

To avail this offer, you will have to exchange a working feature phone and buy a Rs. 1,095 Jio Festive Card from Jio.com.

Now, when you receive this gift card, go to a nearby Jio Store with the phone you want to exchange and avail the offer.

Meanwhile, here's recalling the JioPhone

Specs & features

Meanwhile, here's recalling the JioPhone

The JioPhone features a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display, 2MP rear camera, and a VGA front camera.

The handset comes with a dual-core processor, 128MB RAM, 4GB internal storage (expandable upto 128GB).

Further, JioPhone runs KaiOS, packs a 2,000mAh battery and supports 4G/3G/2G networks, VoLTE, VoWiFi, Wi-Fi, LTE Cat4 DL, Bluetooth, NFC, FM Radio, and GPS.

Smartphone stuff

JioPhone also supports several social media apps as well

JioPhone now supports a bunch of popular social media and productivity apps including YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google Maps, and Google Assistant.

Further, the phone comes preloaded with the Jio suite of apps that include JioSaavn, JioCinema, HelloJio, JioGames, JioTv, JioShare, JioVideocall, and JioXpress (for news).

The official store on the JioPhone is JioStore which can be used to download other apps.

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How to check for hotspot feature on JioPhone?

What are the key features and specifications of JioPhone?

What all apps does JioPhone support?

How to avail the JioPhone New Year offer?

More questions

How to check for hotspot feature on JioPhone?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Rakesh Rangarajan

Answered by NewsBytes

The hotspot feature, currently under testing, will be released in a phased manner. However, to find the feature on your JioPhone, open Settings on your phone. Now go to Networks and Connectivity and then tap on Internet and Sharing option. If you have received the update, you should see the Wi-Fi Hotspot.

What are the key features and specifications of JioPhone?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Rajesh Subramanium

Answered by NewsBytes

The JioPhone features a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display, 2MP rear camera, and a VGA front camera. The handset comes with a dual-core processor, 128MB RAM, 4GB internal storage (expandable upto 128GB). Further, JioPhone runs KaiOS, packs a 2,000mAh battery and supports 4G/3G/2G networks, VoLTE, VoWiFi, Wi-Fi, LTE Cat4 DL, Bluetooth, NFC, FM Radio, and GPS.

What all apps does JioPhone support?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Abhinav Mukopadhyay

Answered by NewsBytes

JioPhone supports several popular social media and productivity apps including YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google Maps, and Google Assistant. Further, the phone comes preloaded with the Jio suite of apps that include JioSaavn, JioCinema, HelloJio, JioGames, JioTv, JioShare, JioVideocall, and JioXpress (for news). The official store on the JioPhone is JioStore which can be used to download other apps.

How to avail the JioPhone New Year offer?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Shreya Saxena

Answered by NewsBytes

To avail the offer, you need to first by a Jio Festive Gift Card. You can get this card home delivered or at a preferred Jio Store. You will have to carry this gift card and a working feature phone that will be exchanged for the JioPhone. Notably, the amount of Rs. 501 will be taken as a refundable deposit.

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