Jio Phone deliveries for the 6 million units booked in August have started, and customers in rural areas and small cities will get the handset before their counterparts in urban areas, according to a PTI report citing a Reliance Jio channel partner. The deliveries of Jio Phone will be completed in 15 days, said the channel partner, who did not wish to be named. On Twitter, Jio’s official @LYF_In channel tweeted that the deliveries of the handset have commenced in a phased manner “to avoid inconvenience” and all customers who pre-booked Jio Phone will get their units by Diwali; this year, Diwali falls on October 19. As before, the company says customers will get SMSes regarding the status of their Jio Phone delivery date.
According to CyberMedia Research, a total of 61.8 million mobiles were shipped in the second quarter of 2017. With 6 million units of sale, JioPhone is estimated to account for around 10 percent of India’s total mobile phone market in a quarter. 6 million people were able to book Jio Phone before pre-orders closed a day and a half after they opened. While customers can check the status of the delivery of their Jio Phone unit via MyJio, the app for now only mentions the status as Created, so it is not very easy to track exactly when a consumer will get their hands on the phone.