Reliance JioPhone expected to get WhatsApp support

The brand has already got Facebook onboard for its ambitious feature phone

Last month, Reliance started another revolution by launching the JioPhone for an effective price of free at its 40th annual AGM meeting. Combined with the ultra-cheap tariffs of services on the Jio network, and the free JioPhone, Reliance has managed to take another positivestep towards atruly digital nation.

JioPhone official

However, what came as a bummerwas the fact that the JioPhone would be a single SIM device and will be missing WhatsAppsupport. While the network provider, with nearly 125 million subscribers, has its own JioChat instant messaging, it cannot match the user base of WhatsApp. Especially when WhatsApp boasts of one billion daily active users. It has now been revealed that officials from Reliance and WhatsApp are in talks to launch a version of the appwhich will work optimally on the JioPhone. As it was predicted earlier, the JioPhone couldget WhatsApp support soon, but the exact timeline of when that’s likely to happen is up in the airas of now.

Notably, Reliance has already gotten Facebook onboard. Getting WhatsApp support will boost the market for JioPhone considering how popular the instant messaging service is in India.


Reliance JioPhone Specifications
Dual Core, 1 GHz
Spreadtrum SC9820A
512 MB RAM
2.4 inches (6.1 cm)
240x320 px, 167 PPI
2 MP Primary Camera
0.3 MP Front Camera
2000 mAh
Reliance JioPhone Price View All
Rs. 999.00
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Rs. 1,499.00
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Rs. 1,549.00
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