Reliance Jio Launches ‘Special Edition’ Phone On The Occasion of Ardh Kumbh Festival

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Source: Dainik Bhaskar

Ahead of the Ardh Kumbh festival that falls every six years, Reliance has launched Kumbh JioPhone, especially made for pilgrims. The Hindu religious festival will commence at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, from January 15, 2019 and continue till March 4, 2019.

The new Kumbh functionality will be available to both existing and new JioPhone users. Users can get to the Kumbh functionalities through the JioStore on the JioPhone. Reliance Retail has created a special helpline number ‘1991’ to answer queries on the JioPhone.

Source: Kumbh Mela –

Kumbh is the largest human congregation in the world, with over 130 million pilgrims taking holy dip over 55 days. The Kumbh JioPhone is being introduced to honour this revered tradition of India. According to Reliance, the Kumbh JioPhone offers a suite of benefits especially designed for the needs of the pilgrims like:

End-to-end rich information services about Kumbh: These include

Information on Kumbh

Real-time travel Information (special trains, buses etc.)

Booking tickets and receiving updates

‘Yatri ashray’ at stations

Emergency helpline numbers

Area routes and maps

Pre-published bath and religious day schedules

Railway camp mela and more

Features and functionalities to simplify life at Kumbh: The features include

Family Locator: Helps you always stay close to your near and dear ones by finding their exact location

Khoya Paya (Lost & Found): Helping you reunite with your family and friends, in case you are not able to trace them

Kumbh devotional content: This includes content like

Kumbh Darshan: Telecast of special Kumbh events and programs on JioTV along with previous archives of Kumbh

Kumbh Radio: 24 X 7 access to devotional songs and hymns that keep you connected with the almighty

News alerts

Important alerts and announcements in and around Kumbh


Games: Many games to entertain you during your visit and afterwards

Daily Quiz: Engage and win lots of exciting prizes by simply participating in the daily Kumbh Quiz and answering questions of your interest

These additional features are over and above the JioPhone core offerings that have already transformed the digital landscape in the country:

Free voice calls: Free Local, STD and Roaming calls to any network, from anywhere in India

Unlimited Internet

Applications: The applications included are:



JioSaavn music





Google Maps & many more

Google’s Voice Assistant: Simply talk to your phone and ask it to do anything, without having to type.

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