Vastavam web:Reliance Jio, which has created sensation by introducing low cost mobile services is going to launch another amazing offer today. The pre-booking of Reliance Jio Phone will start for Rs 500 across Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd retail stores, the website and the Jio App from 5pm on Thursday, according to a message sent out by the telecom firm. India Ka Smartphone is finally here! Pre-booking for Jio Phone starts tomorrow August 24 at 5 pm,â€ an SMS sent to a Jio customer read. A leading channel partner of Reliance Retail, which did not wish to be named, said the messages are being sent to all those who have registered their interest in Jio Phone. As announced by Reliance Industries CMD (Mukesh Ambani), Jio Phone will be given against payment of fully-refundable deposit of Rs 1,500. Customers will be able to book Jio Phone for Rs 500 and the balance Rs 1,000 can be paid at the time of delivery in September. The total amount will be refunded after 36 months when the customer returns the phone, the partner said.