Micromax has launched its much-awaited Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone in the Indian market. For this phone, Micromax has joined hands with state-run telecom operator BSNL and offering a bundled tariff plan for users who choose the BSNL network along with the Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone.
Micromax and BSNL are branding the Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone as ‘Desh ka 4Gfone’, and this feature phone is a true competitor to the Reliance JioPhone. The Micromax Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone is priced at Rs. 2,200 and can be purchased at any retail store starting October 20.
While the Reliance JioPhone has some major disadvantages such as SIM card lock and refund policy, Micromax Bharat 1 doesn’t come with any such caveats. That said if you pay Rs. 2,200, the feature phone will be all yours, and you can use the device with any network, including Reliance Jio.
Micromax Bharat 1 4G VoLTE Feature Phone Specifications:
The Micromax Bharat 1 4G VoLTE Feature Phone shares a similar set of specifications with the Reliance JioPhone. It has a 2.4-inch QVGA display and is fuelled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 SoC. The chipset is accompanied with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
Cameras in the Micromax Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone include a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera. It has support for 4G LTE, VoLTE, and support for 22 Indian languages. This package is backed by a 2000mAh battery.
BSNL Micromax Bundling Voucher:
|BSNL Micromax Bundling Voucher : For those who purchase BSNL Micromax Co-branded Bharat-1 phone|
|Price of Voucher in Rs. (Inclusive GST)||Rs 97/-|
|Freebies for new connections (including MNP customers), Migration and validity extension||
Voice Tariff (Home & National Roaming after freebies) (Local/STD) (On-net & Off-net)
|ALL calls @ Rs 1/min|
|Plan validity (in calendar days)||
365 Days ( 90 days for NE,J&K and Assam Circle)
|SMS (while in Home & National Roaming)||Local: Rs 1/SMS, National: Rs 1.5/SMS|
|All other charges||As per ‘Per Minute Plan’|
This plan is implemented with effect from 17-10-2017 on PAN India basis. This plan is applicable to those customers who have purchased BSNL Co-branded Micromax device under reverse bundling scheme. From 2nd month onward the Bundled Voucher with same MRP i.e. Rs 97/- (inclusive of GST) will act as STV with unlimited voice and 5 GB data ( speed reduced to 80Kbps after 5GB) and validity of 28 days. This STV 97 will be applicable to those customers only who have done FRC (First Rechrge Coupon) of Rs 97. The SIM under this scheme will be activated through e-KYC mode only.