Jio Phone deliveries will start on Navratri, which begins on September 21 this year, the sources say. This will end the confusion about the Jio Phone delivery date as the company has not officially given a schedule yet, except that it will start shipping sometime in September. Bookings for the first Jio-branded phone from metros, tier-2 and tier-3 cities, and rural areas in roughly the same amount.

The process to book Jio Phone faced initial glitches as the demand for the handset exceed the website and MyJio app’s server capacity, and users were unable to place their orders for the first hour or so. However, the issues smoothened out later, and bookings went on till the next day. The app, website, and authorised offline stores are the only means to pre-book the handset. Early on August 26, the bookings were suspended, with the company asking prospective customers to sign up to get notifications for the next sale via its website.