Airtel is transporting the iPhone X on its lately rolled out online shop beginning from November 3, 2017, as fraction of the global roll out of the handset next week, even as it builds up its device offering for new high value users and current users. It is not obvious if the store will accept pre-orders but Airtel is expected to provide some schemes packed with the iPhone X, sometime after it starts trading the handset on its website, sources claimed to the media. The firm did not reply this week to the media.
“A mad mess up for the handset is anticipated among the die-hard loyalists of iPhone in India. And given restricted stocks of iPhone X accessible all over the world, the Airtel Online Store will be among the few platforms in the country for the early users to receive the device,” a senior executive claimed to the media in an interview, asking to be unnamed. The firm refused to reply. Airtel is pitting itself in opposition to Reliance Jio one more time for receiving high value users, after Jio lately rolled out schemes for the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, and iPhone X. The RIL telecom arm is providing assured cash back of 70% of the cost of the handset, if users make a recharge of Rs 799 or above for a year from Reliance Jio.
On the online store, Airtel rolled out an offer that provides iPhone 7 at and 24 monthly installments of Rs 2,499 and a down payment of Rs 7,777, with an in-built postpaid connection providing 30 GB data and limitless calls a month. Users will get alternatives of finance schemes, purchase, and plan activation on the site, and the handset will be delivered to the home.
The market dominator has claimed previously that it will transport on board handsets from more companies, bundled with reasonably priced finance schemes, down payments, and packaged tariffs. Sources known with plans of Airtel claimed that the firm is expected to roll out allied peripherals, mobile phone accessories, and products that will be flattering to tariff plans.