Bharti Airtel has announced it will sell the Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets through its retail outlets and is bundling the phones with over Rs 15000 worth of savings in 4G data costs. The phones are set to launch on October 16 across India.
Airtel is planning to offer the Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus at 235 of its stores all over India. 57 of those outfits are going to stay open all night on October 16 to cater to demand for the handsets. The telecom operator has further introduced an iPhone Infinity plan to entice potential customers.
As per the scheme, individuals will be provided with over 60GB of free 4G data for a period of 12 months. Airtel claims the initiative is worth Rs 15000. The company’s announcement comes a few days after Vodafone revealed its own voice and internet offers for the Apple devices.
The UK-based network provider is giving away Rs 8885 worth of freebies under its Vodafone Red 1299 Plan. It includes 3GB of 3G data, 1500 local or national text messages and 4000 local or STD minutes. The scheme is only applicable to postpaid consumers who purchase the iPhone 6S from Amazon via seller Cloudtail.
Vodafone will also provide customers with a personal relationship manager. The plan is open till November 30. The price of the iPhone 6S starts at Rs 62000 for its 16GB model. It costs Rs 72000 and Rs 82000 for the 64GB and 128GB units, respectively. The 16GB, 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6S Plus can be bought in exchange of Rs 72000, Rs 82000 and Rs 92000, in that order.
Common specifications of the new iPhone handsets:
– Apple iOS 9 platform
– 2GB RAM, 16GB/64GB/128GB memory
– 2GHz dual-core Apple A9 processor
– 12MP rear camera, 5MP front snapper
Airtel has a temporary advantage over Vodafone as the latter is starting its 4G services in December this year. Users of the Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will just have to decide if they would rather get only data from the former, or a range of freebies from the latter.