Reliance Retail’s Lyf series of affordable 4G-ready handsets have gotten major price drops going by a new leak. The company has apparently sent out a memo to all its dealers detailing the new costs.
Based on the leaked document, these new values were supposed to be in effect from July 5. The Reliance Lyf Water 2 will now be available at Rs 9499, a massive Rs 4000 drop from its earlier Rs 13499 cost. The Lyf Wind 6 is set to be sold at Rs 5999 which is a Rs 500 reduction from the phone’s original Rs 6499 cost.
Even the Lyf Flame 2 has gotten cheaper, going from vending at Rs 4799 to Rs 3499, a significant Rs 1300 drop. Reliance is also cutting down the value of the the Lyf Flame 4, Flame 5 and Flame 6 by putting them all up for sale at Rs 2999. The number represents a huge Rs 1000 drop across the board.
While Reliance Jio is yet to commercially kickstart its 4G platform in the country, the telecom operator has been offering its LTE services to consumers through an employee referral program. It’s also been bundling its smartphones with SIM cards and offers to get consumers interested.
Buyers apparently get 3 months worth of unlimited Reliance 4G data access for free, in addition to 3 months of free 3G voice-calling. Given that its cheapest phone is now available at Rs 2999, this is a pretty enticing deal for anyone interested in getting both a LTE-ready phone and months of free data at less than Rs 3000.