After Vodafone, Airtel too joins hands with Samsung to offer Galaxy 4G smartphones with cashback
Airtel offers bundled handsets and cashback offers on Samsung smartphones.
- The cashback offer is available on Samsung's Galaxy J-series range
- Maximum cashback of Rs 1,500 cashback will be given after two months
- Vodafone also announced cashback of Rs 1,500 on Samsung phones
Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced a partnership to ‘bring affordable 4G smartphones to customers’. The news comes shortly after rival Vodafone announced a similar partnership with Samsung to bid cashback offers to customers.
Airtel has announced this partnership as a part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative.
“Four top models from Samsung’s popular Galaxy J-series range – J2 (2017), J5 Prime, J7 Prime, and J7 Pro - will be available with attractive cashback offers, bringing down the effective price of the device and making them highly affordable for customers,” Airtel said.
Airtel further added that all devices would come bundled with Airtel’s special recharge pack of Rs 199 that offered 1GB data/day and unlimited calling.
The customers would need to subscribe to the telcos’ network in order to avail the cashback offer.
And only after completion of specified monthly recharges would the customers be entitled to the full cashback.
“The Rs 1500 cashback will be disbursed to customers over 24 months. At the end of 12 months, customers who have done recharges (in any denomination of their choice) worth Rs 2500 will be eligible for the first instalment of Rs 300. They will be eligible for the second instalment of Rs 1200 provided they complete another set of recharges worth Rs 2500 over the next 12 months,” Airtel said.
Airtel said the offer will be available across India starting January 7, 2018.
Here are the prices and the cashback offers on each phone.
“With this partnership, we are also stepping up the range of devices we offer to our customers. In particular, this new range of affordable smartphones will serve the aspirations of young customers who are looking to make a one-time investment to own a large screen smartphone with latest features and enjoy a great 4G experience,” Ajai Puri, COO – India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel said.
After the launch of the JioPhone in July last year, many telecom operators started partnering with smartphone makers to launch bundled handsets.
The JioPhone is available for a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500 and also includes mandatory monthly recharge amounts to avail the refund after returning the phone.
“Customers can purchase the smartphones from any Samsung retailer and get the recharges done at any Airtel retailer. After sales support for the device will be provided by Samsung through their service network. The ownership of the 4G smartphone is completely with the customer and there is no need to return the device to Airtel/Samsung at any point to claim the cash benefit,” Airtel added.