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Airtel announces 4G smarthphone for an effective price of ₹1399

Airtel announces 4G smarthphone for an effective price of ₹1399

This is a comparison between Airtel smartphone and Reliance Jio Phone based on specifications and features.

The phone will be available on all leading retail stores across the country and after-sales service will be provided by Karbonn mobiles.

Offer Details: The JioPhone offer says a customer can get the 4G feature phone at an effective price of Zero. But, you have to do recharges worth ₹3000 within the first 18 months to get cashback of ₹500, and then recharges worth ₹3000 again within the next 18 months to get the remaining ₹1000. Airtel has also said that it will be having partnerships with more manufacturers in the future to bring affordable 4G smartphones to the people. The cashback will be credited to the subscriber's Airtel Payment Bank account. Airtel has partnered with Karbonn Mobiles and launched Karbonn A40 Indian in the Indian market. It sports a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display on the front and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It runs Android Nougat software and is backed by a 1,400mAh battery. Besides, it also comes with Dual SIM slots inside which you can put SIM card of any network operator you wish to, unlike JioPhone which is locked to Jio's network. The memory is further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. The market price of the phone is Rs 3,499. Whereas in Airtel 4G phone plan, there are extra charges for SMS usage and for extra data beyond 500 MB.

Another notable aspect of the new Karbonn A40 Indian is that it comes with dual-SIM slots offering consumers the freedom to choose the network of their choice, whereas the JioPhone users have no other option than Reliance Jio. Additionally, it comes bundled with a monthly pack of Rs 169 from Airtel. For ₹169, customers will get unlimited voice calls and 0.5 GB 4G data per day for 28 days. Airtel will provide total cash benefit to Rs1,500-Rs500 will be given after 18 months and another Rs1,000 after 36 months. Since the Karbonn A40 is an Android phone, you get access to all the popular apps including Google's suite of apps such as Gmail, Google Maps, and so on. "However, to claim the cash refund benefit, recharges worth Rs 3000 must be done within the first 18 months (to claim the first refund installment of Rs 500) and another Rs 3000 over the next 18 months (to claim the second refund installment of Rs 1000)", said the company in a release.




Consumer Business & CMO, Bharti Airtel said, "As the market leader and pioneer of 4G services in India, Airtel's aspiration is to digitally empower every Indian with high-speed data access".

The phone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and Global Positioning System.

Airtel said a down payment of Rs 2899 has to be made by interested customers along with a monthly recharge of a specified amount for the next three years.


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