Looks like AirTel is going all out to fight Jio, with all kinds of new offers lined up. From buying your iPhone straight from AirTel to super cheap plans, they have everything to lure a new customer. But how do the plans compare each other? Here’s a quick review and comparison of all the brand new offers from AirTel and Jio.
Buy iPhone directly from AirTel
According to AirTel’s new offer, you can buy an iPhone 7 directly from AirTel if you switch to their postpaid plan of Rs.2,499 monthly. So, basically this offer is like the contract based plans in US, where the customer does not pay any upfront money but gets a phone when he gets on a yearly contract. The price of phone is paid over a period of time, being on the monthly postpaid plan.
However, in AirTel’s iPhone 7 offer you have to pay an upfront amount of Rs.7,777. (iPhone 8 is not yet available.)
Jio had launched a similar plan earlier where you could buy the iPhone 8 from them directly if you switched to their postpaid plan. Here’s more info on Jio iPhone 8 offer.
Under AirTel’s iPhone 7 offer, you get the following.
- 1 Free Connection for Family
- Unlimited Calling
- 30 GB Data per month
- Free Handset Damage Protection
What you pay is a one time payment of Rs.7,777 + Rs.2,499 x 24 months (2 Years contract).
So, effectively you will be paying Rs.67,753 to get an iPhone 7 in AirTel’s case. That actually makes no sense. Because an iPhone 7 (32 GB) costs only Rs. 38,999 (as per Diwali offer on Amazon). So, why pay more money, even though in the long term?
Well, if you don’t mind that and want to get an iPhone 7 for Rs.7,777 and don’t mind the Rs.2,4999 monthly bill, then this is a good chance.
You can buy the iPhone 7 from AirTel here.