iPhone 4 pre-booking goes live on Airtel and Aircel

By on May 18, 2011 at 9:18 PM.

iPhone 4 pre-booking goes live on Airtel and Aircel

Just like we reported that the iPhone 4 will be launched in India towards the end of May, both Aircel and Airtel have put up their registration pages for the elusive smartphone. Both the carriers will sell factory unlocked iPhone 4 and are expected to follow a reverse subsidy model like we had suggested earlier. Finally, the iPhone 4 will be available across retail stores and won't be limited to Airtel and Aircel outlets. So hang in tight there, while we countdown to the launch.
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How Aircel and Airtel can sell the iPhone 4 unlocked at an ‘unbelievable’ price

By on May 13, 2011 at 2:19 AM.

How Aircel and Airtel can sell the iPhone 4 unlocked at an ‘unbelievable’ price

The iPhone 4 on Aircel and Airtel is just around the corner and we already have reported some juicy bits about the launch plans. I have been hearing things like "You'd be surprised" and "You will be shocked when you hear the price points." At the moment, we know that the iPhone 4 will be sold factory unlocked. Obviously, the carriers cannot enforce a two-year commitment and subsidize the upfront cost of the device, which is not locked to it. So here's what everyone has been asking me - what would the two carriers get by selling factory unlocked iPhone 4s? And that too at unrealistic low price points? What's stopping anyone from buying an iPhone 4 from either Aircel or Airtel and then use it on another carrier? Hit the jump to find out what I think could be the most probable scenario, which can answer all these questions. More →
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