As part of its “Mera Pehla Smartphone” initiative, Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel and HMD Global on Monday announced a partnership to offer affordable 4G smartphones. Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 4G smartphones would be available with a cashback offer of Rs 2,000 from Airtel. Nokia 3 will now be priced at Rs 7,499 and Nokia 2 at Rs 4,999. Also Read - Airtel Rs 79 plan vs JioPhone Rs 75 prepaid plan compared: Which offers better value?
“Nokia devices has a solid brand resonance among customers and we believe that the partnership offers a great proposition to customers looking for quality devices at great prices,” Ajai Puri, Chief Operating Officer (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel, said in a statement. Also Read - Airtel Rs 79 vs Vodafone-Idea (Vi) Rs 79 prepaid plans compared: Data, calls, and other benefits
Both the devices would come bundled with a special Airtel recharge pack of Rs 169 offering 1GB 4G data per day and unlimited local and STD calling. “We are delighted to partner with Airtel for their ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative offering our powerful devices Nokia 3 and Nokia 2. Also Read - Airtel introduces new Rs 79 prepaid plan in place of Rs 49 pack: Here are the benefits
We at HMD are focused at offering great value to our consumers with such partnerships,” added Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head-India, HMD Global. The cashback benefit would be given to customers in two instalments over 36 months.
A customer needs to make Airtel prepaid recharges worth Rs 3,500 within 18 months to be eligible for the first cashback instalment of Rs 500. Similarly, another set of recharges worth Rs 3,500 over the next 18 months will make the customer eligible for the second instalment of Rs 1,500.