Soon after reports emerged that Bharti Airtel website page returned a 404 error message, where an offer “Apple iPhone 7 at Rs 19,990 on Airtel” was highlighted, the telecom company confirmed that “the offer is still on”. “The offer is very much on. The site will be up and running soon,” a source in the company told IANS. When one logged into the company’s website, a message returned, “Sorry! The page you are looking for could not be found! Please try later or go to www.airtel.in.” Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus were officially available in India from October 7.
The telecom giant rolled out an offer on the these premium devices saying that Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones can be purchased on contract basis at a minimum down payment of Rs 19,990 and Rs 30,792, respectively. According to Bharti Airtel website, the offer is available only to customers in Noida and Karnataka. Under this offer, Airtel will provide unlimited local and STD calls, free roaming, and free data of three different plans of 5GB, 10GB or 15GB, as per the plan chosen, under a new postpaid connection. As part of this plan, the customers can keep the devices for a year.
After the completion of one year, the iPhone 7 users will have two options: either to upgrade to the next version of the iPhone or to buy the handset they are using by making a balloon payment. The iPhones will be made available under Bajaj Finance with zero percent interest schemes. Customers will also get free access to Wynk music and movies under any of the plans.