Apple’s new iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S will officially arrive in India tomorrow carrying with them a hefty price tag of Rs 41,900 and Rs 53,500 respectively. But according to The Hindu Business Line, these devices are not likely to burn a hole in one’s pocket since RCom will sell these devices at subsidized rates ranging between Rs 2,500 and Rs 2,800. The only catch is that a subscriber will stuck to RCom for a period of two years.
In a type of contract system, common in Western countries, a subscriber will need to sign a contract with RCom locking him or her to RCom’s network for a period of two years. Under the scheme, one will have to pay Rs 2,500-2,800 and in addition to the new phone, will get unlimited voice calls, SMS and 3G data.
The 16GB iPhone 5C will be available for Rs 2,500 per month, while the iPhone 5S will be available for Rs 2,800 per month. The 32GB variants too will be available at the same subsidized monthly rates, but one will have to shell out Rs 10,000 up front. For the 64GB iPhone 5S, on the other hand, one will have to shell out Rs 18,000 up front.
To ensure that the phones are not misused or sold in grey market before the contract is over, RCom is only offering this deal to people with ICICI and HDFC credit cards.