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Vodafone offers iPhone 3G on EMIs

Monday, August 25, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Vodafone one of the two leading providers of iPhone 3G (which is one among the Gadgets to watch in 2008) in India, the other being Airtel is planning to provide it on an EMI scheme for its subscribers.

 

Vodafone is in talks with Barclays and ICICI Bank for this scheme. In India, the iPhone is priced at Rs. 31,000 for 8GB and Rs. 36,100 for 16GB of memory space. The schemes are based on a period of 6 to 12 months from which the subscribers can choose from. The iPhone is being sold in Hyderabad and Bangalore besides the four metropolitan cities and will be later introduced in 65 cities. The phone comes locked to the service provider, which means a user cannot switch his or her operator while using an iPhone.

 

The price of the iPhone 3G is kind of overpriced in India by an enormous amount, thanks to our import duty policies 😦 . The original price of the same in US being $199 (around Rs. 8800) for 8GB and $299 (around Rs. 13200) for 16GB. Also there are talks about slashing the prices six months from now. So people can make choice of either waiting for a slashed price some time later or grab it fresh ‘n’ overpriced, also considering the fact that currently there are no 3G networks in India to use the iPhone 3G to its full potential. I’ve read somewhere that BSNL is rushing out in its plans to roll out 3G in India by end of this year or early next year 🙂 . So watch out this space for more details as and when it is available.

 

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  1. Rajiv
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Hi,

    Lot and lot of people are cursing themselves not to having that of much amount and missing their desire to have iphone. Seriously price is really high, but recently came to know that Airtel has tied up with banks to provide iphone with easy EMI option. It can be checked at:

    http://www.airtel.in/iphone3g

    Rajiv

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