Airtel counters JioPhone with smartphone at Rs 1399 net price


Indian telecom operator Airtel and smartphone maker Karbonn have partnered to bring a 4G VoLTE smartphone at the price of a feature phone.

The effective price of Karbonn A40 Indian will be Rs 1,399 as compared to its current market price of appx Rs 3,499.

Users will have to pay Rs 2,899 upfront to buy the Karbonn A40 Indian, and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs 169 each. The customer then gets a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs 1,000 after 36 months, taking the total cash benefit to Rs 1,500.

If you do not wish to opt for the Rs 169 bundled plan, you can get recharges of any value.

Customers must recharge worth Rs 3,000 within the first 18 months to claim the first refund installment of Rs 500 and another Rs 3,000 recharge over the next 18 months to claim the second refund installment of Rs 1,000. The device offers a single SIM card slot with 4G LTE and VoLte capability.

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Reliance Jio said the "effective price" of its JioPhone was 'Rs 0.' Later the company's terms and conditions pointed out that customers would have to pay almost Rs 6,000 for the free JioPhone.

Monthly recharges at the end of three years plus the initial down payment takes the total to Rs 8983. The company claims that it takes Rs 3,499 to build the new Indian Karbonn A40 Indian. All smartphones under this initiative will be available at leading mobile retail stores across the country. "The 4G smartphone is bundled with a monthly pack of Rs 169 from Airtel, which offers generous data and calling benefits", Airtel said.

As already expected, Airtel has finally launched a cheap smartphone to compete with JioPhone. Airtel will offer 4G smartphone devices at "the price of a feature phone", and this is just the beginning.

In places like the USA, a subscriber is prevented from "running away" or "jailbreaking" the subsidized phone as doing so will impact his or her credit rating, which is required to take any kind of loans in the future. It has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. The specifications of the Karbonn A40 Indian include a 4-inch display, rear and front cameras, quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. The partnership between Airtel and Karbonn is part of Airtel's "Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone" initiative and the company has announced that it will partner with multiple mobile handset manufacturers to create an "open ecosystem" of affordable 4G smartphones. The device also features a MicroSD card slot which can handle cards of up to 32GB.

Raj Pudipeddi, Director - Consumer Business & CMO, Bharti Airtel said, "As the market leader and pioneer of 4G services in India, Airtel's aspiration is to digitally empower every Indian with high speed data access". It ships with a 1400 mAh battery which Karbonn claims can offer standby time of 200 hours and talk-time of up to 4 hours.