How the Airtel 4G smartphone offer works
Those interested to avail the offer have to make a down payment of Rs 2,899 for the 4G smartphone and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs 169 following which, they will get a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs 1,000 after 36 months, making the effective cost of the 4G smartphone Rs 1,399.
In case the customer does not wish to opt for the Rs 169 bundled plan, he has an option of recharging the phone with any denomination and validity as per individual requirements. However, to claim the cash refund benefit, recharges worth Rs 3,000 must be done within the first 18 months (to claim the first refund installment of Rs 500) and another Rs 3,000 over the next 18 months (to claim the second refund installment of Rs 1,000).
However, unlike JioPhone, customers do not need to return the smartphone to Airtel/Karbonn at any point of time to claim the cash refund, Airtel said in a release.
Here are the features of the Karbonn A40 4G Smartphone
|Model||Karbonn A40 Indian|
|Screen||4 inches touch screen allowing for a great video, online and social media experience|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat. The latest open ecosystem offers access to all apps on Google Playstore, including YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook and much more|
|Preloaded Airtel Apps||MyAirtel, Airtel TV, Wynk Music that offer digital self-serve and exciting digital content|
|Processor, Battery||1.3 GhZ processor, 1400 mah battery|
|RAM||1 GB, allowing smooth running of multiple applications|
|ROM||8GB (expandable up to 32 GB, offering ample storage for multiple apps, songs, pictures and video)|
|SIM||Dual SIM Slots (both Open)|
|Camera||Dual Camera. Rear - 2 MP and Front - 0.3 MP|
|Network support||4G/3G/2G with support for Airtel VoLTE, offering seamless voice and data connectivity over Airtel’s nationwide network|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS|
How to avail the offer
The phone will be available at leading mobile stores across the country, said Airtel. After sales support for the devices will be provided by the handset manufacturers through their service network, Airtel added.
Airtel said the partnership with Karbonn is part of it's 'Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone' initiative, which is aimed at enabling every Indian to buy a 4G smartphone and get on to the digital superhighway. Under the 'Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone' initiative, Airtel will partner with multiple mobile handset manufacturers to create an 'open ecosystem' of affordable 4G smartphones and bring them to market for virtually the price of a feature phone, said the company.