Complete Guide to Buying iPhone 4 in India

iPhone4_indiaApple’s iPhone 4, has been a big hit in the US and other countries it is available. iPhone 4 is now available in India. Recently, Apple has shown a lot of interest in Indian markets, making iPad 2 available in India a lot faster than expected. With iPhone 4, Apple is probably taking India seriously as a big market for its products.

Apple iPhone 4 is available in India through two telecom operators Airtel and Aircel. Here is a complete guide for you if you are looking to buy one for yourself.

Availability and Price of iPhone 4

iPhone 4 will be available in Airtel Stores, Aircel Stores, Reliance Digital, Croma, Shopper’s Stop and Apple Stores. In case you are looking for an Apple store near by visit this link.

You can either select a 16GB iPhone which will cost Rs. 34500/- or 32 GB iPhone which will cost Rs. 40,900/-. It is available for prepaid and post-paid tariffs.

iPhone 4 for Airtel Users

airtelIn India, we do not have contracts with service providers but Airtel is looking to subsidize the iPhone by allowing you to make savings through it’s tariff and hence retaining the customer.

These offers from Airtel are basically reimbursing you some money against the iPhone 4 purchase.

Prepaid Offers from Airtel with iPhone 4

Offer Details Money Saved with iPhone 4 + Airtel
Prepaid – Rs 600 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 550
  • Local SMS: 500
  • 3G Data: 300 MB
  • Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 6,528
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 6,528
Prepaid – Rs 1000 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 950
  • Local SMS: 1000
  • 3G Data: 600 MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 10,896
Prepaid – Rs 1600 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 1400
  • Local SMS: 1750
  • 3G Data: 1150 MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 17,424
Prepaid – Rs 2000 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 1900
  • Local SMS: 2000
  • 3G Data: 1350  MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 21,768

Post-paid Offers from Airtel with iPhone 4

Offer Details Money Saved with iPhone 4 + Airtel
Post Paid – 600 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 500
  • Local SMS: 500
  • 3G Data: 300 MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 7,200
Post Paid – 800 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 700
  • Local SMS: 750
  • 3G Data: 400 MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 9,600
Post Paid – 1000 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 950
  • Local SMS: 1000
  • 3G Data: 600 MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 12,000
Post Paid – 1200 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 1050
  • Local SMS: 1250
  • 3G Data: 800 MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 14,400
Post Paid – 1400 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 1250
  • Local SMS: 1500
  • 3G Data: 950 MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 16,800
Post Paid – 1600 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 1400
  • Local SMS: 1750
  • 3G Data: 1150 MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 19,200
Post Paid – 2000 X 24
  • Local Minutes: 1900
  • Local SMS: 2000
  • 3G Data: 1350 MB
Total Saving over 24 Months: Rs. 24,000

iPhone 4 for Aircell Users

AircelAircel has a different approach to selling iPhone 4. It has different prepaid offers which but no direct discounts like Airtel has.

With post-paid options, Aircel has two offers of which can allow you to basically reimburse the cost of your iPhone 4 by 100%.

Prepaid Offers from Aircel with iPhone 4

If you are a current Aircel prepaid user and looking to upgrade to iPhone 4, check out the table below which explains the new offer details available.

Offer Details
Monthly Recharge: Rs 299
  • Local Minutes: 1000
  • Local SMS: 350
  • 3G Data: 3p/10KB
  • 2G Data: 10p/10KB
Monthly Recharge: Rs 399
  • Local Minutes: 1250
  • Local SMS: 350
  • 3G Data: 3p/10KB
  • 2G Data: 10p/10KB
Monthly Recharge: Rs 499
  • Local Minutes: 1500
  • Local SMS: 500
  • 3G Data: 3p/10KB
  • 2G Data: 10p/10KB
Monthly Recharge: Rs 599
  • Local Minutes: 1750
  • Local SMS: 1000
  • 3G Data: 3p/10KB
  • 2G Data: 10p/10KB
Monthly Recharge: Rs 699
  • Local Minutes: 2000
  • Local SMS: 1000
  • 3G Data: 3p/10KB
  • 2G Data: 10p/10KB
Monthly Recharge: Rs 799
  • Local Minutes: 2250
  • Local SMS: 1000
  • 3G Data: 3p/10KB
  • 2G Data: 10p/10KB

Post-paid Offers from Aircel with iPhone 4

Aircel offers mainly two tariff plans for the two different models. It also offer money back schemes which basically means, that if you use Aircel for 2 years, the price of your iPhone 4 is redeemed.

Offer Details Savings over 24 Months
Monthly Rental: Rs 1,119
  • Local Minutes: 1250
  • Local + Natl. SMS: 500
  • 3G Data: 350 MB
  • Monthly Payment: Rs. 399
iPhone 4 (16 GB): Rs. 17,280
Monthly Rental: Rs 1,359
  • Local Minutes: 1500
  • Local + Natl. SMS: 500
  • 3G Data: 500 MB
  • Monthly Payment: Rs. 499
iPhone 4 (32 GB): Rs. 20,640
Monthly Rental: Rs 2,139
  • Local Minutes: 2000
  • Local+ Natl. SMS: 1000
  • 3G Data: 750 MB
  • Monthly Payment: Rs. 699
iPhone 4 (16 GB): Rs. 34,560
Monthly Rental: Rs 2,510
  • Local Minutes: 2250
  • Local + Natl. SMS: 1000
  • 3G Data: 1 GB
  • Monthly Payment: Rs. 800
iPhone 4 (32 GB): Rs. 41,040

If you are looking to get yourself a new iPhone in India, go through the tables and think about your options and usage patterns. For users without smart phones, do think about the fact that after buying a iPhone, your usage patterns will change.

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