hits major Indian cities
DELHI: The iconic touch-screen iPhone from the U.S.-technology
major Apple was launched here at midnight on Thursday at glittering
functions organised by the two leading mobile operators, Airtel
and Vodafone Essar.
at Rs. 31,000 for the 8 GB model and Rs. 36,100 for the 16
GB one, Apple has exclusively tied up with the two operators
that will initially sell the latest iPhone 3G from their outlets
in the four metros Ч Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata Ч
besides Hyderabad and Bangalore. Apart from exclusive outlets
of mobile operators, iPhone will also be available at Apple
Airtel and Vodafone Essar will be selling the iPhone with
non-cancellable contract, offering its users various data
and other plans. Soon the Apple smartphone will be available
in over 50 cities across India.
are offering an attractive bolt-on data plan , offering free
500 MB a month, for the first 12 months for all iPhone users,
besides giving m-check e-commerce service and access to our
portal Airtel Live,Ф said Sanjay Kapoor, AirtelТs President
Kapoor said iPhone users would typically be high-ARPU (average
revenue per user) customers who were technologically savvy
and wanted a best-in-class infotainment device.
Kapoor said over 2 lakh customers had pre-registered with
Airtel after it announced plans to launch the phone in India
about a fortnight ago.