Reliance Communications, India’s fully-integrated telecommunications service provider just a while ago launched the Best Diwali Dhamak in the Indian Telecom space offer – Rs 2,599 per month for the iPhone 5c and Rs 2,999 per month for the iPhone 5s, both for a duration of 24 months—which include the handset cost, unlimited local and STD calls, SMS’, national roaming and 3G data. And in another first in India, ever, RCOM is offering these much-awaited iPhone models at no down payment.
Furthermore, under this unique offer, Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s customers will not receive any usage bill for 24 months, as the monthly payments include all usage charges. Only international calls and international roaming charges will have to be paid for.
Benefits of Subsidized iPhone 5C and 5S
One is you get the best available SmartPhone in the market at a Monthly EMI. Additionally, RCom is also bundling the handset with Unlimited Voice Calling, SMS and 3G Data [Fallback to 2G where RCom does not have 3G License] all are subject to Fair Usage policy.
How Could RCom Cut the Deal With Apple for iPhone ?
India predominantly being a 95% pre-paid market, it is almost impossible for Operators to adopt the Subsidized Handset Bundled with Voice & Data Model of Business. Additionally, a decade old history during the launch of Reliance Infocomm Dhirubhai Ambani Pioneer Offer, the company has a bad learning experience that Indian consumers would not honor long term commitments. However, this time around, Reliance has truck a deal with HDFC Bank and ICICI bank two of the largest credit card issuers and the billing risk is passed on to these banks. Consumers need to be aware that EMI on Credit Card cannot be defaulted as you’ll have accountability in the System through CIBIL and other Credit bureaus.