Bharti Airtel Introduces New Payment Options to Purchase iPhone 3G
NEW DELHI - September 07, 2008 - Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of Equal Monthly Installment (EMI) options for customers who want to purchase Apple iPhone 3G. Bharti Airtel, in partnership with VISA, will offer easy financing options for all VISA cardholders of ICICI bank, HDFC bank, SBI Cards and Citibank.
"Our partnership with VISA will provide a new opportunity for consumers who aspire to own the revolutionary iPhone 3G," said, Sanjay Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, (Mobile Services) Bharti Airtel. The EMI options is designed to make it simple, convenient and affordable to purchase iPhone 3G. We are confident that initiatives such as these will further widen the market of iPhone 3G in India."
VISA card holders of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, SBI Cards and Citibank intending to purchase iPhone 3G can visit select Airtel Relationship Centres for more details regarding the EMI options. SBI Card holders can call 39020202 or 1800 180 1290 (if calling from BSNL/MTNL line) within 10 days of purchasing iPhone 3G to benefit from the EMI options. Citibank card holders should contact Citibank Customer Care and request for EMI conversion.
|ICICI Bank||HDFC Bank||SBI Cards||Citibank|
|EMI 8GB (Rs)||3444||2583||10333||5167||2583||5529||2945||1654||10680||5472||3738||2872|
|EMI 16GB (Rs)||4011||3008||12033||6017||3008||6438||3430||1926||12437||6372||4353||3344|
|One time processing fee||9.65%||12.65%||3.50%||5.80%||10%||2%||0%|
|Pre closure fees||0%||0%||3%||3%|
|How to avail||Instant||Instant||Call Helpline||Call Helpline|
iPhone 3G is priced at Rs 31,000 for 8GB and Rs 36,100 for 16GB version. The 16GB iPhone is available in two colours - black and white. Customers can purchase iPhone 3G from Airtel Relationship Centres across 65 cities. Airtel customers who wish to receive more information on iPhone 3G can log on to http://www.airtel.in/iphone3g
About Bharti Airtel Limited:
Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is India's leading integrated telecom services provider with an aggregate of 75 million customers. Bharti Airtel has been rated among the best performing companies in the world in the BusinessWeek IT 100 list 2007.
Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units - Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business provides mobile & fixed wireless services using GSM technology across 23 telecom circles. The Telemedia business provides broadband & telephone services in 94 cities and is foraying into the IPTV and DTH segments. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national & international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel's high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 78,540 kms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit http://www.bhartiairtel.in/