Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India, the country’s two biggest mobile phone operators are competing with each other with offers on the new Apple iPhone 6S that is expected to go on sale from October 16.
Airtel, India’s biggest cellular operator by users and revenue is offering freebies worth Rs 15,000 with iPhone 6S and 6S Plus where customers get free 4G data over 12 months. The company said the offer on these new iPhones will be available at 235 of its retail stores across the country.
The offer comes barely a day after Vodafone India, the second biggest operator, said it will offer the latest iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, on a bundled package, where customers get free data and voice benefits worth Rs 8,885 for six months. The free data and voice plan includes 3GB mobile internet, 4,000 free local and STD minutes and 1,500 local and national SMS.
Going aggressive on sale of new iPhones, Bharti Airtel said 57 of its retail stores will stay open all night so that customers can be among the first in India to get their hands on the new devices.
“We are beyond thrilled to offer iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, two of the most iconic developments in technology this year, at Bharti Airtel’s 235 retail stores across India. With the rise of 4G services, we expect new iPhone customers to enjoy a world-class experience on Bharti Airtel,” said Srini Gopalan, Director, Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel.