Aren’t all the Apple iPhone lovers simply enjoying the attention and abundance of exciting offers facilitating them to buy the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus?
Apple continues making a mark with its new iPhone 7 paving a way for the network providers, websites and apps to market themselves by offering several perks to the Apple consumers. Where PayTM, Amazon are offering heavy cashbacks, two renowned network providers came out with very interesting iPhone 7 offers.
iPhone 7 offer by Reliance JIO
Reliance growing big in the digital arena launched Reliance Jio giving free sims with 12 months of free digital services allowing users to enjoy free of cost 20GB monthly 4G data, unlimited voice calls and SMS.
Reliance advanced its Jio’s offer to reach out to iPhone users. Interestingly, the Jio iPhone Offer starts from January 1st, 2017 to 31st December 2017 for iPhone 7 users who have exclusively purchased devices from Reliance Digital stores as well as from selected Apple resellers or Apple authorised stores. Also, making the process easier Jio has started an online booking service for iPhone 7 via its official website, providing a doorstep delivery and instant activation of Jio sim.
iPhone 7 offer by Airtel
Airtel is now offering iPhone lovers in India to buy their favourite iPhone in just few intervals. The buyer needs to pay a down payment of INR 19,999 for iPhone 7 and INR 30,792 for iPhone 7 plus and the rest of the amount can be paid with bundled data and call charges.
But there is an interesting catch as to why Airtel can afford giving this offer to its customers.
The below picture speaks about the actual scenario and how you can own a standard iPhone 7 in several break-ups. Postpaid users can easily avail the offer by making the down payment and choosing one of the preferred monthly infinity plans.
According to BGR, the Airtel offer is only an enterprise offer, which means it is only application to employees of certain enterprises who have already tied up with Airtel, that means, majority of us are not eligible.
Features of Airtel Infinity Postpaid Plans:
- Unlimited voice calling – local, STD, and on national roaming
- Bundled 4G/3G data, SMS
- Free subscription to Wynk music and Wynk movies
Comparison of Airtel iPhone 7 offer and Jio offer:
Airtel offer allows you to buy an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus with a down payment of just INR 19,999 and INR 30,792 respectively but the fact is you have to do a balloon payment of INR 24,000 after a year if you need to keep the handset with you and in addition to it you have to select one of the Airtel infinity postpaid plan.
Recently, Airtel declared that the offer only applies on new iPhones purchased in India, and not on those bought abroad.
With Relaince Jio you don’t have to pay the entire amount at one go. Also, you don’t really have to worry for at least 15 months for any payment of phone and digital services. In addition to this Jio is offering a 25% discount on new iPhone 7 & 7 plus. Hence for JIO iPhone 7 offer you end up paying INR 45,000 instead of the retail price of INR 60,000. While with Airtel offer you end up paying INR 79,978.
Reliance Jio has extended its Welcome offer to iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 and iPhone SE series.
So it’s a no brainer that Airtel offer is just a bad deal and you will end up paying a lot more by the end of the first year. While such iPhone contract offers exist in U.S, the balloon payment is never heard of.