Bharti Airtel and HMD Global today announced a partnership to offer 4G smartphones to customers as part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative.

Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 are now available with a cashback offer of Rs 2,000 from Airtel. Both 4G smartphones will come bundled with a special Airtel recharge pack of Rs 169 offering 1GB 4G data per day and unlimited calling, both Local and STD.

The Nokia 3 will have an effective price of Rs 7,499, the Nokia 2, will have an effective price of Rs 4,999.

Ajai Puri, Chief Operating Officer (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel, said, “We are delighted to partner with Nokia to bring exciting and affordable options to customers planning to upgrade to a 4G smartphone. Nokia devices have a solid brand resonance amongst customers and we believe that the partnership offers a great proposition to customers looking for quality devices at great prices.”

Ajey Mehta, Vice President & Country Head - India, HMD Global said, “We are delighted to partner with Airtel for their “Mera Pehla Smartphone” initiative offering our powerful devices Nokia 3 and Nokia 2. We at HMD are focused at offering great value to our consumers with such partnerships.”

The cashback benefit of Rs 2,000 will be given to customers in two installments over 36 months. A customer need to make Airtel prepaid recharges worth Rs 3,500 within the 18 months to be eligible for the first cashback installment of Rs 500. Similarly, another set of recharges worth Rs 3,500 over the next 18 months will make the customer eligible for the second installment of Rs 1,500.

‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ programme was launched by Airtel in October 2017 with the objective of making 4G smartphones more accessible for customers. Airtel has partnered with multiple mobile handset manufacturers to build an open ecosystem of affordable 4G smartphones and bring them to market at budget friendly effective prices.

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