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Reliance Jio offers new iPhone users free service for 12 months

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on October 07, 2016


Reliance Jio Infocomm, the wireless arm of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with complimentary services of Jio Digital Services for 12 months.

Every customer purchasing a new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone SE at Reliance Digital and select APR & AAR will get 12 months of complimentary Jio Digital Services worth over Rs 18,000. This includes unlimited local, STD and national roaming voice, unlimited text, 20 GB of 4G Data, 40 GB of WiFi Data and Unlimited Night 4G Data, unlimited subscription to premium Jio Applications.

“Jio is India’s 4G-only network, providing high-speed internet across India. The true power of iPhones can now be experienced by all Indian iPhone users on the Jio network,” said Mathew Oommen, President of Jio.

iPhone customers on the Jio Network will be able to watch more than 300 channels of LiveTV, have buffer-free FaceTime and enjoy high definition voice calling.

RJio is also providing discount on new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone 6 or iPhone SE with special Jio tariff plans to corporate customers, the company said in a statement.

PTI adds:

Airtel offer

Reliance Jio’s rival Airtel is also offering 10GB free 4G/3G data per month for one year with any Airtel Infinity post-paid plan.

The free data benefit will be over and above the plan benefits, it said.

“We are delighted to roll out this exciting data offer for our users to allow them to get the most out of the amazing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus,” Bharti Airtel Director Operations (India and South Asia) Ajai Puri said.

The latest edition of the iPhone has been launched in India today across multiple platforms like Apple resellers, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Tata Cliq.

Most of these companies are bundling in offers to woo customers in the world’s second largest telephony market.

While Snapdeal has teamed up with American Express to offer the latter’s card members a discount of Rs 10,000 on the purchase of the device.

Flipkart also said it has prepared itself to make deliveries to customers from 1900 hrs onwards today.

“Delivery executives are fanning out across key cities in India to surprise several lucky customers at the exact time when the clock strikes seven. Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal will be one among the delivery executives who will be delivering the iPhone 7 today starting at 7 PM in Bangalore,” it said in a statement.

Tata CliQ is offering its customers Rs 10,000 deferred cashback with HDFC credit and debit cards (issued in India).

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage variants in silver, gold and rose gold colours. The new jet black colour variant will come only in 128GB and 256GB variants. While the 32GB phone will be available for Rs 60,000, the pricing of the other models has not been disclosed.

iPhone 7 features a 4.7-inch display with 3D touch, while iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5—inch Retina HD display with 3D touch.

Both the smartphones are powered by a new quad—core Apple A10 Fusion processor, which it claims is 40 percent faster than the previous generation. The iOS 10-powered iPhone 7 sports a 12MP iSight camera and 4K video recording. The iPhone 7 Plus has dual 12MP rear cameras — one wide-angle and a telephoto lens.

The handsets come with IP67 rating, signifying the fact that it is water and dust resistant, a first for the Apple smartphone. The Cupertino-based company is betting big on the Indian market. In July, Apple CEO Tim Cook had said that India is one of its fastest growing markets.

Published on October 07, 2016
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