Airtel has announced its new offer with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus through retail shops and online starting today. Airtel has offering special offer for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users 10 GB free 4G/3G data per month for one year with any Airtel Infinity postpaid plan, in addition to plan benefits. So, over the duration of one year these users get additional 120 GB 4G/3G data. Airtel will also offer for both the phone on contract for postpaid customers. For the iPhone 7 32GB version you will have to pay down payment Of Rs. 19,990 and choose one of the monthly plans.
Airtel Infinity postpaid plans offer unlimited voice calling – local, STD, and on national roaming – along with bundled 4G/3G data, SMS and free subscription to Wynk Music and Wynk Movies. The 1999, 2499 and 2999 plans with iPhone 7 or 7 Plus offer 5GB, 10GB and 15GB free data, respectively.
- What is this offer and how can I get it?
This offer allows you to get an iPhone 7 for a fraction of its market price. All you need to do is sign up for one of the following Airtel iPhone mobile plans (‘Plan’) for a minimum period of 12 months. You shall be required to pay the Minimum Initial Payment for the device value upfront and the rest shall be paid for by Bajaj Finance Ltd. (”BFL”) by way of loan for the device which you shall avail, in addition to signing up for the mobile plan under this offer. At the end of 12 months, you can come back, return the device and upgrade to the latest iPhone subject to the terms and conditions of Airtel.
1999 plan-5GB data+ Unlimited calling (local/STD/roaming- mobile+ fixed line)
2499 plan-10GB data + Unlimited calling (local/STD/roaming- mobile+ fixed line)
2999 plan-15GB data+ Unlimited calling (local/STD/roaming- mobile+ fixed line)
As part of subscribing to the Plan, you shall be signing up for BFL to finance the device value over and above the Minimum Initial Payment at 0% rate of interest. You need to come back any time during the 13th month to return the device.
In case you wish to retain the device, a ‘Balloon Payment’ (given in the table below) will be auto-debited from your account by BFL.
2. Why should I buy this device from Airtel?
You should buy this device from us for the following reasons:
• Upgrade to the latest iPhone every year without having to pay the full price
• Enjoy Unlimited calling and loads of data
• Affordability solution at 0% interest
• Single monthly bill
• Assured buy-back value at the end of 12 months
3. How much do I need to pay?
The following are the models that we have on offer.
|Model||Billing Price (Rs)||Down Payment (Rs)||Monthly Plan Options (Rs)||Balloon Payment (Rs)|
|iPhone 7 Plus
|iPhone 7 Plus
|iPhone 7 Plus
4. Do I need to buy an Airtel connection to avail the offer or can I get this on my existing number?
Only an Airtel subscriber may avail the Plan. All you need to do is take one of the three mobile plans that we offer in connection with the ‘iPhone for Life’ scheme.
In case you do not have an Airtel connection, either you can buy a new connection, or opt for prepaid to postpaid migration, or port your number to Airtel to avail this offer.
5. What is the time period of my contract with Airtel?
This is a 12-month contract, post which you can come back to the outlet from where you purchased the device and return the device subject to the terms of the Plan and upgrade to the latest model. (please log on to www.airtel.in/iphone for the T&Cs and the list of participating outlets)
6. What happens if I want to retain my device?
You may retain your device after 12 months if you have paid all the EMIs for the loan on the device regularly till the 12th month. The EMIs shall form part of the bill amount under the Plan. Thereafter, BFL will debit the remaining outstanding amount (‘Balloon Payment’) from your account and your contract with Airtel for the Plan will terminate and your loan with BFL will be closed.
In case you want to discontinue the plan before the contract period is over, you will need to foreclose your loan with BFL and carry your No Objection Certificate (NOC) from BFL to one of our stores that will process your request. You will then be allowed to terminate this contract for the Plan and take up any other Airtel plan that you choose.
To view and download your NOC post loan closure, login to BFL’s Customer Portal Experia > Select View Loan Details > NOC, or NOC will be sent to your registered email ID post closure of your loan in BFL’s system.
Alternatively, it can be accessed/ downloaded from My Relations> Loan> Loan Statement tab or BFL’s Mobile App.
To receive your NOC, SMS NOC to 9225764444 from your registered mobile number.
Loan can be closed through the BFL customer portal- Experia or by visiting the BFL branch.
You can view and also download your Statement of Account or Repayment Schedule on Customer Portal. Log in to the Customer Portal > View loan details > Click view details icon > Select loan statement > Click Statement of Account > Open/ save the PDF document alternatively, your SOA is forwarded to your registered email ID every month. To receive your SOA, SMS SOA to 9227564444 from your registered mobile number.
To receive your Repayment schedule, SMS REPSCH from your registered mobile number
You can send your queries to BFL at [email protected] or visit your nearest BFL branch. To find your nearest branch, please visithttps://www.bajajfinserv.in/finance/branch-locator.aspx
This plan is currently available only for retail and Company Owned Individual Paid (COIP) customers.
Yes, in case you do not want to change your existing plan, you can take the plan for a family member and you can continue to use the device on your existing plan.
You can only switch between the 3 plans on offer under this contract. In order to change your plan to an open market plan, you will need to foreclose your loan with BFL and share your No Objection Certificate (NOC) with the Airtel touch point where you are submitting your plan change request.
As per standard Apple DOA policy, in case you damage your device, you will need to get it repaired/replaced through and Apple care center and carry the document that mentions the IMEI change
The only way to exit the contract is to foreclose your loan with Bajaj Finance Ltd. and share your NOC with Airtel
The following restrictions will apply to you while you are on this plan. You cannot:
- a. Apply for Mobile Number Portability
- b. Churn out of the Airtel network
- c. Give a transfer of ownership request
- d. Request for safe custody
- e. Migrate from postpaid to prepaid
In order to do any of the above, you will need to foreclose your loan with Bajaj Finance Ltd. and carry the No Objection Certificate provided by them to any of the stores.
You will first be required to sign up for a loan with BFL, for BFL to determine your eligibility, by submitting the following documents to BFL:
- 1. ID proof
- 2. Address proof of current residence
- 3. Cancelled cheque
- 4. Income proof by way of 2 bank statements and 2 months’ salary slip
Once your loan gets approved, you will need to sign up for an Airtel postpaid plan for which the following documents will be required:
- a. Photograph
- b. Proof of identity
- c. Address proof of current residence
- d. Cancelled cheque
Yes, ECS is mandatory under this offer. You will be required to sign one ECS mandate with Airtel and one ECS mandate with BFL.
If you are not eligible for the loan through Bajaj Finance Limited, you will be unable to avail this offer.
After 12 months, you can change to any plan that you like. In case you do not confirm which plan you would like to move to, we will move you to the following default rentals with the same benefits as your iPhone plan:
1999- 1199 rental
2999- 1999 rental
Please log on to www.airtel.in/iphone to know the locations where you can avail this offer.
You will need to return the device to the outlet from where it was originally purchased.
Once the loan has been disbursed, you cannot return the device until the 13th month. You will be given a period of 30 days (from the end of month 12 to month 13) to return the device to the outlet from where it was originally purchased.
In case you are unable to return the device in month 13, the balloon amount (along with any other dues) will automatically be debited from your account by BFL and you can retain your device.
Only phones that are in working condition (without any physical damage) will be accepted by the store. In case the store rejects the device due to poor quality, the balloon payment will be debited from your account.
Refer to Annexure 1 for Device Return Guidelines
You can contact our Call Center at 121 for any plan-related queries.