Available under Flipkart’s #MyFirst4GSmartphone campaign, the new Vodafone offer will be accessible for all existing and new Vodafone pre-paid subscribers.
Months after partnering with Micromax and China’s Transsion Group-owned Intel Mobile, to make their entry-level options even more affordable, Vodafone on Wednesday tied up with Flipkart to introduce entry-level 4G smartphones to India at an effective price of Rs 999.
Available under Flipkart’s #MyFirst4GSmartphone campaign, the new Vodafone offer will be accessible for all existing and new Vodafone pre-paid subscribers. Adding more benefits for the customers, the telecom service provider will also be offering cashbacks, as a lucrative part of the new offer.
According to the new offer, Vodafone subscribers who purchase an eligible smartphone from e-retailer Flipkart will have to recharge their prepaid accounts with a minimum of Rs 150 per month for 36 months.
While at the end of the first 18 months, subscribers will receive a cashback of Rs 900, the cashback amount will rise to Rs 1100 at the end of 36 months – totaling the cashback amount to Rs 2000. All cashback will be credited to the Vodafone M-Pesa wallet of the subscribers.
In a joint statement by Vodafone and Flipkart, released on Wednesday, Avneesh Khosla – the Associate Director – consumer business of Vodafone India – said, “This is an initiative to make 4G smartphones available at a never before price points and thus, democratise access to Vodafone SuperNet 4G. We hope that this will help fulfill the aspirations of several million phone users across the country that desire a smartphone but couldn’t afford one. It will also encourage current non-users of 4G to upgrade and enjoy a richer user experience with Vodafone SuperNet 4G.”
Smartphone models which are eligible for the offer on purchase from Flipkart are from various brands like Micromax, iVoomi, Yu Televentures, Xolo, Intex, Swipe, and Alcatel – including models such as Micromax Vdeo 2, Micromax Spark 4G, Xolo Era 3X, Xolo Era 1X Pro, Intex Aqua A4, and Intex Aqua 5.5 VR+.
The list of other eligible smartphones is mentioned on the Vodafone-Flipkart offer page and the offer will be available to Vodafone prepaid customers till March 31.