Airtel and Aircel are in a race it seems, both have launched iPhone 4 simultaneously, and they have also announced a very similar plan.
Airtel and Aircel today launched the famed Apple iPhone 4 in India, which has been priced at Rs 34,500 and Rs 40,900 for the 16GB and 32GB versions respectively.
Aircel, which made the announcement of the launch a little earlier than Airtel, is offering 100 per cent value back to its iPhone users though two plans. Aircel postpaid customers can avail up to 100 per cent of the value of the iPhone 4 as talktime and data spread over a time period of 24 months.
Under the Advantage Money Back Plan, Aircel is offering up to 50 per cent of the value of the handset to its postpaid customers. While, Premium Money Back plan offers up to 100 per cent money back over a two year period. Both these plans are available for 16 and 32 GB iPhone versions.
Aircel users will also get up to 1GB free 3Gdata (depending on the plan) usage and after that users will automatically be switched to 2G data plan for which they will be charged at 10 paisa per KB. Aircel has kept the tariffs simple with both local and national call charges at 1 paisa /second.
Airtel is offering 50 per cent savings (per month) with plans ranging from Rs 600 to Rs 2,000. A person, using the Rs 2,000 pack, will save Rs 24,000 over a period of two years.
In Rs 2,000, Airtel is giving 1,900 minutes of Airtel to Airtel calls and 1,350 MB of data at 3G speed. You will also get 2,000 local SMSfree. If you subscribe for the Rs 600 plan, you will get 550 minutes of Airtel to Airtel local calls, 500 local SMS and 300 MB of 3G data.
The iPhone 4 comes with a sleek, sharp and thinner design than its predecessor. The fourth-generation model of Apple iPhone comes with a 3.5 inch screen with 640 X 960 pixel resolution known as the Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, and FaceTime for video calling.
The phone has iOS4 as its operating system, which offers features like multitasking, spell check, folders, iBooks and a host of cool new features.
The phone has a 5 megapixel camera as compared to the 3 megapixel in the earlier version. The camera has an LED flash also for illumination and it has a front VGA camera to support video calling.
For connectivity, it has WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI and GPS. The device promises seven hours of 3G talk time, six hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video and 40 hours of music playback.