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Apple, after a long wait has launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in India. It is available for purchase at all the Apple's third-party retail stores in the country starting from Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 72,000 respectively.
Keeping the increasing craze for the latest iPhones in mind, Indian online and offline retailers are offering lucrative deals. Major telcos like Airtel and Reliance Jio have also joined the bandwagon and are offering great deals to lure you into buying the iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus.
We've already listed out the differences between the offers provided by Airtel and Reliance Jio. In case you're planning to buy the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus under Airtel's contract, here are 5 terms and conditions you should be aware of.
You should stick with Airtel for 12 months
On purchasing the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus under the Airtel's contract you're not allowed to switch to another plan, port to another network, or transfer the ownership to other users for the next 12 months.
The free data offer is applicable only for iPhones purchased in India
To activate the free 10GB data per month offer under the Airtel Infinity postpaid plan users will just have to click on the ‘Activate Now' button on the company's iPhone 7/ 7 Plus dedicated web page. However, there's a catch, this offer is applicable to the iPhones purchased in India only.
You can get your hands on the iPhone 7 at Rs. 19,990 but not own it
At a down payment of Rs. 19,990 (changes depending on the variant you choose) you'll get your hands on the iPhone 7 but you don't own it just yet. At the end of 12-month contract either you have to pay the balloon payment or upgrade for the next iPhone. In other words, Airtel is just leasing you the iPhone 7 for a year.
Damaged iPhones are not eligible for upgrades in future
Speaking of upgrading for the next iPhone, your device won't be eligible for the upgrade if it's physically damaged or is not in a working condition. So, be careful while you are using it.
The Offer is limited to only Bharti Airtel and HCL employees
Initially, the offer was said to be valid for all the Airtel postpaid users in Noida and Karnataka. However, as reported by The Indian Express this offer is exclusive to HCL and Bharti Airtel employees and the 404 error when you try to access the Airtel's dedicated iPhone 7 page pretty much explains it all.