Apple makes iPhone more affordable in India with discount and EMI schemes

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 22 May 2013

Apple has introduced a discount scheme for students as well as regular users. There is also a cash back scheme available for American Express card users.

Apple makes iPhone more affordable in India with discount and EMI schemes

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Despite being premium priced, the iPhone is a hot product in India. It has been facing some stiff competition from other flagship smartphone makers like HTC and Samsung. In order to make the iPhone more accessible to consumers, Apple has come up with a bunch of schemes that is making the iPhone an attractive purchase.

Student who trade in their old smartphone for an iPhone will receive a discount of Rs. 7,777. If you are not a student, fear not. You will still receive a discount of Rs. 7,000 for trading in your old smartphone.

If you purchase the iPhone via your American express card, you will receive 10% cash back. If you are an American Express card user, you will get cash back of Rs. 6,000 on the purchase of an iPhone 4, 4S or 5 before June 10. This information is advertised in local newspapers all over the country. You can also avail the American Express installment offer at Redington and Ingram Micro distributor outlets. So, if you purchase an iPhone 5 (16GB), you will receive Rs. 4,550 on six monthly installments of Rs. 2,374. You will have to pay Rs. 9,990 rupees as a down payment.

BlackBerry a company struggling to keep its head above water too has introduced EMI schemes to boost the sales of its entry level BlackBerry Curve 9220 and the recently launched flagship BlackBerry Z10.

You can pick up a BlackBerry Curve 9220 at an EMI of Rs. 799 per month for 12 months and the Z10 can be yours for an EMI of Rs. 4799 for a period of 9 months. You can figure out which store near you has the BlackBerry smartphones on offer by sending an SMS - BBEMI <city or pin-code> to 575758.

Samsung too has a series of offers for its smartphone product lineup. You can catch the details of Samsung’s offers here.


Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.


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