Airtel, VISA in tie-up to sell iPhones on instalments

September 7th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Teleom operator Bharti Airtel, in partnership with VISA, will offer easy finance options to VISA cardholders of four major banks for purchasing the Apple iPhone 3G, the company announced Sunday.”For consumers who aspire to own the iPhone 3G, VISA will offer easy financing options for all VISA cardholders of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, SBI Cards and Citibank,” Bharti Airtel’s chief marketing officer (mobile services) Sanjay Gupta said in a statement.

The handsets can be acquired on monthly instalments for periods ranging from nine to 24 months, depending on the bank and the option on offer.

iPhone 3G is priced at Rs.31,000 for 8GB and Rs.36,100 for the 16GB version, available in two colours - black and white.

“Such initiatives will further widen the market of iPhone 3G in India”, he added.

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