With 2008 not being the best year for the iPhone in India, Vodafone is attempting to cover up the disaster by offering discounts on the same. The offer, launched in the first week of January, makes the iPhone cheaper by Rs.5,000.However, this isn’t a direct discount. Vodafone will allow you a credit of Rs.500 on your bill for the first 10months.
Given the high charges for data usage,Vodafone will make sure that you are being billed in four-digits, just clearing the doubts of people who thought their bills would barely come close to Rs.500.
We Say: The offer is a smart way of attracting consumers and though the phone turns out to be expensive in the log term from the users perspective, the discount being offered may be very lucrative to be avoided or ignored. Let’s hope the act gets some additional users to buy the phone.