Airtel is playing the handy role of a marketer to sell Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic phone. Today, I received a mail from them saying they had a ‘great’ offer for me. However, my expectation of some monetary waiver was short-lived because the greatness in the offer was not monetary but was emphasized on services. Purchasing the phone from any Nokia Priority Dealer or The MobileStore, a user will be eligible for:
- 100MB free data usage for first three months
- Free 1 month subscription of 4 VAS services – EZmail, Matrimonial, Portfolio Manager, News and Sports
- The complimentary card to get a Rs. 400 discount on any Bluetooth accessory purchased along with the phone
We Say: Nice try Airtel but the offer ain’t that good to make me jump into the XpressMusic bandwagon. Offering some discount off the phone rather than the accessories might have made me interested.