It's raining cashback offers from telecom operators on 4G smartphones. Bharti Airtel today announced its partnership with Finnish brand HMD Global, expanding its Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative. Airtel has made the Nokia 2 (first impressions) and Nokia 3 available for the offer and the telco will offer Rs 2,000 cashback for both the smartphone users. For the unaware, the Nokia 2 is priced at Rs 6,999, and the Nokia 3 is available at Rs 9,499. With the cashback offer, the price of the Nokia 2 comes down to Rs 4,999, while the Nokia 3 comes to Rs 7,499. The cashback offer is already effective, and the new buyers of the Nokia 2 or the Nokia 3 smartphones are eligible for the cashback offer.
Airtel-HMD Global Cashback Offer Details
Like the earlier 4G smartphone offer, the cashback is not instant, and a customer has to recharge for 36 months to get the cashback. The cashback benefit of Rs 2,000 will be given to customers in two instalments over 36 months. A customer has to make Airtel prepaid recharges worth Rs 3,500 within the 18 months to get the first cashback of Rs 500. Similarly, customers need to perform another Rs 3,500 recharges over the next 18 months to receive the remaining cashback amount of Rs 1,500.
Ajai Puri, Chief Operating Officer (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, “We are delighted to partner with Nokia to bring exciting and affordable options to customers planning to upgrade to a 4G smartphone. Nokia devices have a solid brand resonance amongst customers, and we believe that the partnership offers a great proposition to customers looking for quality devices at great prices.”
Also, Airtel has a Rs 169 prepaid plan for such users which offers unlimited voice calls, 1GB data per day and 100 SMS per day for 28 days. However, if a customer is not satisfied with the benefits offered by the Rs 169 plan, Airtel is giving them an option to recharge with any plan as they like.
Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 Specifications
The Nokia 2 was launched at the end of 2017 carrying a price tag of Rs 6,999. The phone offers stock Android 7.0 Nougat and is already confirmed to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update directly. The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery, and it's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The highlight of the Nokia 2 is the smartphone's design. The Nokia 2 is currently available exclusively in offline stores.
Talking about the Nokia 3, it was the first Nokia smartphone to launch in India in June 2017. It has a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 chipset. The Nokia 3 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. This phone will receive Android 8.0 Oreo update, and the entire package is backed by a 2630mAh battery.