Expanding its horizon to reach out to more customers, Apple has joined hands with Reliance Jio and online retailer Amazon to offer buybacks and special plans for subscribers who want to buy the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.
The deal is being done for both online and offline by roping in e-commerce major Amazon. The latest launched iPhones will come with assured buyback if people buying the devices take up Jio connections of Rs 799 a month. The iPhones offering assured buyback value of 70% when people upgrade to the next iPhones that come up next year.
Speaking on the partnership, VP of category management at Amazon India, Manish Tiwary said that this is a unique partnership between Apple, Jio and Amazon. The reach of Reliance and Amazon would help us. And people will get best offers. iPhones will be available for buyers from September 29 at a starting price of Rs 64,000.
In order to get the buyback offers, customers who will buy these new iPhones, either offline from Reliance Digital or online Amazon, will have to get themselves enrolled for an iPhone upgrade after 12 months, then Amazon or Reliance Digital will return 70% of the cost and adjust the price in the new iPhone when it comes in 2018, effectively giving consumers a discount.
Besides, the conditions are that customer will have to continue to use Jio connection, spend Rs 799 each month, and to have the phone exchanged from Amazon and Reliance Digital only. Existing Jio users can also avail this offer by changing their calling plan.
Under the new iPhone plan, Jio is offering 90 GB of data per month. The plan can be availed by both prepaid and postpaid customers.