iPhone 5 launched : What Airtel and Aircel are offering?

Apple iPhone 5 is already here in India. I guess we don’t need to talk more about specifications as we have already talked about it a number of times. For those who live in stone age may refer to iPhone 5 product page for complete description and specifications. We also hinted earlier regarding Airtel and Aircel preparing themselves for special reverse subsidy plans for iPhone 5. Today both the telecom operators have announced their iPhone 5 plans.Apple iPhone 5 32GB

Airtel Plans for iPhone 5

Airtel has announced 4 different post paid plans keeping all kind of users in mind. The cheapest plan starts from a monthly rental of Rs 300 while the costliest plans needs you to shell out Rs 1000 per month from your pocket. All these plans are being offered to the regular plans as well on the but for the double the cost. Which means Airtel is offering 50% discount to iPhone 5 users. Note that you will be able to avail these plans only if you purchase the iPhone 5 from Airtel.300 plan
  • Rental per month – Rs 300
  • Local minutes – 500
  • Local + National SMS – 300
  • 3G Data – 200 MB
500 plan
  • Rental per month – Rs 500
  • Local minutes – 900
  • Local + National SMS – 400
  • 3G Data – 500 MB
800 plan
  • Rental per month – Rs 800
  • Local minutes – 1400
  • Local + National SMS – 500
  • 3G Data – 1200 MB
1000 plan
  • Rental per month – Rs 1000
  • Local minutes – 1500
  • Local + National SMS – 600
  • 3G Data – 3000 MB
In all the plans post free usage charge are as below:
  • Call rates: 60p/min to all mobiles, 90p/min to all landlines
  • SMS – 40p/SMS
  • Data – 3p/30KB
Caution: Airtel users can not opt in for any additional pack for first 24 month.

Aircel Plans for iPhone 5

Aircel, unlike Airtel, offers just one plan but lucrative than Airtel plans, since its free for first 12 months. Below are the details:
  • Rental per month – Free for first 12 months, Rs 399 after 12 months.
  • Local minutes – 500
  • Local + National SMS – 500
  • 3G Data – 1000 MB
If you were the one waiting for iPhone 5, its time to finalize your decision. Note that iPhone 5 will also be available through other distributors independent of any bundled plan.
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