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Jul 12

new iphone 3g India Vodafone and Airtel

Our international readers will find the title of the post odd, but in India the Iphone launch is delayed, some Indian bloggers to gain visitors had reported that launch will be same day as international launch, ofcourse they have been proven wrong. Anyway, both Airtel and Vodafone are allowing people to book their Iphone on their websites, ofcourse, this seems to be more of a database building exercise, Airtel’s terms are as follows :

    • “Booking” means expression of interest of buying Apple iPhone3G when it is available in the market.
    • “Booking” doesnt imply that the customer has to purchase the product when it is launched and available.
    • “Booking” doesnot guarantee that the product shall be made available to the customer.
    • Airtel reserves the right to refuse the Booking at any stage.
    • Airtel reserves the right to withdraw “Booking” at any time or at any stage.
    • Some of the product features are not available in India or in certain service areas. Some of the features and services are dependent on the type of network the customer is in eg 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM. 3G is not available presently in India.

Customer doesnt have to buy, its not necessary that you will sell to them, then whats this booking business ?

Vodafone on the other hand dont even have any terms and conditions on their site, infact looking to make a quick buck , they have asked people to SMS their intention to buy iPhone to a premium SMS number.

Both companies are however honest  about this :

Some features and services are not available in all areas.

India will not support a lot of the Iphone features. We will update you on the price and terms as soon as we hear from Airtel and/or Vodafone.

5 Responses to “Airtel and Vodafone start the new Iphone 3G prebookings”

  1. Abhishek Says:

    Thanks for letting me know, i was searching for information to but the new Iphone 3G in India, now i have prebooked both Airtel and Vodafone :)

  2. WiseTechie Says:

    You are welcome Abhishek, even i have prebooked on both Airtel and Vodafone ;)

  3. Shambho Says:

    Who will be releasing first Airtel or Vodafone, are you sure Vodafone is 1st ?

  4. Utkarsh Says:

    I already am an Airtel customer with a Blackberry, when the Iphone is launched in India by Airtel, will i be able to switch my RIM blackberry account with Airtel to a Airtel Iphone account or not ?

    Will it be better to get a Vodafone Iphone rather than an Airtel Iphone in India ? Also why is Apple not tying up with other Indian mobile operators ? Will IDEA be launching the Iphone ?

    Also is 3G Iphone useful in India or not ?

  5. WiseTechie Says:

    “I already am an Airtel customer with a Blackberry, when the Iphone is launched in India by Airtel, will i be able to switch my RIM blackberry account with Airtel to a Airtel Iphone account or not ?”

    You should be able to , switching plans is avery common thing and shouldnt be a problem to Airtel for the Iphone.

    Will it be better to get a Vodafone Iphone rather than an Airtel Iphone in India ? Also why is Apple not tying up with other Indian mobile operators ? Will IDEA be launching the Iphone ?

    Vodafone Iphone and Airtel Iphone will be same. IDEA is not yet in the Iphone launch brigade.

    Also is 3G Iphone useful in India or not ?

    The 3G feature is useless in India. If the phone is unlocked you shall be able to use it with any operator.

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