Airtel partnership with the Indian Smartphone Manufacturer " Karbonn " to launch the affordable 4G smartphone .Airtel, in a release, said that this is the first of many upcoming partnerships that the company plans to have with phone manufacturers to bring affordable bundled 4G smartphone options to the market. Under the partnership, the Karbonn A40 Indian, now comes at an effective price of just Rs 1399 Rs which is completely refundable . The original price of karbonn A 40 is 2899 but as a result of partnership of airtel with karbonn this smartphone is coming at price of 1399 Rs . To buy the karbonn A40 customers have to pay 2899 Rs and 1500 Rs will refud to the customers after 36 months.
Talking about the partnership, Raj Pudipeddi, director - consumer business & CMO, Bharti Airtel said, "As the market leader and pioneer of 4G services in India, Airtel's aspiration is to digitally empower every Indian with high speed data access. We are delighted to partner with Karbonn to remove barriers to smartphone adoption and enable millions of Indians to leapfrog to a full touchscreen smartphone experience. We plan to partner with multiple manufacturers to bring affordable smartphone options to the market and build an 'open ecosystem' of low cost devices. This is yet another step in our ongoing journey to deeply understand customers and bring innovation that delights them."