For competing with jio 4G phone which named as " India Ka Smartphone "  , Airtel launched its own 4G smartphone which named as " Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone " Airtel also named the 4G phone as "My First Smartphone " . Airtel launched the 4G phone at effective price of 1399 Rs . Airtel will also refund 1500 Rs after 36 months to customers who will buy the phone .

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."

Conditions To Claim The Refund :-

Karbonn A40 Indian is bundled with monthly recharge of 169 Rs from airtel . Customers have to make recharge of 169 Rs continuously for 36 months . Ammont of 500 Rs  will refund to the customers after 18 months and other Rs 1000 will refund to the customers after 36 months, taking the total cash benefit to Rs 1500. If customers not want to make recharge if 169 Rs then airtel is also offering other plans customers have to make recharge worth 3000 Rs within first 18 month to claim first refund of 500 Rs and also have make recharge worth 3000 Rs within next 18 months to get claim second refund of 1000 Rs .

Features Of Karbonn A40 Indian :- 

Unlike jio 4G phone airtel phone is not a feature phone airtel phone is smartphone which manufactured by Karbonn .  The Karbonn A40 Indian comes with a 4-inch touchscreen display and runs Android 7.0 Nougat , 1.3 GhZ processor, 1400 mah battery, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage  expandable to 32GB and dual SIM slots. For connectivity, the smartphone will support 4G/3G/2G with added support for Airtel VoLTE. The phone supports 22 Indian languages and will also come pre-loaded with Airtel's apps such as MyAirtel, Airtel TV and Wynk Store  and has access to all the apps on the Google Play Store.