Vodafone launches touch-screen smartphone for Rs 1,590

After the launch of Reliance Jio’s JioPhone, many Indian telecom operators joined hands with handset makers to offer feature phones and even touchscreen smartphones with 4G compatibility at really affordable prices. The latest company to join the trend is Vodafone!

India’s second largest telecom company has partnered with China’s Transsion Group-owned Itel Mobile to launch a 4G-VoLTE smartphone called Itel A20.

The touchscreen handset is priced at Rs Rs 3,690, but Vodafone will offer Rs 2,100 cashback to customers, which will bring the effective price down to Rs 1,590.

The customer will have to pay Rs 3,690 upfront and will have to stick to Vodafone’s network and the same handset for the next 3 years in order to receive a total cash back of Rs 2,100. Vodafone customers will need to make monthly recharges of at least Rs 150 for a period of 36 months or 3 years. The recharge can be done either every month or as a one-time recharge.

At the end of 18 months, customers will receive the first cashback of Rs 900, and after another 18 months (totally 36 months) Vodafone will offer the rest Rs 1,200 cashback in their Vodafone M-Pesa wallets.

The cashback amount can be used for recharges, paying bills, money transfer or can also be transferred to your bank account.  Vodafone says that the bundled offer will be available up to March 31, 2018.