Lately, we have been witnessing OEMs tying up with telecom operators and offer cashbacks on entry-level 4G devices. Vodafone, Airtel and Idea already had tie-ups with phone manufacturers and offered cashback schemes. This time around, Vodafone has tied up with Flipkart and is offering cashback on 29 devices! Yes, you heard that right!
The Vodafone-Flipkart offer covers handsets from brands like Micromax, iVOOMi, YU Televentures, XOLO, Intex, Swipe, and Alcatel. The best part is that, unlike before, the cashback offer now also covers relatively premium devices that are priced in the Rs 5000 to Rs 12,999 range. That being said, the users are still required to pay the full price upfront and can claim the cashback with regular recharges.
The users need to make recharges worth Rs 2,700 in the first 18 months and post that, they will be eligible for a cashback of Rs 900. The user is expected to continue making recharges worth Rs 2,700 for the following 18 months to be eligible for additional cash-back of Rs 1,100. In other words, if you buy any of the devices under the Vodafone-Flipkart offer and recharge the same for a total of Rs 5,400, you will be able to claim a total cash-back of Rs 2,000 spread across the next 36 months.
That being said, one can get smartphones like the Intex Aqua A4 at a relatively lesser price with the Vodafone bundling. The Intex Aqua A4 is currently priced at Rs 2,999. As per the terms, one will be eligible for a total cashback of Rs 2000, which brings the effective cost to Rs 999. Other notable devices include Yu Yunique 2 Plus, Micromax Vdeo 2 and Micromax Spark 4G. In all likelihood, Vodafone will be extending the offer to devices from other brands as well.