Just after hearing the news of Jio Phone launch, every telecom operators started planning to launch their own or partnered feature phones to beat Jio Phone. Slowly slowly the plans are turning into reality. Few hours ago, India’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone announced about Vodafone Itel offer where they have partnered with mobile brand Itel to offer flat Rs 900 cashback to buyers. This Vodafone bundled offer is available with select models of Itel feature phones making them effectively free of cost like Jio Phone.
In our previous articles, we mentioned that some telecom operators are trying to launch their own feature phones. But some of the telcos were trying to provide bundled plans by partnering with third party phone manufacturers. Now, we can say, Vodafone is one of them. On the other side, Bharti Airtel and Idea is planning to launch their own feature phone at Rs 2,500. Though the price will be very high compared to other feature phones but it will add more functions on the phone. Now, let’s see which benefits will be given in this Vodafone Itel offer.
Vodafone Itel Offer : Get Free Talktime Worth Rs 900
Itel is already growing very fast because of their high performance mobiles. And now, Vodafone has partnered with this brand to offer free talktime worth Rs 900 with select handsets. Under this Vodafone Itel offer, buyers will have to recharge Rs 100 per month and Vodafone will provide extra Rs 50 talktime for free every month. The offer will be valid till 18 months. At the end, users will get 18 months x Rs 50 free talktime = Rs 900. Most of the Itel feature phones with which users can get this offer are priced around Rs 900. So, via this offer users are getting quality feature phones from Itel at effectively free of cost.
The pros of this Vodafone Itel offer is users are getting effectively free phones. But there are also some cons of this offer. To get Rs 900 free recharge users will have to wait till 18 months because every month they will be provided Rs 50 only. The another problem is users will require to recharge with Rs 100 per month till 18 months to get extra free Rs 50 talktime. If you normally need more than Rs 150 talktime per month then, Vodafone itel offer is good for you but if you don’t need that much talktime, then the offer is completely useless. Though you can recharge data plans from your main account balance to consume the talktime if you do voice calls very less. But that doesn’t make enough sense to the users.
Which Phones Are Eligible For Vodafone Itel Offer?
As we told before, the offer is currently available with select Itel feature phones. But both old and new Vodafone users can avail this offer by having select itel handsets. The offer is available with Itel it2130, it2131, it2180, it5600, it5602, it5020, it5040, it5060, it5231, it 5232, it5233, it 5320, it5331, it5611, it5613, it5622 and it7100 feature phones. Both new and existing Vodafone prepaid users from Delhi, Mumbai, Maharashtra & Goa, Gujrat, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, UP West, Up East, Haryana, Bihar, Orissa, Kolkata, Rest of West Bengal, Assam, North East, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are eligible for this Vodafone itel offer.
How To Get Vodafone Itel Offer?
If you want to avail Vodafone Itel offer for you, then you need to buy any of the itel handset listed above. Keep in mind that the offer is valid from 25th August to 31st October 2017. Once you buy the handset, insert your Vodafone prepaid sim on the phone. If you don’t have a Vodafone sim already, get a new one. Then just turn on the itel feature phone and make recharge of Rs 100 per month to get extra Rs 50 talktime for free. Repeat the Rs 100 recharge till first 18 months from the date of buying the phone.
In my personal opinion, even after launching Vodafone Itel offer, this telco isn’t offering much value to the users. Where Reliance is returning the whole purchase amount after three years and offering 512MB 4G data per day along with free voice calling and SMS with Jio 153 plan. Vodafone is offering just Rs 50 free talktime and no data and SMS benefits per month only if the user recharges with Rs 100. So, Vodafone’s free Rs 900 cashback with Itel feature phones is not going to help much to beat Reliance Jio phone. Please share your opinion also in the comment below. Let us know what you think about this Vodafone Itel Rs 900 cashback offer.