Aircel today announced a new range of tariff plans for the iPhone 5. As per an official statement by the company, the plans would save subscribers more than Rs 20,000. The plans for Aircel’s postpaid subscribers are free of monthly rentals. Additional benefits of free in-built usage (1GB data per month) bundled with voice usage (500 minutes per month), and SMS (500 per month). In other words, Aircel customers get all these benefits for free. After 12 months, the customer has to pay only Rs 399 per month to continue getting these benefits.

Aircel will also launch a series of value based prepaid plans starting at Rs 399, with bundled

data and SMS pack, specifically designed to suit the needs of its prepaid customers.

Unlocked version won't be available for some weeks now

The iPhone 5 has been officially launched in India 

Aircel’s iPhone customers will receive their devices with pre-loaded settings thereby facilitating Internet access. In addition, a dedicated premium helpline will be launched to cater to all Aircel iPhone 5 customers. Priced at Rs 45,500 for the 16GB model, Rs 52,500 for the 32GB model, and Rs 59,500 for the 64GB model, Apple iPhone 5 will be available at all Aircel’s retail stores and on Aircel customers can avail the option of Easy EMI for 12 months through Aircel’s exclusive company stores.

In the meanwhile, here is a quick look at the highlighted features of the iPhone 5:

  • 4-inch, 326ppi Retina display at 1136 x 640 pixels
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 720p front-facing camera
  • 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions

Anupam Vasudev, Head Marketing, Aircel, said, “Firstly, I would like to congratulate the Apple team on the launch of the new iPhone 5. Aircel has always positioned itself as a data led telecom player and has addressed the multi-functionality of a mobile phone. Our long standing partnership with Apple only reiterates the fact that introduction of best handset devices in the market automatically leads to best consumer experience therefore resulting in high data usage”.

The most anticipated Apple handset after the iPhone 4, the new iPhone 5, is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a 4-inch Retina display, an Apple-designed A6 chip, and ultrafast wireless technology.

With the launch of iPhone 5, also came the launch of iOS 6, the latest version of the iOS operating system with over 200 new features including the new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, Facebook integration, and Passbook organisation.

Made entirely out of aluminium and glass, the iPhone 5 weighs 112 grams, and is 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S, and is the thinnest iPhone yet at 7.6mm. Apple has chosen to debut iOS 6 with the iPhone 5. The new OS includes Apple's own Maps app, an updated version of Siri and lots more. Overall, the new iPhone has been upgraded in almost all respects.

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