People who have wanted an iPhone but could never afford it can now rejoice. Telecom company Aircel is now offering the iPhone 3GS for a reasonable price of Rs. 9,999.

To avail of the deal, customers have to pay an advance rental of Rs. 3,000 apart from the cost of the phone, which will offer them unlimited 3G connectivity for 12 months within 3G circles. The fair usage policy applies here, which downgrades the internet speed to 128 kbps after using up 2 GB of data. In places where only 2G network is available, users will get 1,000 minutes of local and STD calls, 2,500 local and national SMS, and an unlimited 2G data plan for 6 months.

The plan is available for only postpaid users. The plan seems more attractive for people living in Aircel’s 3G circles. The 2G offer seems to be a decent deal.

Aircel selling the iPhone at 9,999

Aircel selling the iPhone 3GS at Rs. 9,999

If you are interested in buying a smartphone on a tight budget, this offer seems like a great deal. The unlimited 2G and 3G plans would interest many people who use the Internet on their phones a lot. Aircel has some of the cheapest 3G plans in the country. So even after the duration for which the benefits of the offer are avaialble is over, you can still get a decent internet plan for your phone. Though the iPhone 3GS may be more or less obsolete, after the release of the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and the upcoming release of the iPhone 5, the phone is still one of the best phones one can get at this price.

Here are the specs for the iPhone 3GS:

  • 3.5-inch capacitive TFT touch screen, with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP only for headsets
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 3.15 megapixel camera with video recording at 30 fps
  • 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB internal memory, depending on the model
  • 256 MB of RAM

The iPhone 3GS runs on the Cortex A8 processor clocked at 600 MHz. It is upgradeable to iOS 5.1 officially, and on the list of supported devices for the upcoming iOS 6. Developers who have tried out the beta builds of the latest version of iOS report that the phone works smoothly with it.

Earlier, the iPhone 3GS was available from Airtel and Aircel for Rs. 19,990.

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