Airtel to offer Iphone 3G at 18500? – Rumour, April Fool joke, you decide!


Came across a few articles that are claiming to have hit upon some leaked documents saying that Airtel will be offering the previous generation of iphone at much discounted rate of Rs. 18,500/-.

To be honest, I am inclined to discount this as a rumour or more so even probably an April fool joke as this article was published on April 1st ! The author has also published pictures of (so called) leaked documents. Here is one of them


When Airtel and Vodafone launched iPhone last year, it went on to be a big flop – Not many were inclined to buy it at such a high price.

Now with iPhone 3GS launching again with similar price range, we will have to see if Indian mobile consumers really fall for it – I really don’t think so !

Giving previous generation iPhones at discounted rates is a good idea (if at all this news is true) – but why would anyone go for it? Excellent Android phones are available at half the prices now and I don’t see iPhone now being such a big crowd puller anymore.

What do you think?

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  3. Puneet says

    It was a April Fool Prank

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      I thought as well….Thanks for clarifying !

  4. Pradeep says

    Hard to believe but even i saw an article somewhere
    And right why some one buy it for that much of price?

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