- 6 May 2012
Reliance Communications' zero downpayment plans for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were first reported back in October. However, there has been no announcement regarding the Zero Plan offer from either company.
Now, further cementing the fact that the Reliance Zero Plan for new iPhones might be around the corner, the Apple India website is seen to include a link to Reliance's official eShop. Notably, the link on the Apple site only leads to Reliance's official online eShop home page.
Unfortunately, the Reliance eShop site does not list the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (or any iPhone) under its Zero Plan offers hinting that the offer is in final stages and we have to still wait for the official announcement. One of our readers spotted the new button available on the Apple India site.
As seen with the previous leaked zero downpayment plans for the new iPhones, Reliance could offer the iPhone 6 at Rs. 3,099 per month for 24 months, while the iPhone 6 Plus at Rs. 3,599 per month for 24 months. There were no details about which storage variant available under Rcom's Zero Plan, but the per month pricing translated to a total of Rs. 74,376 over two years for the iPhone 6, and Rs. 86,376 over two years for the iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple back in October had launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in India - pricing the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 at Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB variant, Rs. 62,500 for the 64GB variant, and Rs. 71,500 for the 128GB variant; and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus at Rs. 62,500 for the 16GB variant, Rs. 71,500 for the 64GB variant, and Rs. 80,500 for the 128GB variant.
For those unaware, under Reliance's Zero Plan, consumers can buy mobile devices under 6-month, 12-month, or 24-month contracts (depending on the price of the smartphone), and won't be required to make any downpayment.
It's worth noting that Reliance Communications had last year as well introduced a similar offer where consumers could buy the 16GB iPhone 5s at a monthly fee of Rs. 2,999 and 16GB iPhone 5c at a fee of Rs. 2,599 at zero upfront cost.
Apple India Hints at Zero Downpayment Plans for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus | NDTV Gadgets