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Airtel is offering the Celkon Smart 4G with a cashback of Rs 1,000 Airtel is offering the Celkon Smart 4G with a cashback of Rs 1,000
Theresa Hayes | 30 October, 2017, 16:17

While customers can choose any other recharge denomination, they will be eligible for the cash refund benefit only if they make recharges worth Rs 3,000 within the first 18 months (to get the first refund installment of Rs 500) and another Rs 3,000 over the next 18 months to claim the second refund installment of Rs 1,000. However, same as the Karbonn A40 India, user have to pay an upfront amount of Rs. 2,849 for the Celkon Smart 4G, and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs. 169. The Celkon Smart 4G Smartphone will come with a price of Rs. 2,849/-, out of which Rs. 1,500/- will be refunded, bringing down the effective price of the smartphone to Rs. 1,349/-.

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The Celkon Smart 4G is available at all leading retailers across the country.

The phone comes bundled with an Airtel monthly pack of Rs 169, the statement added. Just like the Karbonn A40 Indian, the Celkon Smart 4G is also an Android-powered smartphone. Now today, Airtel has announced its partnership with Celkon to bring us yet another affordable 4G smartphone - the Celkon Smart 4G.

Like the Airtel-Karbonn offer, in case the customer thinks that the Rs. 169 plan doesn't fulfil his requirements, then she/he has the flexibility of recharging another plan of Airtel as per individual requirements. It comes with a 2-megapixel camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front. Bundled recharge on the Celkon 4G smartphone also remains the same as that of the Karbonn smartphone.

Airtel has again partnered with an OEM for a low-priced smartphone with bundled data offers.

You'll have to recharge with vouchers of Rs. 3,000 in the first 18 months of purchase to get Rs. 500 cashback. With this initiative, Airtel collaborates with the device manufacturers to offer smartphones at the price of a feature phone.

Airtel further notes that while the Celkon Smart 4G normally costs Rs 3,500 it will be offering the 4G smartphone effectively at the price of a feature phone again by bringing a tariff plan into the mix. The handset also comes pre-loaded with some Entertainment apps such as My Airtel App, Airtel TV, Wynk Music.

The Celkon Smart 4G has a dual SIM phone with a 4-inch FWVGA display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB port, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB. Celkon has strong brand affinity and deep distribution in southern Indian markets, and our partnership will enable us to serve a large set of customers with this affordable smartphone proposition.