Bharti Airtel has announced that starting November 2, 2012, it will offer special tariff plans for iPhone 5 on Postpaid connections on its network. The iPhone 5 data plan will essentially offer its monthly data plans for half the price.

Airtel has launched four data plans which offer: 200MB of 3G data, 300 National SMS, and 500 local minutes for Rs 300/month; 500MB 3G data, 400 SMS, and 900 local minutes for Rs. 500/month; 1.2GB 3G data, 500 SMS, and 1,400 local minutes for Rs 800/month; and 3GB 3G data, 600 SMS, and 1,500 local minutes for Rs 1,000.

These plans are applicable to customers who buy iPhone 5 from Airtel. The 16GB version of the iPhone will be available for Rs 45,500, the 32GB version for Rs 52,500 and the 64GB model for Rs 59,500.

Airtel will launch the Apple iPhone 5 later tonight, however, customers can pre-order the phone from Airtel website. Aircel will also be launching specialized 3G data plans on the iPhone 5. Aircel has already  listed iPhone 5 on its website, however, it has not begun taking pre-orders yet. Apple will also distribute the iPhone phone through Redington and Ingram Micro.

Apple’s iPhone 5, launched on September 12, 2012, comes with a 4-inch retina display screen with a resolution of 1136*640 and ~326 ppi pixel density,  8 Megapixel iSight camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a hybrid IR filter, ability to record 1080p videos, a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera, a new dual-core Apple A6 processor chip, support for HD voice, and connectivity options like LTE connectivity, WiFi (2.4GHz and 5GHz on 802.11n), and Bluetooth v4.0. The device also comes with Apple’s latest iOS 6 operating system.