Vodafone India has tied up with HMD Global, Nokia’s India distributor to provide free 4G data to both new and existing Vodafone users who purchase the Nokia 6, 5, and 3 models. Note that some of these models are facing delays as retail houses are yet to upgrade to the new GST taxation regime, as reported by India Today. -Customers buying Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones will get 5GB data on a purchase of 1GB Data for 3 months (or 3 recharges, whichever comes first) for Rs. 142. -In addition, all customers buying Nokia 6 smartphones will get 10 GB data, on the purchase of 1GB Data for 3 months, at Rs. 251. -Vodafone post-paid customers can also avail a total of 5GB/10GB of 4G or 3G data per month for 3 consecutive billing cycles if they have a minimum of 1GB pack activated on their monthly rental plan. It is to be noted that these promo plans are not necessarily aimed at countering prevailing market prices and is simply a way to incentivize existing and new Vodafone users who are upgrading to new 4G smartphones. Vodafone’s competitor Jio, and Airtel have had similar tie-ups with OEMs and smartphone brands for free data. Vodafone India has also been increasingly trying to capture high-value users by offering fee bundled Netflix subscriptions with its calling+data plans and is also the first carrier billing partner for Netflix in India. It is also expected to launch its payments bank operations this year. Vodafone…
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