itel and Vodafone Launch ‘Free’ 4G Feature Phone: JioPhone Competition

JioPhone is all the rage among feature phones these days as Reliance basically disrupted yet another market and essentially are giving out a 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone for free. But they aren’t alone in the race as their first competitor has emerged — itel Mobile in collaboration with Vodafone.


Vodafone and itel Mobiles have joined hands to give you feature phones that will cover the cost you pay for buying them. This news comes just a day after the Reliance JioPhone’s pre-bookings opened.

Feature phones from itel start retailing at Rs 800 in India and the bundle offer with Vodafone will allow buyers to receive a cashback of Rs 900, which more than covers the cost.

But there is a catch. The buyer will be given this cash back in the form of Rs 50 talk time over a period of 18 months. But only those users who recharge their devices with Rs 100 or more every month will be eligible for this cash back.

This combined offer by itel and Vodafone is available from August 25 to October 31, 2017.

“We believe in democratizing innovative technology while extending the maximum benefit to our customers in every way possible. In line with this objective, we are glad to announce that itel customers will now be entitled to avail unprecedented cash backs from Vodafone on purchasing itel feature phones,” said Sudhir Kumar, CEO, itel Mobile India in a press release.

Jio Phone

Customers in the following areas in India will be able to avail the offer:

Delhi, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Haryana, North East, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujrat, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, UP.

The Vodafone-itel collaboration offer can be availed on any of the following itel devices, but can only get more cash back then you pay if you choose to buy the it2130.

it2130, it2131, it2180, it5600, it5602, it5020, it5040, it5060, it5231, it 5232, it5233, it 5320, it5331, it5611, it5613, it5622, it7100

Last updated on 07 February, 2022

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