Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G phones will be available exclusively in Airtel retail stores from today at 3:00 PM. Customers can walk-in to the nearest Airtel stores in six cities, including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Kolkata to get their Redmi Note 4G without any pre-booking. Xiaomi is taking an offline retail approach for the first time with Airtel partnership. The Redmi Note 4G devices will be sold on first-come-first-serve basis till stocks last. What the company has dubbed as ‘The Mi Day’ will be held every week subject to stocks being available.
Airtel’s statement said,
Prepaid customers can purchase the Redmi Note 4G at the store on recharging their connection with at least 1 GB 3G data pack. The sale is also open to Mi India fans using other telecom operators’ services provided they purchase an Airtel prepaid (with at least 1GB 3G data) or postpaid connection. Such customers will therefore have to carry a copy each of their ID proof and address proof along with a passport size photograph for submission as KYC (know-your-customer) documents. Airtel stores will accept various payment modes, including Credit Card, Debit Card or Cash.
This is a move to boost 4G network users on Airtel circles. Anyone who will be buying these Xiaomi Redmi phones will also be provided a 4G SIM. Airtel has also intimated that existing 3G users can enjoy 4G speeds on their new Redmi Note 4G at the same tariff as their existing 3G plan, without activating any special 4G plan. In cities where Airtel 4G services are not yet available, customers will be automatically upgraded to 4G at the same tariff as their existing 3G data packs once 4G services are launched in their city.
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