Apple starts phone trade-in program for iPhone 4S and 5C in India

Apple starts phone trade-in program for iPhone 4S and 5C in India

In order to further beef-up sales of its smartphones in India, Apple has started a trade-in program. The devices that will be accepted include the iPhone 4; BlackBerry Z10 and Q10; Nokia Lumia 925; HTC One, One Mini, Desire 500 and Desire 600; Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8; Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia ZR and Xperia C.

Users can get Rs. 13,000 (about $208) or more for their “old” phones as they use that money towards the purchase of the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5C.

It is said, that this scheme has already worked for the Cupertino-based company in the past when it offered Rs. 7000 ($112) cashbacks on select smartphones for iPhone 4, earlier this year.

And there’s more. Apple also wants to test a try and buy program, in which customers would be able to take an iPhone home for a few days without paying for it. Full price of the handset would be reserved on a client’s credit card to make sure he/she returns or pays for the iPhone…

[Via: TimesOfIndia, UnwiredView]

  • charu

    Does Apple plan to trade in their bad customer service agents in India as well?

    I wanted to trade in my iPhone 4 with 16 GB RAM for an iPhone 5c. I made 3 trips to the Imagine store in the Forum, Bangalore. In the first trip, they took 10K from me to ‘book’ the iPhone 5c in blue, and said it would arrive the next day. They checked my iPhone 4 and agreed to buy it back.
    The next day, I went there, and they said ‘Oh we forgot to get the 5c, please come back tomorrow’. They again checked my iPhone 4 . The third day, the 5c had arrived, but they checked my old phone again, and suddenly decided not to take it, as the Home button has to be pressed a little hard. Apparently this wasn’t an issue the first two times they checked… So I have asked for a refund and decided not to get the iPhone 5c. I will probably go for a Samsung Galaxy.

    I wish they had communicated clearly to me on the first trip and done a more decent job of customer service. This, inspite of the fact that I have bought an iMac and an iPad from them before.

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