Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ went up for sale in India last week with a number of offers bundled alongside. Reliance Jio was one such partner, dishing out a Rs 4999 plan which gave away 1TB of 4G data, free Jio apps access, a free Jio Prime membership, and unlimited calling and SMSes for a year.
Reliance Jio is now highlighting another deal which grants buyers a 70% buyback. However, this scheme is only applicable on the 256GB Galaxy S9+ which is priced at Rs 72900. It can be taken up via the operator’s site, Jio Stores, or Reliance Digital outlets.
Other than the 70% buyback, customers can additionally take advantage of a 6000 cashback on the Galaxy S9+. Both combined will reduce the cost of the phone by quite a large margin, but there are a few terms and conditions to be kept in mind before making a decision.
First of all, Jio says that the Galaxy S9+’ buyback value will depend on the invoice value, excluding taxes. 70% of Rs 72900 is Rs 51030, but the actual amount you get back could be different. Second, the company will hand back the amount in the form of a voucher which has to be used in its shops within 3 months.
Third, you’ll have to commit to a minimum cumulative recharge of Rs 2500 in the first 12 months of purchase. This also means you’ll have to stick to the Samsung phone for a year to be eligible for the buyback. The handset has to be returned in a working condition without any serious damage.
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S9+:
– Display: 6.2-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels
– OS: Android 8.0 Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0
– Storage: 64GB/256GB, expandable up to 400GB
– RAM: 6GB
– Battery: 3500mAh
– CPU: Exynos 9810
– Camera: 12MP + 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Airtel also has a plan running on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ which requires you to pay Rs 9900 (64GB) or Rs 17900 (256GB) as a down payment and then Rs 2499 (S9) or Rs 2799 (S9+) as installments for 24 months. The bundled plan gives away 1920GB of data, a free Amazon Prime subscription, free handset damage protection, and unlimited calling.