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Indian carrier subsidizes iPhone 5s, 5c as Apple extends iPhone reach

updated 09:54 am EDT, Fri November 1, 2013

First fully-subsidized iPhone offered in India.

The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have gone on sale in 12 more countries, following its original launch on September 20th and later expansion to 28 more countries on October 25th. India, one of the new countries to receive the Apple smartphones, will now have its first fully-subsidized iPhone on sale as part of a new contract.

Carrier Rcom is offering a the 16GB version of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s for 2,599 rupees ($42) and 2,999 rupees ($49) respectively per month on a two-year commitment, without an initial down payment according to BGR India. Though the contract allows users unlimited 3G data and cross-network voice calls at no extra charge, the offer does require the customer to have a credit card before being able to order.

Other countries set to gain the new iPhones today include Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

by MacNN Staff



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