On the back of these reports comes the news that Samsung has launched many schemes to push sales of its flagship smartphone in India.
According to one offer, the company is offering a free magnetic cover along with the purchase of the Samsung Galaxy S4. This cover is dubbed S-View Cover and is worth Rs. 2,499. The USP of this cover is that it customises the screen of Samsung Galaxy S4 as a display window.
This offer is valid for all Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones purchased between June 10 to June 30, 2013. To avail this offer, users will have to login to the special offer page by Samsung and key in the IMEI number of their Samsung Galaxy S4, their mobile number and email address. The website also shares that to redeem this offers, users should keep a copy of their invoice in JPG or PDF form handy.
If the idea of a cover does not sound appealing, you can opt for a one-time screen replacement worth Rs. 7,000 at an additional cost of Rs.500. In addition to this, Samsung is offering 60+ live TV channels, 250 movies, 25 HD games, 2.5lakhs songs worth Rs.12,000. To activate this offer, the users will have to send a text to 56886 with the message 'MYOFFER'.
Samsung had launched its the Galaxy S4 in India in April for Rs. 41,500. However, the smartphone is currently available at the Samsung India online store for Rs. 40,300. The company is also running an EMI scheme for this smartphone, under which the users can purchase Samsung Galaxy S4 by paying zero down payment and 12 installments of Rs.3,358 each. The company claims that purchasing smartphone via this scheme will help users in saving Rs. 3,250.
Samsung has also tied up with Vodafone to offer special 'all-in-one' tariff plan that allows Galaxy S4 users to save up to Rs. 12,000 and enjoy 3G data. This offer is open for both post-paid and pre-paid subscribers.
The post-paid subscribers of Samsung Galaxy S4 will have to shell out Rs. 1,199 as the monthly rental and will be entitled to unlimited Internet (with 3GB data allowance under fair usage policy). In addition to this the subscriber will also get 3000 local and STD voice minutes and 750 local and national SMS. The subscribers will also get Missed Call Intimation for 12 months in this plan.
Pre-paid subscribers on the other hand have a choice of two recharges. The first recharge option is of Rs. 677 and offers unlimited Internet (1GB allowance), 1,000 local and STD voice minutes and 500 local and national SMS. This recharge is valid for 30 days. The other option is with recharge of Rs 345, which offers unlimited Internet (512MB allowance), 500 local and STD voice minutes and 250 local and national SMS and is valid 15 days.