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Vodafone to bring handset at $16 in India, reports Economic Times

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Source: The Economic Times, 28.04.2010, Mumbai

Vodafone to bring handset at Rs 700
28 Apr 2010, 0008 hrs IST, Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla,TNN

MUMBAI: The race to provide ultra low-cost mobile handsets to consumers in India has moved to the next level, with telecom service providers
competing with mobile handset makers to offer models below Rs 1,000. Leading the way is Vodafone , which is set to launch its Rs 700 ($16) mobile phone in the country. The handset is expected to push the company’s rural agenda.

Even as mobile phone makers like Nokia, Micromax , Fly and Ray are retailing handsets at alluring prices, this is the first time that a telecom service provider has decided to go below the Rs 1,000-mark . Earlier, Nokia retailed a phone at Rs 1,300, and Vodafone had a mobile priced at Rs 1,200.