Thanks to the speed with which new mobile devices are being launched in India by various companies, the users are finding it hard to stay satisfied for long with their smartphones. Especially for those users who like having the latest and the best, keeping up with the smartphone technology is becoming quite a race. Because the latest and the best also means expensive, and not all users can afford to change their expensive high-end gadgets every few months.
But now, Samsung users in India can. Today, on December 30, 2013, Samsung has announced their new inititative that has been named ‘Stay New.’ With this initiative, Samsung aims to give the users of the flagship Smartphones of the Galaxy range an opportunity to easily upgrade their gadgets to newer ones by taking advantage of the ‘Low EMI’ and ‘Easy Buy Back’ services being offered through the ‘Stay New’ program.
Speaking about the ‘Stay New’ initiative, Mr. Vineet Taneja, Country Head, Samsung Mobiles & IT said, “The launch of the ‘Stay New’ plan reasserts Samsung’s commitment to make premium Samsung smartphone experience more accessible and affordable. The new plan is in line with our philosophy of bringing the exciting world of smartphones to Indian customers. We are targeting a significant number of new users joining the Samsung family with this category leading initiative. This not only offers a 18-month EMI programme but also an Easy Buy Back, which will help users upgrade to newer models as Samsung continues to innovate and bring latest technology. ”
The Galaxy devices that are to be covered under the ‘Stay New’ platform are:
- Galaxy Note 3
- Galaxy Note 2
- Samsung S4
- Samsung S4 Mini
- Samsung S3
- Galaxy Tab 3
- Galaxy Tab 10.1
Stay New Program
As per the ‘Stay New’ program, consumers in India can purchase any of the above mentioned smartphones through the credit cards of the participating banks. These participating banks are: HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Citibank and Standard Chartered. The buyers can take advantage of Samsung’s 18-month EMI schemes, at applicable interest rates. Yes, interest rates apply. It would have been great had this been a zero interest rate scheme. But it isn’t.
Anyway, by taking advantage of the Stay New program, a brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 can be purchased for as less as Rs. 2,466 per month, and S4 Mini for only Rs. 1500 per month.
The Stay New program also involves the ‘Easy Buy Back’ service, using which the users in India can easily sell their old smartphone s (only Galaxy flagship models) if they wish to buy a newer device.
The ‘Stay New’ service will be made available at various stores across India from January 1st and would continue till March 31st, or until stocks last. The service is also available at : www.samsungindiaestore.com.
Easy Buy Back Service: The Easy Buy Back Service is being powered by Ingram Micro. So those users who wish to exchange old flagship Galaxy devices for newer smartphones need to call Ingram Micro to avail the service. The toll free number to be used is: 18001206633. The devices can only be exchanged after 6 months, and within 12 months of purchase. I wish devices older than an year had been made eligible too. I would sure have liked to upgrade my current Galaxy device to a newer one. But mine is too old to be eligible.
Anyway, if a device is eligible, its owner just needs to call the above mentioned number. The device will then be submitted to an evaluation. Once the evaluation is done, the owner of the device will be informed about the ‘buyback’ price of the device. If the person accepts the offer, the device will be collected from the location of their choice and the money would be transferred into their account. And then, using this money, and adding the needful more to it, of course, the person can than buy a newer and latest smartphone of his or her choice.
How far can a person go to fulfill the dreams of someone else?
Find out in the pages of Dream’s Sake, a general fiction novel by Jyoti Arora. For more information and free preview of first chapter click on the picture below or visit: www,jyotiarora.com