Flipkart launches SmartPack for mobiles with 100% percent ‘money back’: Here’s how this works
Flipkart has launched a new SmartPack subscription, which will allow users to buy any budget phone for free. The e-commerce giant says that users can buy any smartphone and make a comeback in about 12 or 18 months. But, for this you have to buy SmartPack subscription of Flipkart.
Flipkart’s new buyback plan will be available from January 17, 2021. Here’s a look at how it works, and how you can buy a new phone from Flipkart and get 100 percent money back.
Flipkart SmartPack: How to buy a phone for free?
To buy a phone for free, all you need to do is open Flipkart on the mobile or the app and choose a phone you want to buy. When you scroll down you will find the banner of Value Store. Here, you will see the Flipkart Smartpack offer ( flipkart mobiles ). Once you click on it, Flipkart will display three different SmartPack plans, which one you need to buy.
The pack will allow users to avail a refund of 60 per cent, 80 per cent and 100 per cent respectively on the starting price of the phone. Apart from the money back offer, users also get some OTT apps, freebies and other benefits depending on the SmartPack plan you choose.
Once you select the plan, Flipkart will show you how much you will have to pay initially and then every month. Once you have selected the plan and confirmed all the details, you are all set. Note that you will have to pay the full amount of the device and the subscription price of SmartPack at the time of check out. After that, you also have to pay for SmartPack subscription every month.
The company claims that when you return the phone in working condition, it will refund all the money. However, the refundable amount will depend on the SmartPack plan you choose. If you want all the money back, then you have to buy the Gold plan. The SmartPack offer will not be visible on desktop and can only be accessed from the Flipkart app or m-site.
Flipkart SmartPack plans
Flipkart has three SmartPack plans. The price of the Gold plan is Rs 879, which you will have to pay on a monthly basis. This subscription pack will give 100% money back if the device is returned after 12 or 18 months. This pack provides access to 10 premium services, which include SonyLIV Premium, Zee5 Premium, Voot Select, Zomato Pro, Gaana+, Practo Plus and others. With some of Flipkart’s SmartPack plans, users will also get freebies worth up to Rs 20,000.
There is also a Silver plan, which will cost Rs 699 per month. With this pack, you will get 80 percent money back along with some of the benefits offered by the Gold plan. The Bronze plan is priced at Rs 399 per month, which offers 60 percent money back at the end of the tenure.
The e-commerce giant says that customers have to return the phone in perfect working condition to get the refund.
Flipkart says that once purchased, no one will be able to change the Flipkart SmartPack plan. It is worth noting that if buyers miss paying the money on a monthly basis, they will lose access to subscribed services and ‘money back’ offers on the device, according to Flipkart.
Can I buy any phone for free with Flipkart SmartPack offer?
This offer is valid only on smartphones priced between Rs 6,000 to Rs 17,000. One can buy the phone from any brand, including Realme, Poco, Samsung, Xiaomi Redmi, Motorola, Infinix, Oppo, Vivo and more.
Why can’t I see Flipkart SmartPacks?
Flipkart Smartpacks ( flipkart mobile ) are available in select pin codes only. Please check if it is available for your PIN code. Some services within the pack may not be available at all pin codes, so overall pack options and prices may vary between different pin codes.
How do I activate the services?
All you have to do is go to the ‘Flipkart Smartpack’ section, which is hidden in the ‘My Orders’ section of Flipkart. Here, you will be able to view and activate the services that you have subscribed for. The e-commerce giant says that the validity of the services will start from the date of pack activation.