Vodafone partners with Asus for Zenfone Max Pro (M1) launch

by Himanshu Khanna

Vodafone has announced an extended partnership with Asus to offer benefits of its network to Asus smartphone buyers. The second largest telecom service provider in country has teamed up with the Taiwanese smartphone maker for its upcoming phone Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 by offering value-added benefits worth Rs 3,200.

The offer states that the Vodafone prepaid users opting for a plan worth Rs 199 and above will get 120 GB free data, but the only catch is that the users will only get 10 GB per month for 12 months. For prepaid users opting for the RED Rs 399 plan, the 10 GB free data for validity of 12 months remains the same.

Vodafone is also offering additional benefits such as the Free Red Shield Device Security solution for two years on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone. But the Red Shield Device security benefit is only for postpaid users of the network, unlike the other offers.

In its official statement, Vodafone has confirmed reports of offers ranging from cafes and restaurants discounts, e-commerce shopping benefits, offers and coupon codes, local travel offers, discounts, online and offline booking of movies and content deals.

“We at Vodafone are committed to providing our consumer relevant offerings. We understand that these consumers aspire for high-performance smartphones but often hit the affordability barrier. With this partnership, we aim to break this barrier by offering them an affordable high tech handset with huge volumes of free data & weekly offers for their non telco indulgences, making this a fully loaded smartphone package that’s easy on the pocket,” said Avneesh Khosla, Associate Director, Vodafone India.

“India is an important market and we are pleased to partner with Vodafone as it gives us another opportunity to deliver a superior, consistent and differentiated customer experience,” said Asus CEO Jerry Shen, in a statement.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was launched in April, while exclusively being available on the e-commerce giant Flipkart. The flagship smart phone features a metal design with minimalistic bezels around the display for amazing looks. The phone sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. The phone is available in two variants, priced at Rs 10,999 and Rs 12,999, respectively.