Montenegrin operator Crnogorski Telekom is offering new subscribers of its Non-stop postpaid packages the possibility of buying certain smartphone models for €1.00 (US $1.14), in addition to getting five times more data during the contracted period. New users of the Non-stop 3 package will get the Samsung A12 for €1.00, unlimited calls to all national networks and 30 GB per month.
Those opting for Non-stop 4 can get a Xiaomi Redmi Note 10s for €1.00 and receive 100 GB a month, while new Non-stop 5 users can buy the Xiaomi MI 11 Lite 5G NE for €1.00 and receive 250 GB a month. The promotion lasts until the end of January.
Nearly-free deals on new smartphones seem like a good strategy for getting subscribers interested in relatively high-end service plans, and free data bonuses on top of that ought to sweeten the deal considerably.
For some users, lack of a current-model smartphone may be the main reason for not upgrading to a more data-rich plan. Placing the device in their hands immediately and at almost no charge could get them over that barrier. The accompanying extra data allows them to put the new device through its paces and accustom them to a higher level of data consumption than before. The higher the plan tier, the more free data they receive at the outset, increasing the likelihood that their usage will increase and conform more closely to the plan’s allowances once the promotional period is over.
These smartphones are in the budget range, so getting them for one euro is not as big a boon as it would be for higher-end devices, but from the point of view of a user who may be new to data or a low-quantity data consumer, the savings may be enticing enough to close the deal.