A Smartphone Priced At Rs 251?
The world’s cheapest smartphone’s here!
Costing all of Rs 251 ($5) was launched in New Delhi on Wednesday, The Ringing Bells Freedom 251. It’s a 3G smartphone with specifications similar to entry-level smartphones priced around Rs 4,000
Expressing concern over the launch from a Noida-based company, India’s cheapest smartphone at a low price as Rs 251, mobile industry ICA has written to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to get into depth of the issue, saying the rate could not be below Rs 3,500 even after a subsidized sale.
I have a feeling this Freedom 251 phone is a scam from UP to collect Rs. 251 from everyone & pay the bail of Subrata Roy of Sahara group
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) February 18, 2016
The ICA hasn’t taken any action yet. But the smartphone was to be released earlier today. The flash sale started today at 6am, but guess what — only a handful of people managed to buy the phone because of a ‘server error’.
Resulting in people expressing their “sorrow” on twitter.
— PrinceJ116 (@PrinceJ116) February 18, 2016
— Zaid 😉 (@iam_zaid) February 18, 2016
#Freedom251 website isn’t working. You can’t go to payment page.
Probably when the website will open it will say, “ADVANCE APRIL FOOL”!
— Mayankk Agrawal (@Mayankk_1985) February 18, 2016