Booking for Freedom 251 smartphone paused; online services to resume within 24 hours

Freedom 251 is taking a because its servers are loaded and will revert within or before 24 hours.

Updated: Feb 18, 2016, 14:11 PM IST
Booking for Freedom 251 smartphone paused; online services to resume within 24 hours

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Have you tried booking Freedom 251 smartphone? Well, your attempts could be futile in the next 24 hours if you try doing so.

 

The moment you try to click the “buy option” it will direct you to the following message:

“Dear friends, we are very grateful for your enormous response and your kind patronage and would submit that as of now we received approx. 6 Lacs hits per second as a result of your kind overwhelming response, servers are over loaded.

 

We humbly submit that we are therefore taking a pause and upgrading the service and will revert within or before 24 hours.

Once again our respectful thanks and gratitude for your support and patience. We look forward your return as soon as we are back online well within 24 hours.”

 

Since early morning we have been trying to book the device. However we were thrown back to the same "YOUR CART" screen everytime we wanted to proceed towards payment.

Notably, the booking will get closed on February 21 at 8 p.m. The company says deliveries will be completed by 30th June 2016.

 

Also, the company is charging Rs 40 for shipping. So if you book a device of Freedom 251, you will have to pay Rs 291 which includes the shipping charges too.

Freedom 251, hailed as India's most affordable smartphone was launched at just Rs 251.

 

The 3G handset, Freedom 251, features a 4-inch display, Qualcomm 1.3-GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM.

The Android Lollipop-based handset has an onboard storage of 8 GB with support for expandable memory of up to 32 GB. It features a 3.2-MP rear and a 0.3-MP front facing camera and a 1,450-mAh battery.