Freedom 251, world cheapest smartphone to be delivered from today

According to Ringing Bells’ Founder and CEO Mohit Goel, they are ready with nearly two lakh ‘Freedom 251’ handsets.

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2016, 15:30 PM IST
Freedom 251, world cheapest smartphone to be delivered from today

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: If all goes well, controversy's latest child Freedom 251 smartphone will start getting delivered from Friday.

Ringing Bells, the maker of Rs 251 phone -world's cheapest smartphone, confirmed yesterday that it will start shipping the smartphone from today.

 

The company had claimed to have started shipping Freedom 251 mobile phone to customers, who registered for it, on July 6, but so far no delivery has been reported.

According to Ringing Bells’ Founder and CEO Mohit Goel, they are ready with nearly two lakh ‘Freedom 251’ handsets.

A little-known company Ringing Bells began selling the handset, Freedom 251, via its website in February.

 

But the launch of the smartphone, touted to be the worlds cheapest, swirled into controversy, with some calling it a ponzy scheme.

Ringing Bells Managing Director Mohit Goel claimed that around 30,000 customers had booked the phone despite the glitch and 7 crore people registered for it. The company, however, withdrew the product and refunded the payments to customers following a close scrutiny by government agencies.

Later, the company said that it would deliver the phone on cash-on-delivery mode to those who placed the order.