Ringing Bells the company that launched Freedom 251 the cheapest smartphone in India had already mentioned that they got over 6 crore registrations and on the first day itself around 30,000 valid payments for the same. The company will now be offering cash on delivery options for those who registered but were not able to make the payment.
When the Ringing Bells Freedom 251 handset registration began there was a huge rush, most of the consumers wanted to buy the handset that carried a price tag of ₹251 + a nominal shipping charge, a total of well under ₹300.
Their website crashed and even the payment gate via CC Avenue crashed. Very few users managed to complete the transaction. There are still a huge number of consumers who registered but still waiting for the payment gateway link via email.
Ringing Bells as per their post on Facebook has now mentioned that the rest of the customers will need to make the payment at the time of delivery. They still have a huge list of consumers and they will soon send the first 25 lacs registered users an email about the cash on delivery terms.
The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 website freedom251.com was inaccessible for sometime, but some users have confirmed that it is working now.
Latest Update: All the customers who made the payments for Freedom 251 will now get a refund, the company will be using COD method only. Registered users will get the handset and they will need to make the payment at the time of delivery.