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Freedom 251 Maker Resurfaces, Still Upbeat on Delivering Handsets

HIGHLIGHTS Mohit Goel said that had govt been supportive, he’d have delivered units Freedom 251 maker’s MD was arrested in February this year He was later granted bail by the court Mohit Goel, the maker of the controversial¬†Freedom 251¬†smartphone which became the talk of the town last year, resurfaced on Sunday, saying that if he gets support from the government, ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Ringing Bells Refutes Reports of Shutting Down

Reports of Ringing Bells closing down its operations are surfacing online. In a statement on Thursday, the company is denying those reports however. TeleAnalysis reported that the maker of the Freedom 251 smartphone formed another company named MDM Electronics Private Limited, and had set up shop in Delhi, closing the curtains on Ringing Bells forever. However, the Indian company has ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Smartphone Makers Summoned in Cheque Bounce Case

The makers of ‘Freedom 251’, claimed to be the world’s cheapest smartphone, have been summoned as accused by a Delhi court in a Rs. two-crore cheque bounce case filed by a private firm. The court summoned the accused – M/s Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd (RBPL), its authorised signatory and Managing Director Mohit Goel, its Directors Anmol Goel and Sumit Goel, ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker to Start Selling Phones, Televisions, and More via Amazon India

Noida-based Ringing Bells, a company that came to the spotlight with the launch of the ‘world’s cheapest smartphone’ – the Freedom 251, on Friday announced its products will be available on Amazon India, starting Saturday. The day also happens to be the start of the Amazon Great Indian Sale. In an emailed statement, Ringing Bells detailed which products will be ... Read More »

ChampOne C1 Registrations Open but Is This Mobile the New Freedom 251?

ChampOne, an unknown company, has listed a Rs. 501 smartphone called ChampOne C1 on its website, with registrations for the first flash scheduled for September 2¬†now open. Well, sort of. After the listing went viral on Monday, the company updated its website to say “only existing customers are eligible for flash sale” – what that means for a company with ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Starts Delivery of 65,000 Units to Customers

After the initial dispatch of 5,000 units, Indian company Ringing Bells on Monday announced it has started deliveries of 65,000 more Freedom 251 smartphone units across many states in India. These include West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal, Bihar, Uttarakhand, New Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. For those unaware, Ringing Bells announced the Freedom ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Delivery to Begin Friday, First Phase to Include 5,000 Units

Ringing Bells, the Noida-based firm that ran into controversy after announcing a Rs. 251 phone five months back, claimed on Thursday it will start shipping the cheapest smartphone ever from Friday. In February, the company announced the Freedom 251 phone which saw a mad rush of over 70 million people jostling to register but when the prototype was presented to ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Delivery Update and 6 New Phones

Freedom 251 units will finally start shipping on Friday, the controversial manufacturer of the Rs. 251 smartphone said in New Delhi on Thursday. At the event, Ringing Bells also announced two new budget Android smartphones – Ringing Bells Elegance and Ringing Bells Elegant – as well as four new feature phones, three power banks, and a HD TV. The company ... Read More »

Freedom 251 to Come With a Delivery Charge of Rs. 40

Noida-based startup Ringing Bells has now announced that the company will begin delivering the Freedom 251 smartphone from July 8. The company says delivery will be made only to 5,000 customers, and they will be charged Rs. 40 – more than 15 percent of the cost of the phone – for delivery. Adding the delivery charges, the total cost of ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Delivery to Now Begin on July 8, Ringing Bells Seeks Government Help

As consumers wait to see the cheapest smartphone (less than $4) at its scheduled launch in the capital on Thursday, its Noida-based makers have made another pitch for the government’s support to make their loss-making venture “work for millions” who don’t own such a phone. According to Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd CEO Mohit Goel, he initially faced Rs. 930 loss ... Read More »