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Freedom 251 Mobile Day One Online Bookings at Just 30,000 Units

For all the hype that has surrounded the launch of the “Rs. 251 smartphone,” as most people are calling the Freedom 251, the number of handsets that have actually been sold to customers from the freedom251.com website is a rather modest “30,000 plus,” Ringing Bell Director Mohit Goel told NDTV in an interview. The Ringing Bell Freedom 251 smartphone, officially ... Read More »

Rs. 251 Smartphone Bookings Stopped as Company Servers are ‘Overloaded’

Planning to buy the Rs. 251 smartphone? You might have missed your chance. The world’s cheapest smartphone went on sale this morning via freedom251.com but people were already having problems booking the phone. Now however, the option to buy the phone seems to have disappeared completely, as the company claims that its servers have been overloaded. When you visit the ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Officially Launched; No Government Involvement, Confirms Company

At an event presided by BJP MP Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, India’s Rs. 251 smartphone the Ringing Bell Freedom 251 was officially launched. The themes of Digital India, Skill India, and Make in India were given a lot of importance at the launch event, as the potential use cases of the phone to empower ... Read More »

Freedom 251: Mobile Industry Raises Concerns Over Rs. 251 Smartphone

Expressing concern over the launch of a smartphone at price as low as Rs. 251, mobile industry body 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 subsidised sale. The Indian Cellular Association (ICA) also said that it is not appropriate ... Read More »

Freedom 251 in Pictures

The Freedom 251, complies with government’s Make in India program. Freedom 251 is priced at just Rs. 251 (approximately $4), making it arguably the cheapest smartphone in the world. The smartphone’s design looks like it’s been borrowed from the iPhone 6s, with similar rounded edges, a round button and the silver ring around it. The phone’s back panel features its ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Is the Cheapest Smartphone in the World, Costs Just Rs. 251

Ringing Bells is set to official unveil the Freedom 251 smartphone, delivering on its commitment of launching the cheapest smartphone in India. Bookings for the Freedom 251 – which is priced at just Rs. 251 (approximately $4), making it arguably the cheapest smartphone in the world – begin on Thursday at 6am. The Freedom 251, which Ringing Bells says has ... Read More »