Freedom 251 is a new smartphone out for sale in India for Rs. 251 or 4$ which bounced into social media, news papers and television on 17th February 2016 for being the worlds Cheapest smart phone. Check out this article for more info on this phone -> About Freedom 251 or How to buy Freedom 251.
After the news went viral on TV, News papers, social media and whatsapp. People rushed to buy Freedom 251 phones at 251 rupees or 4$ from 6 AM of 18 February 2016. The official website stopped selling the device at 11.55 AM and claimed that their server is not compatible to handle huge number of hits and promised to come back in 24 hours.
After this melodrama of events then came the viral question of “IS Freedom 251 a Scam?” all over the news and social media. So the question is how really can Ringing bells company afford a smartphone for that price? are they into a scam?
Many experts from the electronics field showcased their doubt about it. Indian cellular association then said that the minimum price for a 3G smartphone is Rs. 2700 or 40$ and no company can afford such device less than that price. Indian Cellular Association also filed a complaint against Ringing bell company.
Lot of people are arguing that it is a scam and millions of devices are booked and being booked, of which if the company is charging 251 for one device, the sum will amount in billions and as the delivery time is given as July 2016 most of the borrowers might stop bothering about the fact and the rest may claim for refunds and
some might end up getting refunds as well. As we say time has the power to lighten things, dilute news and settle chaos.
Those who already placed an order are worrying and those did not get a chance to do so are laughing at the ones who already did. The remaining section like us are still trying to book one![Update: We are successful in booking 10 pieces after this article was published] Only time can unveil the truth. So lets wait until we get to know more of this and to decide whether it is really a scam?
To conclude we believe that it is not really that easy to fool all the media, government ( To recall At a glittering event, veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi launched this device on 17 February in Delhi. Manohar Parrikar (defense minister) was also expected to attend this event, for some reasons he failed to attend it) and yes THE PEOPLE. But anything can happen in this shrewd world. All those who booked have no option but to wait till July 2016 to see what happens and all those who haven’t, can try booking one or to wait till July to see the climax of this melodrama.
Meanwhile one of the message being circulated among whatsapp groups is here :