What we simply understand is, Nothing comes without a cost. If some thing is sold much below than the actual cost, than there is something fishy for sure. Freedom 251 comes under that, It’s like the old scam ” You give me your gold and i will double it in seconds”. Ringing Bells thought of making easy money, but never thought that This will become a National Issue, and so many Govt. Agencies will get Involved.
World’s cheapest smartphone Freedom 251 is a big lie unfolded. Today the company has exposed the truth to the government. Indeed, in the name of Freedom 251 deceived and harmed the image of Made in India program. Rajiv Bansal joint secretary , Electronics and Information Technology Ministry, met Ringing bells higher Management and discussed company’s future business ‘Plan’.
According to highly placed sources in the Ministry, the plan was presented on behalf of the Company does not seem to be a Plan of serious company. Above all, Ringing Bells officials admitted that Freedom 251 plan has not been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). This matter will be investigated further that how Freedom 251 was advertised and promoted, and on what basis Freedom 251 is booked and payment taken in advance.
The company also admitted that Freedom 251 is not going to made in India right now. The company plans to import the first 5 million phones. Just to remind again, The Freedom 251 was advertised as Made in India. Even company’s advertisements claim that ‘Freedom 251′ is an India-made mobile phone. Invitation letters were sent from the company that it was referring to the fact.
Government officials, when asked how the phone is priced at such a cheap price, the company said it has made few commercial agreements with other companies.Ringing Bells will generate revenue which will be able to reduce phone costs. The company also reported that it has received 30 thousand customers booking price. This amount has been deposited in a separate account.
As per our knowledge, Booking is over Millions, as on the very day company website was crashed as it got 6 lac hits / second.
All the above clearly shows, that company has no recent plans to build smartphones in India. Keeping all the above in mind, Government should take precautionary measures specially for Transfer of Money abroad by Ringing Bells. Also the Top Management trips to abroad must be banned.
Source : Punjab Kesari