Was Freedom 251 booking Fraud or not?

Many people thought of getting up early in the morning to buy the Freedom 251 mobile from the website. At night, before bed, a mobile alarm was set for 5:30. They got up early in the morning and began booking. However, it’s worth considering that they are not alone in wanting to buy the Freedom 251 mobile. Many individuals wish to purchase it because it is priced at only Rs. 251. It seems like a dream, but a Rs. 251 mobile is something beyond comprehension. Furthermore, it is claimed that the company is making it under the ‘Make in India’ scheme, indicating that the mobile is completely made in India and will continue to be so.

The configuration of the Freedom 251 smartphone is as follows:

  • 4-inch IPS display with a 960×540-pixel resolution.
  • 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor.
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • 8GB of internal storage.
  • 1,450mAh battery.
  • 3.2-megapixel camera and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front.
  • 3G/WiFi/GPS/Bluetooth connectivity.
  • FM Radio.
  • Android Lollipop 5.1.

After viewing the above specifications, the Freedom 251 smartphone appears to be in the high-end category. The price cannot be below Rs. 2,000. Is the company really offering a Rs. 3,000 mobile for Rs. 251? Another question arises: The Freedom 251 smartphone is claimed to be made under the Make In India program. If the company buys parts and the operating system from abroad, how can it be considered ‘Make In India’? Is the design also copied from abroad? The Freedom 251 design resembles Apple smartphones, and it looks similar to the Adcom Ikon 4 smartphone available on Flipkart for Rs. 4,000.


Despite these considerations, getting a mobile for Rs. 251 does not pose a significant risk. It’s only Rs. 251. A few years ago, there was news about the Aakash tablet being sold for only Rs. 1,250 for students. Many people had booked the Aakash tablet back then. However, the company’s whereabouts and how many people received their Aakash tablets are unknown.

The smartphone is only available online, and anyone can book it. So, you can book an unlimited number of Freedom 251 smartphones. Shopkeepers are also considering booking 100 – 200 at a time and selling them at a higher margin once they receive the smartphones. Considering India’s population of around 1.2 billion, with about 200 million mobile users, it’s likely that a large number of people will buy the mobile. If 20 million people order it, then according to Rs. 251 and a Rs. 40 shipping fee per handset, the total would be Rs. 58,200,000,000 (Fifty-eight billion two hundred million). If only one person doesn’t buy a smartphone, we can’t fathom how many handsets will be booked.

The Noida-based Ringing Bells company has not set a limit to buying handsets, so it’s uncertain when customers will receive their smartphones. The question remains: how many handsets will be prepared in four months, given that the company is just starting and lacks experience in making handsets? The claim that the government will subsidize the company to make smartphones is viewed skeptically.

In the morning, when I tried to open the website, it crashed. This was expected, as who wouldn’t want to buy a smartphone for Rs. 251? I also tried, but the website did not open. After one or two hours, I tried again, and the website opened, but after filling in the information, a blank page appeared. This means the website has not been properly prepared. The Ringing Bells company should have anticipated this before selling the smartphone. In India, if they offered a smartphone at such a low price, many people would buy it. Companies like Flipkart, which sell 10,000 smartphones, also experience server crashes, and Ringing Bells, selling smartphones for only Rs. 251, should have been better prepared. I read many comments on the Save Money My India website. Some people said they successfully booked the smartphone, while others claimed the Ringing Bells company is fraudulent. However, it’s hard to say if the company is fake or not; only time will tell. If the company is genuine, we will have Rs. 251 smartphones in our pockets after four months. If it’s fake, we’ll think we wasted just Rs. 291.

What’s your opinion?

Update 1: Website crash notice:

Is Freedom 251 booking Fraud or not?

Dear friends, we are very greatefull for your enormous response and your kind patronage and would submit that as of now we receive approx 6 Lacs hits per second as a result of which due to your kind overwhelming response servers are over loaded.

We humbly submit that we are therefore taking a pause and upgrading the service and will revert within or before 24 hours.

Once again our respectfull thanks and gratitude for your support and patience. We look forward your return as soon as we are back online well within 24 hours.

This means about 6 lakh people tried to book the handset in one second, causing the website to crash. Now, wait for 24 hours, and after that, the booking will start again.

Update 2: Ringing Bells changed the registration process.

Update 3: The site is dead now.

Update 4: Booking Closed.

Update 5: Ringing Bells claimed they will start shipping Freedom 251 from 28 June 2016.

Update 6: It was a big fraud, and many buyers got cheated by the company.

Update 7: Ringing Bells founder Mohit Goel arrested by the police. Read this.

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