Freedom 251 smartphone was officially launched in New Delhi on Wednesday by Noida-based Ringing Bells. The Rs. 251 smartphone, arguably the cheapest in the world, went on sale via freedom251.com on Thursday, when the company sold around 30,000 units. After a brief hiatus, the mobile is back in stock on the the official website.
On Thursday evening, Ringing Bells issued a statement saying there has been unprecedented demand for the Freedom 251 and it has temporarily suspended bookings. As of Friday morning, the phone is now back in stock. Earlier on Thursday, many users reported problems while trying to buy the smartphone. When we tried to buy a Freedom 251 unit, we were thrown back to the screen that asks for shipping details, and based on reports on social media we are not alone.
(Also see: Freedom 251 Smartphone: 10 Unanswered Questions)
Things to remember before you buy the Freedom 251
Now that you hopefully know what you are getting into, here are the steps to book your Freedom 251 unit:
Note that the Freedom 251 cannot be shipped to an address outside India.
(Also see: Freedom 251 in Pictures)
To refresh, the Freedom 251 is a Rs. 251 smartphone that comes with a 4-inch display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage (expandable by up to 32GB), and runs Android 5.1.
(Also see: Freedom 251 full specifications)