If you are still waiting to get your hands on the world’s cheapest Android smartphone — Freedom 251 — then you might get lucky this time. Freedom 251 smartphone maker Ringing Bells today announced it will soon delivering 65,000 more units. Last month the company had started with the delivery of 5,000 units.
The company is accepting cash on delivery. The receiver will have to pay Rs 291 (including Rs 40 as delivery charge) to get the unit. Ringing Bells claims to have received over 7.5 crore registrations for the Freedom 251 smartphone. It selected the first batch of recipients on the basis of a draw.
“Ringing Bells is all set to fulfill its promise of delivering 2,00,000 smartphones to the customers. We started the process of lottery few days back, and now we are dispatching the units to the people,” said the company in a statement.
The company started the deliveries with states such as West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal, Bihar, Uttarakhand, New Delhi, Punjab, J&K, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Ringing Bells began selling the handset, Freedom 251, via its website in February. But the launch of the smartphone got into controversy, with some calling it a ponzy scheme.