Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, Noida based company has all its way started to keep up its promise on Friday by dispatching 2,240 “Freedom 251” smartphones priced at less than $4 to those who had booked the device in the cash on delivery (COD) mode.
While 540 units were dispatched to customers in West Bengal, 390 units were sent to Haryana, 605 to Himachal Pradesh, 484 to Bihar and 221 to Uttarakhand, the company sources told IANS. Rest of the first 5,000 promised lot will be out for delivery on July 9.
For the Freedom 251 smartphone, buyers will have to shell out Rs. 291, including Rs. 40 as the delivery charge.
At the launch event on July 7, Ringing Bells CEO Mohit Goel promised to deliver the first lot of 5,000 ‘Freedom 251′ devices from July 8. The receiver will have to pay Rs 291 (including Rs 40 as delivery charge) to get the unit. According to him, there were over 7.5 crore registrations and the company selected first batch recipients on the basis of a draw of lots. ”The cash will be paid by customers only on delivery of ‘Freedom 251′,” he told IANS.
The Freedom 251 prototype touts a quad-core processor, a 4-inch screen and front and back cameras, priced at an astonishingly low price of Rs. 251.
On Thursday, the company unveiled new more-expensive smartphone models as well as an LED TV priced at Rs. 9,990.