'Freedom 251': 5 crore registrations
New Delhi, Feb 19: While the world kept asking questions and Indians remained puzzled, the Noida-based startup, promising a Rs.251 (less than $4) “Make in India” smartphone, on Friday claimed to have received nearly five crore registrations in just two days of opening up for online pre-orders.
Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd president Ashok Chadha said that since the company will hand over 25 lakh “Freedom 251” phones to the people who have registered for it online, the firm is now considering whether to stop the registration process or not as there are two more days left to pre-order the phone till 8 p.m. on February 21.
“The pre-booking numbers we received are sheer humongous. I am happy that so many Indians have responded to our ‘Make in India’ smartphone call. Now the onus is on us to deliver on the promise and I am hopeful that we will be able to start delivery latest by April 10 and finish well before the June 30 deadline,” Chadha told IANS.
The smartphones will be handed over via first-come-first-serve basis, he announced.