Freedom 251: From disbelief to delight, Mumbai street reacts to the cheapest smartphone

A little-known Indian company called Ringing Bells is about to release a smartphone called Freedom 251, and priced it at a ridiculously impressive Rs 251. Double page spreads in all major newspapers announced the launch of the phone.


A little-known Indian company called Ringing Bells has released a smartphone called Freedom 251, and priced it at a ridiculously impressive Rs 251. Double page spreads in all major newspapers announced the launch of the phone yesterday. Firstpost sent out its video team to ask Mumbai street what it thinks of the new device. Opinion ranged from disbelief to delight. Here are some of the quotes:

“This is the best phone for the students.” But others were in disbelief as to how on earth someone can sell a smartphone all the features in such a ridiculously low price.”

If you go out to have a meal, you would end up spending this amount (Rs 250),” he said, underling that one would get to know about the phone’s quality only after using it.

“It will sell like a hot cake. I would take at least two phones. I have two phones, but I don’t mind taking two more.”

“It is basically for the people who are living in bottom of the pyramid and are still looking for their first phone and want to use touch-screen and 3G kind of network, this is a very good option for them.”


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