Freedom 251 Money To Be Refunded This Week To 30,000 Customers, Says Ringing Bells Official: World’s cheapest smartphone making company Ringing Bells is going to refund all 30,000 Customer’s money to their bank account within this week. This Freedom 251 was pre booked by these customers before few days back in price of just Rs.251 (Less then $). They also mention about Freedom 251 Payment Refunds on 27th February.
Freedom 251 Money To Be Refunded This Week To 30000 Customers
Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd came up with a controversial Freedom 251 smartphone and booking was started few days back. But now company is saying that they going to refund all the money and they will provide Freedom 251 Cash On Delivery service.
“To refund the money that was facilitated by payment gateways CCAvenue and PayU Biz, we had given a letter to the respective bank later last week. Now the only hiccup is what we call procedural delay and I hope that people will get back their money this week,” Ringing Bells president Ashok Chadha told IANS.
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According to Chadha, “Freedom 251” customers will be required to make payment only when the smartphone is delivered to them.
“The company has decided that we will, henceforth, offer ‘cash on delivery’ mode of payments for those who have placed an order for the ‘Freedom 251’ smartphone. This will ensure further transparency and clear any misgivings,” Chadha told IANS.
Mohit Goel, managing director of Ringing Bells, has also reiterated that money of all 30,000 customers is safe and is being refunded and the company will now accept cash on delivery (COD) only.
The company plans to give 25 lakh handsets in the first phase before June 30.
“Our humble beginning to provide a high-tech gadget that will benefit all in the hinterlands and bridge the huge gap that clearly exists between the metros and semi-urban/rural areas is in keeping with the government’s initiatives,” Chadha added.
A top government official also clarified last week that the government has nothing to do with the “Freedom 251” smartphone.
“This is not a government project. ‘Make in India’ team has nothing to do with this,” wrote Amitabh Kant, secretary of the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), in a Twitter post.
Ringing Bells had received 30,000 orders on the first day and the rest of the customers for first 25 lakh handsets were to be selected on first-come-first-served basis as the company received a huge over seven crore registrations before the payment gateway crashed.
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