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Freedom 251 Maker Ringing Bells Refutes Reports of Shutting Down

Reports of Ringing Bells closing down its operations are surfacing online. In a statement on Thursday, the company is denying those reports however. TeleAnalysis reported that the maker of the Freedom 251 smartphone formed another company named MDM Electronics Private Limited, and had set up shop in Delhi, closing the curtains on Ringing Bells forever. However, the Indian company has ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Delivery to Now Begin on July 8, Ringing Bells Seeks Government Help

As consumers wait to see the cheapest smartphone (less than $4) at its scheduled launch in the capital on Thursday, its Noida-based makers have made another pitch for the government’s support to make their loss-making venture “work for millions” who don’t own such a phone. According to Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd CEO Mohit Goel, he initially faced Rs. 930 loss ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Now Ringing Alarm Bells Over Employees’ Situations

The Indian makers of a $four cellphone hope its low price will permit tens of millions of the poorest people to personal a mobile smartphone in a marketplace with only 10 percent penetration. However labour rights campaigners worry that push to churn out cheap handsets and drugs may also lead to greater abuse of Employees’ rights in India, the sector’s ... Read More »

Freedom 251: Ringing Bells Says Will start phone Deliveries From June 28

Ringing Bells, a touch-recognized agency that ran into controversy after saying the freedom 251 – a Rs. 251 telephone, now claims it’s going to begin deliveries of the handset to customers from June 28. Deliveries will begin to customers who have registered for purchasing the telephone, Noida-based totally organisation’s dealing with Director Mohit Goel said. “we can start shipment of ... Read More »

Freedom 251: FIR Against Ringing Bells Premature, Says Allahabad High Court

In a major relief to the makers of ‘Freedom 251’ smartphone, the Allahabad High Court on Friday said the FIR filed against the Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. – the Noida-based firm that created a global buzz afterannouncing the launch of the controversial smartphone in February – seemed premature. A division bench comprising Justices B.K. Narayan and R.N. Mishra ordered that ... Read More »

Freedom 251: Adcom Ready to Sue Maker; Ringing Bells Responds

In a yet another blow to Noida-based startup Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. that last month launched with much fanfare the world’s cheapest Rs. 251 (less that $4) smartphone, domestic feature phone brand Advantage Computers’ (Adcom) on Friday announced it may consider legal action against Ringing Bells. During the launch last month in the presence of veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read More »

Freedom 251: Adcom Says It Sold Phones to Ringing Bells at Rs. 3,600 a Unit

The controversy surrounding Freedom 251, the Rs. 251 smartphone that captured the world’s attention, doesn’t seem to be dying down. After Ringing Bells, the Noida-based maker of the smartphone, earlier this week tried to reassure users by promising to refund the first phase’s 30,000 customers, now Adcom has issued a statement to dissociate itself from the company. In an emailed ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Ringing Bells Comes Under Excise, IT Department Scanners

Ringing Bells, makers of the world’s cheapest smartphone, has come under the scanner of excise and income tax departments as debates around the feasibility of offering a Rs. 251 handset rages on. According to the sources, the IT Department is looking into the financial structure of the Noida-based company and have obtained documents, including those from the Registrar of Companies ... Read More »