New Delhi: Freedom 251, the ‘Made in India’ android smartphone which was launched amid major fanfare on Wednesday, hit a roadblock a day later as on Thursday, users complained of website issues hampering their bookings.
The phone can be booked online through freedom251.com between 6 am and 8 pm from February 18 to February 21. On clicking the ‘Buy Now’ option, the site asks users to fill in some related details. The company is charging Rs 40 per unit for shipping the device taking the total cost to Rs 291.
However, once the user fills in the details and hits ‘Pay Now’, the site redirects the user to the same buy now page with a completely blank page or with blank columns for filling in the shipping address.
In the latest update, the website of Freedom 251 has apologised to the customers citing server issues and has promised to be back in service within 24 hours.
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Offered by an Indian company, Ringing Bells, ‘Freedom 251’ is a smartphone for just Rs 251 that has features like
- Android 5.1 operating system
- 4-inch HD IPS display
- 3.2-megapixel primary
- 0.3-megapixel front camera,
It has 3G connectivity and has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory and supports external memory cards of up to 32GB.
The smartphone comes with pre-installed apps like Swachh Bharat, Women Safety, WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, among others.
Although the company says that the phone’s delivery will be completed four months later – by June 30, 2016 – the pre-booking, in this case, is still inaccessible to users.