1. India’s affordable smartphone Ringing Bells’s ‘Freedom 251’ priced at Rs 251 to hit markets, booking begins today

India’s affordable smartphone Ringing Bells’s ‘Freedom 251’ priced at Rs 251 to hit markets, booking begins today

Domestic handset maker Ringing Bells launched India's most affordable smartphone 'Freedom 251' priced at Rs 251 on 17th February, a move that is set to disrupt the booming handset market in the country.

By: | Updated: February 18, 2016 10:40 AM
mtnl free roaming The Ringing Bells ‘Freedom 251’ launch is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for “empowering India to the last person, transforming India’s growth story”, the Noida-based company said. (Representational image)

Domestic handset maker Ringing Bells launched India’s most affordable smartphone ‘Freedom 251’ priced at Rs 251 on 17th February, a move that is set to disrupt the booming handset market in the country.

The Ringing Bells ‘Freedom 251’ launch is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for “empowering India to the last person, transforming India’s growth story”, the Noida-based company said.

“The phone will be popularly priced at under Rs 500… this event and launch stands as a true testimony of success of the latest initiatives taken by the Government of India,” according to a media invite sent by the firm.

At present, smartphones available in the market are priced around Rs 1,500. Last year, DataWind had announced that it is teaming up with Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications (RCOM) to launch the world’s most affordable smartphone, priced at Rs 999. The phone is yet to hit the market.

Established last year, Ringing Bells will start with the assembly of handsets in Phase-I and aims at full indigenous development of the feature-rich smartphones, it said.

It did not disclose any other details about manufacturing, products and pricing.

A new entrant in the Indian mobile phone market, Ringing Bells had launched one of India’s cheapest 4G smartphone at Rs 2,999, recently. It has launched two other feature phones in the market.

India, one of the fastest growing smartphone markets globally, is poised to overtake the US as the second-largest market in next few years.

In the last few months, global smartphone makers, including the likes of Xiaomi, Motorola and Gionee have commenced assembling their handsets in India, where the government is pushing local manufacturing through its Make in India initiative.

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  1. I
    I.P.Singh
    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:25 am
    How can we get this mobile?
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    1. A
      Ashukushwaha
      Feb 18, 2016 at 3:01 am
      2 phones
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      1. J
        jayanta
        Feb 16, 2016 at 4:47 am
        but how to get this mobile??? pls rply
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          Namtullha
          Feb 22, 2016 at 12:26 pm
          I want this mobile my contact is 7030392852
          Reply
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            Prabhjot singh
            Feb 17, 2016 at 3:10 am
            How is it available in the market. Is it online or we have to search for it in the market
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              Vinita
              Feb 17, 2016 at 4:37 am
              India is reaching......soon it seems
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                ashok panwar
                Feb 17, 2016 at 3:12 am
                Good news
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                  ajay pratap
                  Feb 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm
                  I want 2 phones if it is true
                  Reply
                  1. A
                    ajay pratap
                    Feb 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm
                    If it is a good phone so please help me to buy this phone
                    Reply
                    1. A
                      ajay pratap
                      Feb 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm
                      Trying to buy
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                        arjun singh
                        Feb 17, 2016 at 3:13 am
                        It gives strength to Indian mobile market..
                        Reply
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                          ashish
                          Feb 17, 2016 at 6:36 am
                          Ashish
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                            chandrasekaran s
                            Feb 18, 2016 at 2:02 am
                            I want 3phone
                            Reply
                            1. M
                              mangat rai
                              Feb 18, 2016 at 2:54 am
                              Kaise milega yeh phone
                              Reply
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                                harinath
                                Feb 17, 2016 at 11:50 am
                                it is very good news for every body peoples are not aferting to buy smart phones like me they cen buy i need two phones for me and my wife
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                                  vikram gurjar
                                  Feb 17, 2016 at 10:07 am
                                  Nice
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                                    sukumar Ray
                                    Feb 17, 2016 at 5:01 am
                                    This is wave for indian mobile market
                                    Reply
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                                      keerthi
                                      Feb 18, 2016 at 4:09 am
                                      Its very nice idea
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                                        Dinendra Kumar
                                        Feb 17, 2016 at 6:10 am
                                        Booking kaise ker sakte hai.?
                                        Reply
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                                          deepak
                                          Feb 17, 2016 at 3:18 am
                                          Great india
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                                            Deepak
                                            Feb 17, 2016 at 2:28 am
                                            Very good news
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