Freedom251 ! A 3G Phone for just Rs 251 ! ~ Charity or Con!?

Got up this morning to see Freedom251 splashed across the cover of Times of India & it’s sister Mumbai Mirror

It’s a 3G  GSM Phone for Rs 251 for which the Registration & Booking begins today till Sunday February 21,2016 with deliveries in four months

Times also run a news article on the controversial launch

It’s planned to be made by Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd promoted by one Goel Family in Noida with parts from Taiwan

Charity or Con!?….that’s because it’s less than half the price of a subsidised Gas Cylinder & the Company says it’s not receiving any government subsidies   

Company should upfront receive Rs 251 + Rs 40 for delivery=Rs 291 for each phone.That’s Rs 29.1 crs for One Million Orders & 291 crs for 10 Million and 2910 crs for 100 Million !….and it can deliver by June 30!?…they should have names it Rabbit Bells !

It also has not received the time consuming BIS approval…wonder if they have applied!

When you do try to register & pay  it throws you back to the first page….that’s ominous at the start itself !

Its Human Nature to be seduced like this & apply & hope it’s not a Con!

🙂  And I’m a sucker for seduction ~ Stock Market has been a great teacher ! ~ So I’m going to sacrifice my Happy Hours Pizza this afternoon and apply if I get through !

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