I think Freedom 251 doesn’t need any introduction because many people already know about it. Ringing bells, a mobile manufacturing company claims that they will give 3G Smartphones which is called “Freedom 251” only for Rs. 251! Yes, you heard it right. It is the cheapest device worth Rs. 251 as per the company and they started taking orders on 18th February at 6 in the morning. Crores of people are trying to book this smartphone. Their website crashed after receiving massive traffic. Although they say that the smartphone will be delivered but we can smell the scam as the website and their services look unprofessional.
They started their advertisement campaigns in various websites, newspapers, TV etc. and they were in the news whole day! A Rs. 251 smartphone will be obviously a revolution in the mobile industry. The company says that they will produce in large scale and hence the price will be low. Therefore, they will give the delivery of smartphone after 4 months. But all this true? Let me share what I collected from the people. You will be stunned to see that the Freedom 251 may be a scam. Read on!
Reason Why Freedom 251 can be Scam.
We will see some reasons why we should consider this smartphone as a scam and we will get nothing! A smartphone with the quad-core processor, 3MP camera, Android Lollipop, 1 GB RAM and loads of other great features only for Rs. 251? We can’t digest this unless and until we get any official proofs! Read and share with your friends too and advice them about this!
Freedom 251 is a Cheap China Device!
We have several reasons which will force you to think twice before spending your Rs. 251! First of all, the mobile looks exactly same as the Adcom Icon 4 which is a China device! They rebranded this device as “Freedom 251” and selling it for Rs. 251. You can see in the picture. They look exactly identical.
So this is the reality behind the Freedom phone! Also, you can see it looks like iPhone, so company should beware as Apple can sue them anytime for copying the design!
The Government of India won’t give any subsidy!
In the launch of the Freedom 251 smartphone, the Government of India officials said that they will not give any type of subsidy or help to manufacture this product. So just imagine, how a small scale company can give a device that too for Rs. 251? We don’t get a 3G Data Pack for this price and they are planning to give a whole 3G handset!
The website has a plethora of errors!
As you can see, the website doesn’t have any security measures. It is not SSL secured! You can also enter quantity in decimals! Now that’s a weird thing! Below is the screenshot where they allow people to buy half phone at half the price! (Click to enlarge)
There are many other errors too. The website path reveals the index of all pages. You can go to the order successful page even not paying a single penny!
The website is not handled properly and it went down immediately when people started to log in at 6 in the morning! You can see people rushing in the cyber café and the cyber café owner is also making money by booking this smartphone on behalf of others!
Less known brand name.
They got immediate exposure when they released this phone under the name of “Digital India”, “Make in India” etc. The advertisement was also attractive and innocent peoples started thinking to get this product. Dr. Kirit Somaiya, MP, drafted a letter and sent for inspection of this whole thing! You can check out the letter below.
As of now the Freedom 251 seems to be a fake offer but time will tell whether they will deliver the product or not. They may refund you after 4 months if they unable to process it, but, they can earn a huge amount from the interest of your money! So buy this phone with safety and decide yourself whether the Freedom 251 is really a freedom of smartphones or it’s another scam!
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