Ringing Bells to refund Freedom 251 payments

Ringing Bells to refund Freedom 251 payments

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Noida-based startup Ringing Bells, the makers of the world’s cheapest smartphone- Freedom 251, is reportedly refunding the payments that it had accepted on the first pre-booking date. The company stated that it had accepted payments from the first 30,000 orders, after which their website had crashed.
According to news channel ABP News, Ringing Bells MD Mohit Goel has claimed that the company has refunded the money of all 30,000 customers and said that the company will accept cash on delivery only

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:http://m.timesofindia.com/tech/tech-news/Ringin...

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@[email protected]_0_0_D wrote:

@JonSnow


Good step… Now they are free to do anything… As long other people’s money isn’t involved, they have all the rights to experiment with their innovative entrepreneurial ideas.

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If anyone got their money back, please confirm..

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Lol!

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Good decision https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_cool.gif

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@myliferockkss wrote:

just got mail from ccavenue
The refund request for your order from http://WWW.FREEDOM2...OM has been sent to the bank.


@getready @Beinghuman @billa ajith @PaytmKaPoojari


UPDATE: Refund already credited to paytm wallet!


did not get any mail…. happy with refund starts…..

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@billa ajith wrote:
did not get any mail…. happy with refund starts…..


yeah… waiting for 2nd refund now https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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@myliferockkss wrote:


yeah… waiting for 2nd refund now <img src=" https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif" alt=“toungueout” border="0">

And what about the phone ? have they started making it ?

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@Tejaa wrote:
And what about the phone ? have they started making it ?


ye raaz tho june me hi pata chalega https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif

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@myliferockkss wrote:

@Tejaa wrote:
And what about the phone ? have they started making it ?


ye raaz tho june me hi pata chalega https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif


Kisi ko koi phone nahi milne wala. Do chutiyon ne karodon loga ka chutiya kat diya https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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@vinaythewanted wrote:
Kisi ko koi phone nahi milne wala. Do c******n ne karodon loga ka c*****a kat diya https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif


bhaisaab ban hona he kya? https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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‘Freedom 251’: Money to be refunded this week, says top official

New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, makers of the controversial world’s cheapest smartphone which has promised to return money to 30,000 customers who pre-booked the Rs.251 (less that $4) device on the first day of the sale, said on Monday that the refund will reach their accounts any time this week.

According to Ringing Bells president Ashok Chadha, the money — safe and being kept in an escrow account with a bank — will positively reach the respective accounts this week.

“To refund the money that was facilitated by payment gateways CCAvenue and PayU Biz, we had given a letter to the respective bank later last week. Now the only hiccup is what we call procedural delay and I hope that people will get back their money this week,” Chadha told IANS.

Ringing Bells had received 30,000 orders on the first day and the rest of the customers for first 25 lakh handsets were to be selected on first-come-first-served basis as the company received a mammoth over seven crore registrations before the payment gateway crashed.

Mohit Goel, managing director of Ringing Bells, has also reiterated that money of all 30,000 customers is safe and is being refunded and the company will now accept cash on delivery (COD) only.

According to Chadha, “Freedom 251” customers will be required to make payment only when the smartphone is delivered to them.

“The company has decided that we will, henceforth, offer ‘cash on delivery’ mode of payments for those who have placed an order for the ‘Freedom 251’ smartphone. This will ensure further transparency and clear any misgivings,” Chadha told IANS.

On its future course of action, Chadha said the company will soon interact with the people and various stakeholders.

The company plans to give 25 lakh handsets in the first phase before June 30.

“Our humble beginning to provide a high-tech gadget that will benefit all in the hinterlands and bridge the huge gap that clearly exists between the metros and semi-urban/rural areas is in keeping with the government’s initiatives,” Chadha added.

Taking the world by surprise, Ringing Bells launched “Freedom 251” smartphone that, it said, has been developed “with immense support” from the government.

A top government official clarified last week that the government has nothing to do with the “Freedom 251” smartphone.

“This is not a government project. ‘Make in India’ team has nothing to do with this,” wrote Amitabh Kant, secretary of the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), in a Twitter post.

Congress MP Pramod Tiwari also said the scheme of giving smartphones at Rs.251 was the “biggest scam of the millennium” during the BJP regime.

https://in.news.yahoo.com/freedom-251-money-ref...

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2 minutes silence for those… who wake up early in the morning to purchase this phone

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Already received the refund.

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