Ringing Bells has stated that they are now accepting cash on delivery payments for those who have placed an order for the Freedom 251 smartphone.
However, this will only be available for the first 25 lakh customers who had registered for the phone. In addition, the company said that it is in the process of compiling emails and issuing them to customers. A post on the company’s Facebook page states, “In furthering our service to you, we, at Ringing Bells, have decided to offer “Cash on Delivery” terms vs the previous Offer of via “Payment Gateway” !! By this, you, our esteemed Customer, will be required to make payment only when the phone is delivered to you. We are in the process of compiling the emails and issuing these to first 25 Lacs registrations very soon. We express our sincere gratitude for your kind support and look forward to your continued patronage.” We have reached out to Ringing Bells and are awaiting their response.
Ringing Bells has been in the news for a while due to the extremely low price of the Freedom 251 smartphone. PayUBiz has already stated that Ringing Bells’ statement is misleading and that they are holding the money they received from customers till deliveries are complete. In addition, The Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) is reportedly looking to summon company officials over the pricing of the phone.