In one of the recent shocking revelations made by the Adcom, suppliers of Freedom 251 mobile phones to the Ringing Bells has told the media that they have supplied smartphones for Rs. 3600 each unit to the company. With this new development the controversy surrounding to Freedom 251, the Rs. 251 Smartphone had taken a new turn.
According to the news published by media, the controversy surrounding Freedom 251, the Rs. 251 smartphone that captured the world’s attention does not seem to be getting over. The Ringing Bells, who assured the supply of Smartphone for just Rs, 251/- has finally started reassuring the people of the refund. They have promised that in the first phase 30,000 customers will be given the refund of their amount on the account of failure to supply the phones for the assured amount.
[su_expand more_text=”READ MORE” less_text=” ” height=”0″ hide_less=”yes” link_style=”button” link_align=”center”]The Adcom, makers of Freedom 251 Smartphone have also decided to dissociate itself from the Ringing Bells Company. According to the sources, the founder and chairman of Adcom (Advantage Computers) have told the media that, they have sold the handsets to Ringing Bells at Rs. 3,600/- per unit and they are not aware of the plans of the Noida based company.
According to the sources from Adcom, the company had showcased the Adcom Ikon 4 Smartphone to the media in its launch last month in Delhi. Ringing Bells had then clarified that the handset it distributed is just an early prototype and that the internal components are unique. “Only the body and touch panel come from Adcom,” President Ashok Chadha told Gadgets 360. If Adcom’s statement is to be believed, then that is certainly not the case.
Here is Sanjeev Bhatia’s full statement reproduced in its entirety.
“Touted to be the biggest scam of the millennium, Freedom 251, had recently announced that it would give out 25 lakh handsets in the first phase before June this year. Ensued by such unrealistic price rates and naive pronouncements, the parent company ‘Ringing Bells’ was not only accused of running a disgraceful ploy but has also relabelled our brand Adcom. To clear the air around, I would like to underline few facts pertaining to the case, as this scam exhibits the potential of maligning our brand name Adcom which is our trademark since 2001. Yes, it is true that, although we sold the handsets to ‘Ringing Bells’ earlier like we sell Adcom mobiles to lakhs of users; we were absolutely unaware of the reselling plans of the company in question. Furthermore, we still haven’t been able to evaluate their pricing policy, as we sold the handsets at Rs. 3,600 per unit. We are deeply grieved by this incident where our mobile phone has been presented to masses for Rs. 251, and therefore, would not hesitate from taking any legal actions against the company, in case the entire fiasco impacts Adcom’s brand name or subsequently we face any other kind of losses. We would also like to assert that Adcom is in no way connected or linked with Ringing Bells or Freedom 251 and bears no responsibility what so ever, in the whole swindle and regret the inconvenience caused to our valued customers from all over the country.”
Meanwhile, according to the sources, another smartphone company who was supposed to launch the mphone (Mango Phone) range of smartphones on Monday had gone into the trouble with two of the company’s directors have been arrested by the police at the launch venue due to the pending bank fraud cases against them.
It looks like all the crooks and swindlers are entering in the business nowadays, to make quick bucks and our government do not seem to have any sorts of mechanism to take care of this situation. According to the above statements (revelations), it is very clear that the company does not have the capacity or not in position/intention to supply the phones at the promised rates unless they put rest of the money from their own pockets which are next to impossible. Now it depends as how many people have really booked the phones by making the payments in advance.
Source: Source: OUGUR.COM
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