Freedom 251 Mobile Prototype maker threatens action
From Company Ringing Bells, manufacturers of martphones of Freedom 251 Mobile at Rs. 251, may face legal action from prototype maker Advantage Computers (ADCOM) after the latter alleged that it sold the devcies for Rs 3,600 and was not aware of the former’s plan to resell the device at 14 times lower the original cost.
Mr. Sanjeev Bhatia has touted to be the biggest sacam of the millennium, Freedom 251 Mobile, 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 naïve pronouncements, the parent company ‘Ringing Bells’ was not only accused of running a disgraceful ploy, but has also relabeled our brand ADCOM, Mr. Sanjeev Bhatia Founder & Chairman, ADCOM said in a statement while threatening to take legal action against the company in case the entire fiasco impacted ADCOM’s brand name or caused losses to the company.
“Yes, it is true that, although we sold the handsets to ‘Ringing Bells Company of Freedom 251 Mobile Smartphone’ earlier, like we sell ADCOM Mobiles to lacs of users; we were absolutely unware of the reselling plans of the company came 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,” said by Mr. Bhatia.
“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.”
“ They had also commented that 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 cause to our valued customers from all over the country” Mr. Bhaitia.
Ringing Bells in its official statement said:
“While speculation is rife regarding the legitimacy of our occupying the premises we operate from, i.e. our Corporate Office at B-44, Sector 63, NOIDA 201301 in Uttar Pradesh, we wish to make it clear that the current dispute regarding the nature of business conducted at the property is between NOIDA authority and our landlord. It is our humble request not to drag us in any controversy.
On ADCOM’s role, we would like to clarify that they provided some prototypes for the sample Freedom- 251 handed to some special guests including media for initial impression about the way phone would look and behave in future. We have other partners for assembly of our phones. We are happy to share their names on special requests!