After pausing the booking yesterday due to visitor hits of 6 Laks / second making its server crash, Ringing Bells has re-opened the booking for its Freedom 251 smartphone and seems many users are able to book one for them. If you want to book one for yourself you can try your luck. Here is step by step instructions on how to book Freedom 251.
Some of the tweets from lucky users who could book one for themselves.
Finally I did it!
— ☄முகவரி ☄ (@Mugavarii) February 19, 2016
— Simanchal Hial ヅ (@SimanchalHial) February 19, 2016
But some are facing a new booking issue too.
— Raghotham Rao PS (@raghothamraops3) February 19, 2016
We reported about Indian smartphone manufacturer Ringing Bells, launching world’s cheapest 3G smartphone. The smartphone was reportedly expected to be priced for under Rs. 500. But yesterday the device was made official from the company through online ads as well as news papers throughout the India. The phone is priced at Rs. 251 which is equal to approx $4. with all the taxes.
Today on the 18th Feb, the company started pre-booking for the Freedom 251 device starting at 6AM this morning. There was huge traffic on the company website. Many people were getting error messages & the payment page was not loading & being redirected to the home page. Now the company has announced that they are pausing the booking procedure & will make their servers work. The booking will be back within 24 hours.
The company said on their page,
“Dear friends, we are very greatefull for your enormous response and your kind patronage and would submit that as of now we receive approx 6 Lacs hits per second as a result of which due to your kind overwhelming response servers are over loaded.
We humbly submit that we are therefore taking a pause and upgrading the service and will revert within or before 24 hours.
Once again our respectfull thanks and gratitude for your support and patience. We look forward your return as soon as we are back online well within 24 hours.”