NOIDA-based Ringing Bells has announced that it would sell its iconic cheapest smartphone Freedom 251 for Rs.251 from Thursday morning 6 AM but host of visitors find that the webpage failes to open or gets hung as the company claims 6 lakh hits per second are recorded.
Since this kinds of unprecedented rush to a website could crash any such website, when a user hits on BUY NOW button, he gets the following message:
"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."
In some cases, after filling the details, when BUY NOW button was pressed, the link got disconnected to hung. So, nobody was abe to buy the phone. "It could be a publicity plot by the company" said one on social media, while many others blamed it on huge rush in India for anything that is cheap.
Otherwise, for rs.251 it is a sell-out phone in India with features like 4-inch qHD display with 960×540 pixels resolution, Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 3.2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera, with connectivity attributes such as 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It comes with a 1,450 mAh battery.