New Delhi :
Fans were in for a disappointment on Thursday morning after Freedom 251 website failed to open. The much-awaited sale of Freedom 251 which started from 8 AM faced criticism after the site crashed failing to huge traffic.
Failing to book the phone, some protests were reported in Noida at Ringing Bell's office.
After the glitch on Thursday, the booking was closed for at least 24 hours to upgrade the server. The message on the site appears for those who are willing to pay for the phone, it read:
"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."
On Wednesday, at the launch of the cheapest phone, Ringing bell company said that the smartphone priced at Rs 251 will now be available for online booking.
However, on Thursday morning the site was unaccessible at 8.55 AM. This comes at a time when online shoppers from all over India were racing to register themselves among the first list of buyers.
With a price as cheap as Rs 251, few would like to miss the opportunity.
Twitterati goes gaga
Its so hard to get #Freedom251, imagine how hard it is to get real freedom. copied— Abhishek Bharti O+ (@bharti141osho) February 18, 2016
3R's of #Freedom251 Reload,Refresh, Repeat.— NISHANT SINGH (@cutynishant) February 18, 2016
A Make In India product kills Digital India.
Yayyyyy #Freedom251— Kirti Dixit (@iamkirtidixit) February 18, 2016
Train Ticket for my week end Trip ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚
Yesterday:— Bobgally (@Krishnan_Masi) February 18, 2016
I will buy 5 mobile
I will buy 10 mobile
I will buy 50 mobils
How can I buy at leaset one mobile?#Freedom251