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[UPDATE] : As the bookings are closed, these steps are not valid anymore..
Sleepyhead is back with another post and this time it is not a review, but a walk-through to buy the cheapest android smartphone in the world i.e. the FREEDOM 251 from the Noida, India based company Ringing Bells.
On February 18, 2016 the bookings opened for public at 06:00 and due to its low cost and high demand, the site went crazy and hardly anyone could make a purchase successfully. Congratulations to all those who succeeded on day one. Later in the day due to multiple technical issues, the site could not manage to take the load and the company stopped taking orders. An official statement on the site read,
"Dear friends, we are very grateful for your enormous response and your kind patronage and would submit that as of now we received approx. 6 Lacs hits per second as a result of 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 respectful thanks and gratitude for your support and patience. We look forward your return as soon as we are back online well within 24 hours."
The bookings somewhat resumed on February 19, 2016 in the early hours of the day and it had its fair share of troubles to name of. First the site was able to load only for a few lucky users and the BUY NOW button worked for those extremely lucky!
There is a way for all of you to be lucky!
Follow these simple steps:
Due to heavy traffic this page might not load. There will be nothing but a blank screen in front of your eyes just like the image below....
All you have to do is hit the refresh button once and wait for a few seconds. If the same result is what you get, repeat this step till you get the following page
One hurdle crossed!
Now comes the ordering task. Hit the buy now button that you see on the screen. It should lead to the following address
Due to technical issues, it may again show a blank page as below
Once you see this page, enter a shipping address and click on ORDER NOW.
The blank page will haunt you once again! and you hit the refresh button to shoo away the blank page ghost. You will get a warning as follows
Click on CONTINUE and it will reload. Repeat this step till you get the following page
Hope this has helped you in placing an order for the cheapest phone on the planet.
Till the next post,