The Freedom 251 is a smartphone that was initially offered for sale in India at the promotional price of ₹251 . It is being sold by Ringing Bells Private Limited and is marketed as the world's cheapest smartphone.
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirit Somaiya has stated that the phone is bogus and the promotion is a Ponzi scheme. He filed a complaint which led to a first information report being registered against Ringing Bells Director Mohit Goel and company president Ashok Chaddha under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code as well as the Information Technology Act. However, the Allahabad High Court stayed the FIR as premature.