Ringing Bells says phone will get BIS

Amidst controversy surrounding on cheapest smartphone priced at Rs 251 by Ringing Bells, the company on Monday promised that it will apply for Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) before selling the device.

Top executives of the Noida-based firm, including its founder Mohit Kumar Goel, met top telecom officials and explained about the firm and its telecom related activities.
Sources said executives explained that the firm will apply for BIS soon and it will start delivering the phone only after a BIS approval.

The executives are learnt to have explained that they have raised Rs 30 crore from 30,000 buyers through online and the money has been kept in separate account.

While promising to fulfil its promise on delivery of a quality phone, the executives said they are going to import semi-built mobile phones from China and same will be sold in the country with modifications.

The company officials met the telecom officials after Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad sought  a report about the credentials of the firm.

Soon after Ringing Bells announced its cheap handset, the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) had raised concerns and urged the
government to launch a probe.
DH News Service

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