Africa’s cheapest smartphone, BeepTool Oyi-1 has seen its name rise through the regional ranks all thanks to its very low cost price. Many individuals, mostly Nigerians have ordered for the smartphone, but up till now, they are yet to receive any package.
The founder of this innovation, John has just confirmed that it will take up to 7 months before you will get the delivery. He (John) forwarded a mail to those who pre-ordered the Oyi-1 smartphone with the following;
Thank you for your interest in OYI-1 AFFORDABLE SMARTPHONE, Kindly note that your pre-order is only confirmed after payment have been received by BeepTool.
However due to the high cost of manufacturing, the affordable smartphones distribution will be in batches based on FIRST COME, FIRST SERVER.
The first set of recepients will be PRE-ORDERS made between August and November 2018 with expected delivery date of 4 to 7 months from the date of pre-order, as we are crowd-funding for the manufacturing cost (
N25,000) of these smartphones.
Also, note that the OYI-1 AFFORDABLE SMARTPHONE will/should not be SOLD IN THE OPEN MARKET.
From that information in the mail, you should have a lttle insight on what the founder, John is talking about. However, they should have included this information in the terms & conditions of purchasing the Oyi-1 smartphone since the very first day. Now that this information is out, there are so many things to expect from individuals who pre-ordered for the smartphone.
Waiting for seven (7) months for a smartphone that you pre-ordered is absurd. By the time it gets delivered, you might have even forgotten that you pre-ordered a smartphone. Lastly, the idea of it getting to the recepient 7 months from the day he/she pre-ordered the smartphone sounds funny, and those who ordered for the smartphone on the month of August – November 2018, should expect their smartphone by the month of June or July 2019.