Well, for those who pre-ordered for the OYI Beeptool device, OYI-1, the world first affordable USD $1 smartphone, the management of the company has a very important message for you. An email has been sent to those who ordered for the smartphone, telling them the status of the production and shipment.
It would be recalled that a couple of months ago, we told you that the phone was finally ready for shipment, according to the company. However, we were not given the reason for the long delay in shipment to buyer. Now, the company has come out to give its buyer the reason for not getting their devices up to them yet and also for break of communications.
Oyi beeptool is an affordable smartphone for the rural and poor Nigerians and Africans to access digital services such as finance, tele-healthcare, Agriculture, communication and educational services etc.
Below is the mail sent to one of its subscribers;
Thank you for being a part of BeepTool’s drive towards Digital and financial inclusion by providing affordable smartphones to low income earners.
As communicated during our call for order, the main purpose of Oyi-1 Smartphone is to solve the challenge of device affordability which prevents the poorest of Nigerians and low-income earners from accessing digital services. Therefore, you will only get a phone if you fall into our target bracket. This will be strictly implemented.
A lot has been invested in manufacturing these phones and it cost us twenty-three (23) thousand naira per phone. We are currently facing regulatory challenges in Nigeria which is why we have not distributed the phones, although the Oyi-1 phones have already been manufactured.
We sincerely apologize for the delay and disconnect in communication. Kindly be patient with us as we work on the regulatory compliance to ship the phones. BeepTool’s Oyi-1 smartphones will be dispersed as soon as the regulatory due diligence have been completed and approved by the Nigerian government.
Please note you can request for a full REFUND at anytime if you do not meet our low income bracket or, you choose not to be a part of our Oyi-1 smartphone initiative.
How to Demand for Refund
Send an email with your Order ID and payment method to the management on [email@example.com].
Well, let’s still take a look at the key specs of the Oyi-Beeptool phone again.
Highlights Specifications of Oyi-Beeptool $1 Smartphone
- Android™ 7.0 Nougat Operating system
- Reinforced Frame & Screen, Unbeatable Value,
- Screen: 5inch FWVGA 854*480
- 4G LTE Dual SIM (Dual-SIM): Micro SIM + Nano SIM
- Memory/Storage: 1GB RAM /Built-in: 8GB, Micro-SD (Support up to 32GB)
- Processor: MT6580 1.3GHz Quad-Core
- Frequency Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 |WCDMA 900/2100 |FDD-LTE B1//3/7/20
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Dual-SIM Bluetooth 4.1 3.5mm Headset Jack
- Dimensions: 144.1 x 71.9 x 9.8 (mm)
- Camera: Rear: 5MP ; Front: 2MP
- A long battery life: (2000mAh plus one extra) USB
- GPS: Support and Durable 4G Smartphone
We will update this post once it’s fully confirmed that it’s been shipped.