welcome to the forum. For now the Fairphone is only available inside Europe. They are going to expand to other countries in the upcoming months/years: [EDIT:] [quote=“joe, post:3, topic:9485”]
While we love our fans in Australia and New Zealand (and Brazil and Canada and all of you outside Europe), there are no official plans yet to announce if we’re going to sell or service Fairphone 2 outside Europe at this time. We’re looking to move ‘outside Europe’ in 2016 but we don’t know yet where…it does depend a lot on the interest and our capacity.
In this wiki @Stefan explains how to check whether the Fairphone works in a specific country.
There is a link to a GSM coverage list in which you can also see which frequencies your phone providers use. As far as I can understand, most of the functionalities should work fine with Bell. I’m not sure but I can’t find the Fairphone’s LTE bands in the lists of providers other than Bell. So that might only work with that provider.
Once they sell the phone in Canada, they’ll probably also offer support services. However, their office remains in Amsterdam and I doubt that there will be representatives inside Canadian borders. Yet I would not worry about that too much: We are a very helpful community in this forum, oftenly able to solve problems ourselves (there are some real techies in here). Always remember that the Fairphone company is a young social enterprise founded in 2013 (the Fairphone project started in 2010). If you want to see more facts on what Fairphone is, how they work and what their goals are, consider reading this fact sheet.
The Fairphone 2 will probably run Android so you will be able to run any app from Google’s Play Store or a alternative App Store on the phone.
Like most other smartphones on the market (primarily those without the fruit on it), the Fairphone is also charged via a standard micro-USB plug. So any standard USB smartphone charger should work. For ecological reasons there is no charger included when you buy a Fairphone so you will have to order one separately.
I hope that answers your questions