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Fairphone 3 - shipping to Canada

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Hi everyone!

I’m new to this community, but I’ve heard of Fairphone from Vox, a news site in North America. It seems very neat, and I want to be a part of the movement!

Are there any suggestions for how I might be able to get my hands on the Fairphone 3 from Canada? I’m considering multiple options:

  • Using Parcl which seems to be a third party shipper to forward it from the Netherlands:
  • Buying it from one of the resellers

Does anyone have experience using either of these options? What are some common pitfalls I should prepare for? Or do you recommend waiting until an official International Shipping solution is found?

Context: this is only my second non-Apple phone (first being my current Pixel 2) and I am excited by the challenge and reward to using something I can actually understand the guts of. (I’m an engineering and physics student) :grinning:

Cheers,
Bryan

Regarding possible pitfalls, take a look at this thread:
https://forum.fairphone.com/t/fairphone-3-canada/54177/29

I have no idea considering Parcl, but ordering from one of the resellers seem to be the most secure way in comparison.
Vireo seems to be delivering to Canada.

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@bryanluu You can order it from Vireo in Germany, but don’t order it online before emailing them, as the shipping option on the website says 29.9EU, but they told me they will send it via Fedex, and it costs 90.
I would definitely go through them, so you don’t experience my frustration.
Or just for another couple of weeks or so, so I can let you know how it works with Canadian Carrier, to avoid any possible hassle of returning back.

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Thank you @May_Malek. So you didn’t get to use Vireo then? I saw your thread and I would love to hear how other Canadians are finding their phone. It seems like a process to get one here!

At the time I purchased the phone l, didn’t know Vireo would send it to Canada, as I contacted Fairphone, and they told me they don’t know any reseller, and the only option is to ask a friend, so I stopped my research, and ordered from Vireo, to send it to my cousin in Germany. I checked the C section in the country list and didn’t find Canada and I was almost sure they won’t send it here. But apparently they send it to Kanada!:-)))
My cousin them sent it to me, but it seems that the DHL( not same as DHL Express, as you can see from my thread, I learnt it in a very hard way) is a way worse than our beloved Canada post! There were so many unfortunate things happened to me, but as soonas I get it (:crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers:), I will update you.

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Hi and welcome to the community. Fairphone only ships to Europe for now. So you’ll need a contact over here. I"m Canadian and living in The Hague. I can help if you like. Where in Canada do you live?

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Hi @Suzanna_Multhaupt, I’m from BC but I study in Madison, Wisconsin in the US.

I’m almost finished ordering from Vireo, thanks to @May_Malek 's suggestions, but I want to make sure that the phone is usable here in North America. Does anyone know if the phone will support American SIMs (AT&T)?

I’ve just ordered my Fairphone 3! Will confirm with you all when it comes! :slight_smile:

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