Whilst I would be more than happy to accept your word that both SIM slots are functional; seeing that this is the 'One of the first" with the more fragile SIM holder pins, as you are in UK where PAYG SIM are £0.99 it might have been an idea to post another picture with both SIMs present for benefit of potential purchasers.
I’m interested in your fairphone2.
Can you confirm that everything is working?
One of my simcard slots is broken. So I want to be sure that in your FP2 they both are fine.
I think 199 euro is quite a lot of money for a simcardslot, but I think there is no other option for me.
Thank you for your friendly suggestion. I’ve thought of that, but the nearest fairphone repairshop is in Hamburg (I’m from the Netherlands) which is 350 km away. And I use it for work, so I feel I can’t just send it there and wait for it to return in ?? days.
My phone is one of the first 15.000-something. So no warranty.
I also have a problem with the connection of the bottom module to the core module (at least that’s what I recognized from a post on the forum); my microphone works only if I squeeze the right bottom of my phone. I can feel that it’s ‘sqeezable’. I.e. there is some space. (If I use the handsfree mode the other side can hear me fine, but then the speaker is so loud.)
So I’m hoping to find a tighter core module with 2 simcard slots. But still: 199,= is quite a lot if that core module is prone to be less tight in a while.
I find it annoying that you can buy anything new but the core module. If I’d buy another phone, I’d throw away all the perfectly working modules, because of some minor, hardware, problems.
@tryntsje nice, good on you for keeping your phone going for four and half years! I also have one of the first 15,000 and am using it. I had issues also with the microphone being noisey and quiet, so I replaced the bottom module and it fixed the problem. I did not notice any issues with a gap, but it might explain the behaviour if the connection was wrong.
I have an issue with the antenna, which is why I am interested in a core module too (I just need a cable). If your antenna is working and you could have your core module with the broken sim card slot, I will pay split some of the costs with you. I’ll PM you
I didn’t know that. And I read everywhere that the core modules were out of stock since ages and were not produced anymore! It’s more expensive indeed, but if it would last another 4 years……Food for thought.
Glad to hear you’re interested, and sorry for taking a few days to respond. I can confirm everything works as intended, and have added photos to show that both sim slots are working as normal.
The other SIM card I had is expired, hence the ‘emergency calls only’ state in the photos, but it will work normally with active SIM cards.
I’ve also lowered the price to €170 (including postage, so no extra charge). Would you still be interested?
It’s currently running Android 9 (Lineage 16). Would you like me to install a different operating system for you? I can restore the Fairphone OS if you’d prefer, but personally I’ve always found Lineage to be more stable.