👼 The Fairphone Angels Program (Local support by community members) - Offers and questions

Fine, I’ll follow your advice and configure “Plymouth”.

Yes, you’ll get it soon! :slight_smile:

Yes, exactly. Btw.: you can also answer on public topics via e-mail in case you’re informed about a post… :slight_smile:

5 Likes

Thank you very much also from my side for volunteering as a new Angel in County Tipperary (I hope it was OK that I finally decided to use this as contact address…)!
I’ve just added you to the Angels group and sent you information how to proceed.
In case of any further questions please feel free to contact me or any Angel.

5 Likes

Thank you very much also from my side for volunteering as a new Angel near Plymouth city!
I’ve just added you to the Angels group and sent you information how to proceed.
In case of any further questions please feel free to contact me or any Angel.

5 Likes

I agree with Alex.

In my case, no one ever asked me to move, it’s the contrary: they asked where this is convenient for me to meet.
Once, a german lady that I met at Aachen meetings (Germany) took the ICE train to Liège (Belgium) so I can help her to install alternative OS on her FP2.
She also offers me to pay me, but instead I suggested her to bring some food and we had lunch together :smiley:

10 Likes

It may be good to add this advice somewhere. As we’re volunteers, I never accept any money for the time I spend, I only ask what I paid for the spare parts I use to repair the phones.

4 Likes

Here’s another idea for what to do when you get money nevertheless. In short: Donate it.

4 Likes

That’s also what I do when people seeking help insist on paying something or feel better in case they can give back by paying. I ask them to donate themselves or I donate it.

5 Likes

Can you please send them to me?
I’ll need them in the format like e.g. Nomatim creates them e.g. for Plymouth centre (like seen in the bottom line of the following screenshot):N


Thanks.

https://coordinates-converter.com :wink: ?

1 Like

Not sure about this. I’m not in Plymouth but that’s where I’d likely meet people.

So any co-ordinates for Plymouth would do…

N 50.376289, W 4.143841.

2 Likes

I’ve used those now for the map.

2 Likes

Please correct the flag for Tipperary (UK → Ireland).

3 Likes

I’ve corrected it and Tipperary, Plymouth and Cannes are now visible on the Angels map. So “onboarding” has been finished. Welcome to all new Angels! :slight_smile:

10 Likes

BTW Just for curiousity’s sake, the state of things:
56 Angels, 42 Heavens, 11 countries. :slight_smile:

7 Likes

It’s a shame that the Forres haven closed. It would have been an interesting location for a future European Fairphoners’ Community Trip. A bit further afield than Amsterdam admittedly, but you can travel most of the way there from London via sleeper train or overnight coach.

Simply out of curiousity, is there any rule about having Angels outside of the region where Fairphone actually sells their phones (ie Europe)?

I’d love to volunteer to be an angel for the Ottawa Canada region (though I’m probably not active enough yet), since I have one of the first Fairphone 4 models in the country.

6 Likes

As the Fairphone Angels program is a completely community-driven project, I do not know of a geographical restriction. So feel free to apply as a Fairphone Angel even if you are from Canada.

7 Likes

Nope, none indeed :wink:

There’s no rule of being active enough or not :slight_smile:

5 Likes

Great you are volunteering! :+1:
And also great you already found Canada’s “home base” in this forum. :slight_smile:

6 Likes

Alright then, thanks for the answers!

I’d like to volunteer to be an Angel for the Ottawa Ontario, Canada region. Of course, since I’d be the only angel in Canada I’d be happy to try and help out people in other regions of Canada, and possibly the US as well (though I’m not traveling to BC to meet you in-person :stuck_out_tongue: ).

I suspect group-buys of parts could be quite convenient if people are interested, since shipping FP stuff to North America is a pain atm.

10 Likes