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

Okay. Stefan (or another Archangel) will probably do this, but as soon as you have the email address Nantes will get a mark on the #communitymap :slight_smile:

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I can be available to help FP (future-)users. I’m in Donostia/Sans Sebastian, in Basque Country, Spain.

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Hi @lalejand,
Thanks for offering help, that’s great news!
I’ll send you a pm to start the angels onboarding process. :slight_smile:
Best,
Volker

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Hi @lalejand, did you already have contact with the FP users group in Bilbao (bilbao@fairphone.community)? They might sometimes have spare parts available, closer to home than Fairphone in the Netherlands.

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I have seen the group, bit didn’t contact them. Thanks for the hint about spare parts.

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Since I was so kindly helped out by an angel before I’d like to return the favor. I’d be happy to become an angel myself. I live in the frankfurt area and I’d be able to assist with fairphone 3.

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Thanks for volunteering! I’ll send you a personal message to set all this up :slight_smile:

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Hey there! This is Cristina calling from Vigo (Spain). I own a small coworking focused in circular economy and sostenibility and we would love to start a fairphone community here. Would it be that possible? We are using fairphone 3.

Kind regards.
Cristina

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Great idea! It might be a good start to just begin a new topic within the “local” category https://forum.fairphone.com/c/participate/local/ with some topic title like Vigo Fairphoners group and some lines describing your idea there. It may be best to write it in Spanish…

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Ok, Thanks Volker! We ´ ll start for that.

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You can start a community without being a Fairphone Angel, that’s the most welcome, and you can then organise meetups if you feel like it (well, currently not really I guess…), discuss things locally, etc…
Though if you want to become a Fairphone Angel as described in the first post (to be short: a volunteer to help and meet others, a contact point visible on the map and if possible a spare parts stock), then you are also most welcome! :smiley: In this case just tell us and we’ll deal with setting it up.

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Yes Alex, that´s the idea.
And also yes, I would like to become a Fairphone angel too. That would be great.

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Hello fellows =D

I live in Trier and recently bought some tools to repair electronics. I have dismantled my FP2 because the accumulator stoped charging for a reason yet to be discovered. For that I bought a new accumulator and a new bottom module. Dismantling and reconstructing the FP2 was a breeze. To get to the root of the problem I bought a charger.

On my FP2 I was happy to have the FP-Open OS at hand as a free privacy aware alternative. Installing the FP-Open OS was also a breeze, when I got my phone a few years ago.

I went through all of this because there is not a FP-Angel in my region. Now I would like to help others in my region by lending tools and sharing my skills and experience.

The languages I speak are English and German. I currently also learn Esperanto :smiley:

Would be glad to hear from you soon.

edit: here is the topic, where we talk about the charging problem: 🇩🇪 Akku lädt nicht - #15 by nuiun

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Hello people!

I am currently owning a Fairphone 3 and have experience in repairing both the Fairphone 2 and 3, so I would love to help out other people in the area of Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany with repairing their Fairphones and other questions that my arise. Maybe one day meetups and demos are also possible again :crossed_fingers:

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Hey! Thanks a lot for volunteering! I’ll send you a DM to start the onboarding process :wink:

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Hi,
Unfortunately I have to leave the FP Angels program. Currently I don’t have the strength and the time to help as much, as I should.
This may change in the future, but right now, there are just disappointed people, who hoped to get help from me, but didn’t got it.
Please remove me from the mailinglist. Thanks!

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Hey @Manchot,
I can fully understand, I just removed you from the Rhein-Main heaven. Don’t hesitate to come back, and thanks for all the work you did up to now!

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Hi @manchot
I imagine it can be a bit of a responsibility, I love to do it but apart from being a newbie I’m concerned, as you found, that people won’t get the support they want as I note just keeping an eye on the forum is pretty full on :slight_smile:

Still I’m sure you have helped some people and that’s all anyone can do.

All the best

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Hello, l‘m thinking about to become an Angel and the Rhein- Ruhr Heaven (at least neolovich) agreed to add me to their heaven. So would you do this? I‘m located in Solingen what is actually neither Rhein nor Ruhr, but close to Düsseldorf and Köln and I work in Köln. Beside German I speak English and Spanish. I own a FP2 since almost 5 years. Let me know if you need anything else from my end.

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Strongest-possible endorsement from my part :+1:

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