I just saw that I was grantend the “regular” bagde :-). And then I thought, oh shit, I never introduced myself, although I’ve read almost every post in this forum and in the former forum as well.
Well, I’m Irina, I live in Saarbrücken, Germany, I’m a freelance translator (German, Spanish, Catalan, English) and maybe would still use my Nokia N95 if I wouldn’t have read about Fairphone.
The approach to intend to make a change in one of the worst industries on the world made me, in june 2013, spend much more money than ever before on a phone, that only existed as a cool idea. But I wanted to contribute to convert this idea in reality.
Since my FP1 finally arrived on January, 13th 2014, I’ve been very happy with it. Waiting for it was no problem for me, on the contrary, it was a kind of exiting suspense… And looking for solutions to all the bugs and problems didn’t bother me either, it just provided me a closer relationship to this little device, that is able to replace a mp3 player, a road atlas, a tv, an e-book reader, a digital camera, almost an entire computer!
But my demands increased, and so I ordered FP2 on the first day the preorders started. I know that this isn’t sustainable at all, but I guess I also somehow needed again this exiting suspense of waiting for something that doesn’t exist yet.
And then it arrived, again on January, 13th I think, that my decision to buy it so soon was a good decision, as it performs much better than the FP1. Alright, we’re in a kind of beta testing phase right now, but that’s cool! Thanks to this great community I’m learning so much! And I hope I can contribute by sharing my new knowledge.
And my FP1? Well, I’ll keep as a spare phone. Because, if my FP2 ever gets stolen or so damaged that it can’t be repaired anymore (I really hope that will never ever happen), I know that I have a good reliable device, configured according to my needs, that can take over immediately. And I don’t want another brand