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Hi there,

I am Stephan, living in Stuttgart area in Germany.

I am a happy user of FP1 first edition since January 2014, which I was drawn to as I wanted to support the ideas and effort behind the project - plus I needed a dual SIM smartphone which was pretty rare at that time :wink:

Since a few days I could also start tinkering with my newly received FP2… :smile:

Now curious on how things will evolve with the interesting new approach - one tear for the missing root on FP2 though

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Welcome @Moritz, @Toking, @Jori, @Fralamjo, @fabien08, @gigitanner123, @QuentinT, @swiehr! :smiley:

Wow so many new members of the forum! :smiley:

@swiehr Do you already know the Stuttgart Fairphoners? :slight_smile:

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Hi!

I am Lise, from Copenhagen, Denmark. My Fairphone 2 arrived less than a week ago and I am still utterly confused - tapping and sweeping and I-don’t-know what.
But I will improve - and I love the feeling of sustainability.
And - gosh - the Fairphone Customer Support Team on the photo look younger than my children :slight_smile:

Lise

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Welcome to the forum, @lisebergsoe! :slight_smile: I hope you get used to your new smartphone soon! :slight_smile:

Hi,

I am VJ from Augsburg, Germany, a proud owner of the Fairphone 2 since 2 days and 20 hours! I am 37, working as a salesman and I am simply in love with my Fairphone… Just waiting for the official version of the alternate OS from the Fairphone team. My old phone was an iPhone 4, which I had been using for 5 years, which now has gone into retirement.

Thumbs up for the entire team behind this beautiful phone.
Hope to see a few fairphoners from Augsburg here.

VJ

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Welcome to the forum @vthejay!
There are also some local Fairphoners groups in Germany that even meet up once in while. If you want to draw fellow Augsburgers (?) out of hiding, feel free to start a topic for a local group like the topics linked from the local Fairphoners groups page.

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Hi everybody!

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 :slight_smile: 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 :slight_smile:

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Hi all,
I live in Italy and I was a proud owner of FP1, one of the first 10185 people :smiley:
Time ago (on2013) I found an article on a local newspaper about ethical smartphone so I follow the project that I decided to contribute.
I tried to spread the word but with no so good result :expressionless:
So I must increase the attentions to the others many issues to reduce global footprint! :seedling:
It’s an hard work but someone has to do it!
I bought also an FP2 for my wife.

Now it’s time for others device…? :grin:

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Hi Anthony,
I’m in New Zealand too. Did you use a 3rd party carrier to get the phone over here? (I’m thinking of trying Youshop as I’ve used that for other stuff). Or are you just lucky enough to have friends in Europe?

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Just seen that this answers my question. Right - time to hit Facebook and find the right friend!

@Irina_Spitznagel Finally, welcome to the forum! :wink:

@Akiro: I’ve seen you too already, welcome to the forum! :slight_smile:

@Kristy_Sorrell Why don’t you introduce yourself, if you’re already here? :wink:

Hello;

I’m a new Fairph’owner since one week.
I live in Belgium, I’m a IT developer.
I’m concerned by ecology, economy, sustainable projects, the futur of our world.
Here is my article about Fairphone : http://www.extrapaul.be/agir/rejoignez-la-communaute-fairphone/

Paul

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Hi all!

I am a research engineer in computing science (for biology) and I can’t wait to have my Fairphone2 (I order it at Centre Commercial in Paris, it was supposed to be there the 12, but…)

I am still using the first Samsung Galaxy S, with lots of work on it, mostly reinstalling Cyanogen thousand time and configure lots of stuff. And since KitKat, the SGS is becoming really too slow to be easy to use… So I changed for Fairphone2!

I’ll be glad to help on french translation or developing cool functions if needed :slightly_smiling:

And to respond to the first message of this topic, I also climb a lot, you should come to see Fontainebleau :wink: And I also do a lot of paragliding!

Cya

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Hello,

I’m Mike from LA, working there as a physiotherapist.I just got my fair phone three days ago and I’ve fallen in love with it!
Thank you so much at all the team for the great job you make! So amazing to see you giving an example of how fair yet aspiring products can look like!

Mike

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Hi, I’ve ordered my Fairphone one week ago and today it has finally arrived. Just as excited as I am by the phone itself I am by the amazing ideas behind the project. Keep up the good work, you are making a real difference in this world!

Steve

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@ExtraPaul, @NicoM, @tracastrophe, @wonderman, welcome to the forum! :slight_smile:

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Hi,

I’m David, and I’m an IT specialist from Sweden.
My interests are books, music, craft beer and making the world a better place. :wink:

Still waiting for my FP2…delivery number 14660 means I’ll probably have to wait some weeks more.

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Hi @juli_r and @cryptonomicon, welcome to the forum! :slight_smile:

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Thank you @Stefan! Maybe I should introduce myself.

I am Juli(ane) working as a freelance translator (German, English, French) in Leipzig, Germany.

I hardly remember when and where exactly I first heard about Fairphone. It must have been back in June/July 2013. From the very beginning, I was absolutely fascinated by this topic - a fair smartphone! Could this be true? Until then, I had been using two outdated Nokia somethings (no smartphones, just old-fashioned mobile phones - one private, one business) but was thinking about switching to smartphones, preferably with 2 SIM slots. So, Fairphone came in handy! :smiley:

I pre-ordered the Fairphone and had to wait another couple of months before becoming a proud owner of the FP1 in January 2014! And I really love this phone. :blush: Despite some (minor) issues with the storage upgrade (including 2 factory resets + wipe data)… But everything else works smoothly (camera, GPS etc.) and with the great help of the members of a dedicated Fairphone group on facebook, I was (and still am) always able to solve any issues (and even help others with theirs). :slightly_smiling:

Then, I heard about the FP2 and was absolutely tempted to buy it too. Considering the pros and cons of buying a second smartphone in only 2 years of time, I finally decided to go for it. [This project also needs people supporting the idea of Fairphone.] First, I thought that I might sell my FP1 but I guess I will keep it as a (solid and reliable) backup solution.

Well, now I am really looking forward to my new FP2 - even though I will miss some essentials that I got used to (e.g. having a rooted phone, using Xposed Installer/Framework etc.). [And yes, I am following the thread/wiki on how to root the FP2 with SuperUser. :wink: Not yet sure if I will try this out or wait for the official solution… We’ll see.]

To make a long story short: I am a very happy FP user and so glad to be part of this great community. :smile:

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