Welcome! Introduce yourself here!

I am new in this forum. I can’t reply to the “market” offers I see: it says “post closed, contact by personal message”. But I can’t find the way to send personal messages to fellow users!

Thanks a lot for your help!


Hi and welcome!

It should work to click the other person’s name. That opens a small “window” which contains a button to send a personal message to that user.

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Welcome to the forum @afontcub.

You’ll have to browse the forum a bit first and do about 10 minutes of reading (I think) to no longer be a “new user” and get the right to PM other users.

PS: I just saw you were already promoted to “basic user” 18 minutes ago, so what @ingo writes above should work.


Hi, my name is Lisa and I’m in Glasgow, Scotland. I ordered my Fairphone a couple of weeks ago - I’ve wanted one for a long time and finally, the end of my contract with Vodafone seemed a good time to take the plunge. Excited about the new model with improved camera. Can anyone tell me roughly how long I should expect the phone to take to arrive? There’s no indication in my confirmation email or order status. Thanks!


Welcome to the forum, @Lisa_Stewart! :slight_smile:

Hello everyone,

I’m going to take up a small space on the Forum to quickly introduce myself, and let you know that I am the new ‘go to’ person for community responsibilities at Fairphone.
I briefly and virtually got to meet some of you, and I’m very much looking forward to getting to know everyone and continuing to built our community together.

I am taking over this role from Douwe, which as you know is becoming the new data protection officer at Fairphone. However, we will not fully say ‘goodbye’ to him, as his ideas and hopes for our community will still continue with us, and he will still drop by from time to time. So ‘see you soon!’ @Douwe.

As for my story, before joining Fairphone, I worked at Pakhuis de Zwijger (a Dutch cultural organisation acting as an independent sharing knowledge platform for city-making) where I was responsible for managing the international community of city-makers. So, quite similar to my new role at Fairphone, I worked with an European based community on inspiring and activating members with regards to societal issues in their cities.

I am really excited about getting to work with all of you, and hope that over time I get to meet you in person as well. Do not hesitate to contact me with questions, requests, or epiphanies.

Have a lovely day,


Hi Monica, nice to meet you (virtually). :smiley:

One question I have: are you on any social media platforms (Twitter, FB, …)?



Next opportunity: #efct18 :sunglasses:

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Hi Monica, nice to meet you again. :slight_smile:

I don’t think this was announced publicly yet. Only the moderators knew of Douwes new position until now.


Your profile says “Social Media Specialist”. Is that your current role and Community Manager is now a sub-task of the Social Media Specialist or did you just not update your profile yet?


Hi Ingo, are you referring to the FP social media accounts? I manage all of them (Twitter, FB and Instagram).

Let’s not mince words, Monica’s the new Fairphone Community Gardener! :+1:


Hi Paula, indeed this is meeting version 2.0. :slight_smile:

I had a talk with Douwe today, and we decided to publicly announce the change. As for the role description, that is something to be edited, but it’s still a bit of a ‘work in progress’. The Community will definitely not be a sub-task, but an equal responsibility together with Social media.


I am Georg from Sweden.
Concerned about environment, justice and how they interact. As such, the Fairphone idea rings well to me, feels like something all production should strive towards.
Also interested in open source; use Linux at home and for work.

I received my Fairphone2 a couple of days ago, and is happy with it.


Hi @Lisa_Stewart,
I just got mine and it took a bit more than a month. I think it could depend on the stock at Fairphone. I got a confirmation email where it said when the phone were expected to ship, and it shipped a bit earlier.

Hi @ScientiaFelis and welcome to the forum! :slight_smile:

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Ah, yes, Monica who runs the official accounts. I didn’t make that connection.

I was asking for any private account to follow, too. But managing the official ones could take too much time for that, no? :smiley:

Hi @nw_16th,
Have you looked into Fairphones’ own Fairphone OPEN OS. I do not know the differences between Lineage, Copperhead and Fairphone Open in terms of security and privacy. If it’s similar it could be an easy way of having an open source system on your phone.

A bit more info here: https://code.fairphone.com/projects/fp-osos/index.html

Also it would be interesting to know what you or someone else finds out about that.


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For reference: Other Open Source OSes. This time: CopperheadOS

Welcome to the forum, @nw_16th :slight_smile:

I’d like to go with lineage OS, copperhead has high specs and I don’t think it will be supported in the near future.

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