Hi, I’m new here. I’m browsing through the forum, getting to know Fairphone more as I anxiously wait for my FP4 to ship. I can’t wait to be a Fairphone user.
I am Robert from Berlin. I love music, making music (especially electronic), my Fairphone and of course Amsterdam.
I am glad to have a community for all hints and stuff. That’s really cool!
Thank you and bye!
Welcome. It may be good to hear that you can also post here in German.
Posts in German have a German flag in front of the subject.
Herzlich willkommen. Es ist vielleicht gut zu wissen, dass Du hier auch auf Deutsch posten können. Deutschsprachige Beiträge haben eine deutsche Flagge vor dem Betreff.
Thank you very much! Yes, I have already seen the german flag in front of some threads. I for myself prefer to write in English because of international audience.
I’m Ernesto from Porto, Portugal.
Love travelling, hiking, games (both video and board kind).
My current phone is on his last life so I pre-ordered the Fairphone 4.
Really like your vision about ethical, repairable and sustainable product.
Anything you want to ask feel free and if I can help in any way I will.
Welcome to our community, Ernesto!
It’s great to see people joining us also from the smaller European countries And nice to see you already said hello in the Portugal topic. While you might have noticed there – apparently – hasn’t been continuous activity there yet, it’s important to add yourself to the topic as sooner or later it might reach the “tipping point” to that. You might have also already noticed our local community address book and the Fairphone Angels, so let me just add one more suggestion here: In “slow” topics like the Portugal one, I would set the “notification intensity” (at the bottom of the topic) to “Watching” so you will be emailed once a new Fairphoner shows up there
Of course, this can be changed at any time and in any topic.
Sam here. I’ve just purchased a new FP4. I’ve a background developing Android distros and look forward to working porting Lineage for the new FP4.
I read a lot of the forum when I pre-ordered my FP3, but just created an account.
I was pleased with it, and so 2 of my friends got theirs.
I will have to replace mine because of non-technical problems, so I’ll try to stay with fairphone.
Ideally, I would like to try /e/.
Have a nice day everyone
Hi, I am Michael from Germany and just had the Fairphone 4 in the mail today (my first Fairphone).
One reason for abandoning my old phone (Huawei P30) are the annoying energy saving options that keep killing my apps, preventing important messages to get through. As Fairphone OS seems to be more more less vanilla Android, I am optimistic that these problems will now be behind me.
I am delighted to be part of this exciting project and hope that I will not need much help here
Hi and welcome to the forum
And there are options on the Fairphone if you miss the annoyances.
Stop notification, Stop background activity, Battery saver etc
I am JH from France.
I own a FP2 since mid 2019.
I experienced SIM card issues that were solved in 2020 by a repair covered by the warranty.
I am happy to be part of the FP adventure
I am Beroun from Spain (Mallorca). I received a Fairphone 2 from a friend that has been using it since 2015 (and now owns a different phone) and I am excited to finally join this community! I wanted to get a Fairphone in December 2019 but the prices prevented me to do so, this time I looked into second hand (almost bought a 3+) and was rewarded with my friend having this spare phone.
Would like to meet with more people from Mallorca who own a Fairphone, although I do realise that the chance of someone from this island being in this forum is quite slim
Nice to meet you all!
Welcome to our community My memory might cheat me, but I actually believe that Fairphone co-founder @mikiballester (you can also read from & about him in this topic) stems from your island, too. However, I think that as he is still with Fairphone in Amsterdam, he might not be seen in your area on a daily basis anymore.
Wow. If that’s the case I am proud that someone from here is part of such a great movement. I will try to get our/my island added to the list of spanish locations.
Hi there, I’m usually called bluefire, a new Fairphone user from Switzerland. I have been following the company for a while, until about three weeks ago I was finally able to buy my Fairphone 4!
My previous phone was a Motorola G5, four years old and started to fall apart… I repaired it with an IFixit Guide once, but now I think it was time for something new. The FP 4 is the first “real good and big” phone I buy for myself and therefore I started right off with registering the 5 year warranty and treating it very carefully. I hope it will last me at least 5 years, the more the better!
Very happy with it so far, an issue with the SD card (see other thread) but I can live with it. Overall I’m glad I got it and think it’s an impressive, good quality product.
Hi maybe a link to the b’othe’ thread would be helpful
Hello amoun, yes of course, here is the link (topic here on the forum):
I’m not the original poster, I added my experiences to the thread bc I thought the might be helpful to someone else.
I was one of the early birds that joined the FP1 crowdfunding back in 2013. In 2017 I deflected to the dark side, since it became difficult relying on a phone stuck on Android 4.
Lately my replacement has showing signs of old age and since a fully working and reliable phone has, willy-nilly, become one of life’s necessities, I now decided to go for a FP4.
Received it earlier this week and today I finally found time for setting it up. No hassles so far…
Hi. My name is Ronald. I really like the Fairphone concept. I love the idea of modular phones. I would like to know more details because I plan to switch to this platform. I might have some questions. Either way, I’m happy to join the community. You are implementing a great idea. Thank you !
Hi and welcome, this is only a user forum, none here implemented the idea. And although the phone is modular, which may be attractive to some, it’s fairtrade that is really the impetus.