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More than two years ago, I got the most proper free mobile phone ever created, the Openmoko FreeRunner. Unfortunately, things did not go very well. At first, the device was affected by the infamous buzzing hardware issue, making it unusable as a phone. This could be fixed, but even then the device was not reliable: At times, it lost, without any indication, the GSM connection and I’d start missing calls; and the audio quality was still an imposition for people trying to talk to me by telephone. I tried to stick to it for almost one year now, using it as my daily phone and hoping that things would get better, but my patience (and the patience of the people around me) have come to an end. So I’m finally reviving my old and trusty Siemens S35 phone.
I am eying the Nokia N900 phone, which is the most interesting phone for Free Software supporters at the time and, from what I hear, does not suffer from any of technical issues the FreeRunner had. But for now I’ll be content if people can reach and hear me reliably, and for that I don’t need a new, expensive phone.