Third request: what *is* the warranty on the Freerunner?

Jim Morris ml at
Mon Aug 4 22:42:46 CEST 2008

ian douglas wrote:
> Guys,
> My intention was not to create a message thread for people to vent about
> what they like or not about the Freerunner. I created the thread to get
> an official stance from Openmoko about the state of the warranty, and if
> it would cover any hardware fix offered by OM for the GPS/SD problems.

And a good thread it was too :)

I am also very curious about the potential GSM fixes. Will these be done by sending it back, or will 
it be something us hackers can do (and soldering sub-micron capacitors to invisible traces I do not 
consider your average hacker can do, and I have been playing with a soldering iron for 35 years, and 
I would not attempt it :)

The GSM problems particularly worry me, because it does make the phone useless as a phone and I need 
to know if I need to go buy another phone as a primary phone or not. Whereas problems with GPS & 
SDCARDS are not show stoppers for me.

If it worked fine with a BT headset I could also use it happily. (Of course if we discover a fatal 
H/W flaw that prevents even BT headsets from working that is also a show stopper for me)

So please OM head honchos, get together and please give us a definitive statement as to what the 
after sales support will be for any serious Hardware issues discovered after shipping.


Jim Morris,

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