Free phone: smart or not?
monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Tue Mar 17 01:49:38 UTC 2015
> are you using your FR because it's free or because it's a smartphone?
I don't really use my FR for the following reasons:
- I don't use its phone part because it's not Free (I guess by now
I could try to use your firmware to fix that part) and because I don't
like the idea of being actively tracked by my cell phone provider
(and I hate the providers here, who all force you to sign contracts
because they suck so much that all users would otherwise run away), so
I'd want to turn the cell-phone part OFF most of the time.
- I do want to use the smartphone side, such as GPS, book reader, email
reader, Jabber client, web browser. I want this more than
a cell-phone, really. But the FR's hardware is too limited for that
in my experience (e.g. the screen is too small for a resistive
touchscreen), and the software is not reliable enough.
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