Freerunner GSM Buzz fix, warranty and hopes...

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at
Mon Mar 9 12:24:31 CET 2009

Mike (mwester) wrote:
> Good email, and good questions.  But apparently, the only answer is
> total silence from Openmoko and the resellers.
> The term here would be "stone-walling".
> So, Openmoko -- any answers?  Or nothing but continued silence?  Can you
> at least tell us why you have nothing to say?
> -Mike (mwester)
> (But, hey, at least this original email didn't get the normal flaming
> responses from the fanboys, which usually run along the lines of: "You
> should be happy that Openmoko gives you anything, it's such hard work,
> and you have no right to expect that it actually works as advertised!",
> with the occasional personal insult that people who cannot do
> surface-mount soldering should not have purchased the phone in the first
> place.  Sigh.)

A question is what exactly what advertised.
I read this page before buying:
It says there is an audio output, so one shuld expect it to "work". 
There is nothing about "hi-fi" sound quality though, so perhaps they get 
away with the weak bass. Talking works, .oggs work although the quality 
isn't excellent.

As for the buzz, it depends on how bad it is. If the other end can't 
hear you properly then it is a defect. If they get some background noise 
  that don't prevent the use as a phone, then it merely is a phone of 
low but useable quality.

Helge Hafting

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