Looking to pick up a FreeRunner

swoody swoody at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 7 00:02:58 CEST 2010

Hello OpenMoko fans :)

I hope this post isn't out of line, but Craigslist and eBay were of no use.

I am in a bit of a predicament with my current, closed (bleh!) cell phone.
The screen stopped working, and incoming and outgoing calls have ceased as
well. I tried to have it replaced through my cellular carrier, but they are
trying to blame it on me saying that it must be abuse to the phone - with
the condition the phone is in physically, this is obviously not the case. So
I am rather ticked off with them. The good news is that this is a great
opportunity for me to finally make the jump to a *free* phone. Having been a
user of *Free* GNU/linux distros - Trisquel and gNewSense - my cell phone is
the last device I own that isn't GPL-friendly. I am hoping to use this
opportunity as a chance to learn more in the way of developing and getting a
chance to truly enjoy the benefits of *free* software.

Unfortunately, this is a pretty bad time as I can't afford to lay out
$200USD for a new FreeRunner. I'm a full-time student, and funds are indeed
short. I was hoping somebody out there may have an extra FreeRunner, or know
someone who is looking to part with one. I have no problems with
non-buzz-fixed models, as I would be very interested in doing this hack
myself, but I am equally open to the models with this fix. If you can help
me out here, or if you know someone who is looking to part ways with a
FreeRunner, I would truly appreciate if you got in touch with me. Please
feel free to email me directly if you wish, rather than replying to the
entire mailing list.

Thank you all in advance, and happy hacking!
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