Free phone: smart or not?

Nick openmoko-community at
Tue Mar 17 07:50:10 UTC 2015

Quoth Spacefalcon the Outlaw: 
> But I just can't help but wonder:
> are you using your FR because it's free or because it's a smartphone?

I'm using it because it's free, plus I don't like replacing 
electronics which are still working. For me the FR is just an 
incredibly inefficient and somewhat hard to use dumbphone.

That said, I do like the idea of having access to strong encryption 
for SMS type messages and voice, but the way to do that which is 
compatible with what other people use is to use android apps that 
communicate over the internet. Which would require a much more 
complex device than a dumbphone, sadly.


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