[ubuntu-uk] New FreeRunner

Tim Dobson personalwebsite at army.com
Tue Aug 5 19:10:27 BST 2008

Javad Ayaz wrote:
> how is it network support and price wise though?

It's completely SIM free.
It should work on all UK networks, with the possible exception of "3". 
If you are on 3 you might need to do some research.

(Like putting your SIM in a non-3g unlocked phone and seeing whether it 
works - I'm not sure how 3 works - whether they have normal gsm coverage)

> i dont think the  networks in the UK support it.

I have it working on o2 and my russian MTS sim cards work in it, in 
addition I have two deactivated prepay vodafone & orange sims who seem 
to work.

> And £200 plus i doubt if anyone wants to buy it specially if free-er versions that do the same thing are available!


~£270 - I think one of great things about the phone is knowing you are 
part of a community making GNU/Linux on the mobile a reality.
Sure manufacturers have based some phone on GNU/Linux for a while, but 
none have really offered many options about what you can do with it.

In my opinion, it is a nice piece of kit (hardware) with massive 
potential (software) and a great starting point (the version of openmoko 
i'm currently running)



If each of us have one object, and we exchange them, then each of us
still has one object.
If each of us have one idea, and we exchange them, then each of us now
has two ideas.   -  George Bernard Shaw

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