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Conflict free phones

By: nicolajgale | 26-12-2019 11:13

At present The Phone Coop is the only supplier to offer their customers 'conflict-free' phones in the form of the Fairphone. This is a phone from which all the materials which go to make it up come from sources which aren't in current conflict zones or subject to human rights abuses. Many of the materials which go into making up mobile phones come from regions in the world where land is in dispute, in a state of warfare or human rights abuses against workers and the civilian population are regularly reported.

It would be good to see Giff Gaff support projects which provide us with conflict-free mobile phones for those of us who want a more ethical way to stay connected.

Credit needs to go to the Phone Coop for putting the idea of conflict-free phones to the fore and providing an alternative, and it would be great to see other providers, including GiffGaff follow suit

Comments

by: happysparkle
on: 03-04-2020 22:17

A wonderful idea and important too - also I didn't know that about sources of phone materials (sad face) - glad to know and definitely support finding a better way/ improving sitation in those areas

I defo prefer the name Fairphone rather than 'conflict-free' even tho it may not give quite the same info... Mother Theresa said she'd go to a peace rally but not an anti-war rally ~ the difference may seem subtle but there is one, and words are important, they have vibration, as do thoughts

by: maureenreid1951
on: 02-04-2020 13:53

Just a fabulous idea. This would me me proud to support giffgaff.

by: mau1962
on: 02-04-2020 11:58

Great Idea

by: bing5582
on: 01-04-2020 12:21

I agree

by: peter84759
on: 29-03-2020 17:35

Definitely agree.

I used to have a Fairphone 2 which I bought outright and used on another network. Very happy with it. When I broke it beyond repair (and most things are VERY easy to repair yourself - screen and battery without any tools - most other components just need a small screwdriver!) the new Fairphone 3 hadn't come out so I bought another make through GiffGaff.
I'll make this one last as long as possible but in the meantime would love to be able to recommend a GiffGaff and Fairphone combo!

by: rache97025
on: 29-03-2020 17:06

Would like to see this happen

by: philk17
on: 29-03-2020 16:59

good idea

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by: cms22
on: 27-03-2020 17:02

good idea

by: prhj
on: 27-03-2020 11:36

+1 would love to see Fairphone available on more networks as would take one over an iPhone but can't afford the upfront cost of purchase to buy one at the moment.

by: kerricee87
on: 26-03-2020 19:39

yes