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Re: Pre-order Linux Pinephone for $400
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 02:40:49 PM »
Does it work on verizon?

"If you depend on proprietary mainstream mobile messenger applications, banking applications, use loyalty or travel apps, consume DRM media, or play mobile video games on your fruit or Android smartphone, then the PinePhone Pro is likely not for you."

So, perfect for me. Mostly a phone.

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Re: Pre-order Linux Pinephone for $400
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 02:53:17 PM »
I do think mobile Linux is the long term solution to break the Google and Apple duo-opoly on mobile.

I see KDE's Plasma Mobile  https://plasma-mobile.org

Comes with enough apps to do all the basic PDA functions which will get you started.

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Re: Pre-order Linux Pinephone for $400
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 05:57:35 PM »
>Does it work on verizon?

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global GSM and CDMA bands
GPS, GPS-A, GLONASS

Looks like it would work with all the major carriers.

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Re: Pre-order Linux Pinephone for $400
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2022, 12:03:12 AM »
>So, perfect for me. Mostly a phone.

Same. Nothing on that list I need.

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Re: Pre-order Linux Pinephone for $400
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2022, 12:42:24 AM »
I know you think it's crazy - but I appreciate having a way to deposit checks without having to drive an hour.  I could use the USPS of course. I suppose if it came to it, I would.

Mostly my "phone" is a podcast listening device. I don't make or receive phone calls on my pocket supercomputer. If the phone function were removed, I wouldn't miss it. Most texts I send from my computer. I could probably get by without texts too (in other words, mostly I would be okay with a iPod). It is nice to be able to text my wife from the store though.

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Re: Pre-order Linux Pinephone for $400
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 01:06:37 PM »
One thing I like about Pine phone is they seem to realize that they need to upgrade the processor speed and hardware in order to gain wider acceptance.  Neither HP with webOS nor Blackberry with BB10 seemed to understand this and always had underperforming hardware.