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    Fairphone 2 - a smartphone made from conflict-free minerals

    Most Modern day consumer electronic devices contain a large number of minerals and metals within them. About 40 different minerals are typically in use which includes tungsten, gold, nickel, copper, iron, aluminium, tin, tantalum, silver, chromium and palladium. Each mineral typically being used in a different part of your smartphone. There are some issues relating to the mining of these minerals. Conflict minerals are sometimes used to fund groups that eternize fighting and violence in war zones. Itís comparable to the problem of blood diamonds and the electronics industry is a major buyer of these minerals. Fairphone 2 on the other hand made great efforts to use conflict-free minerals. The group has started a number of initiatives to stimulate conflict-free mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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    Fairphone may not come up with the highly impressive camera or respond touch ID, but it claims to beat the big smartphone brands at being the most ethical in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techgeek View Post
    Fairphone may not come up with the highly impressive camera or respond touch ID, but it claims to beat the big smartphone brands at being the most ethical in the world.
    Yes I agree with your point. I really appreciate the company for publishing a detailed cost breakdown of the Fairphone 2 on its website, to give prospective customers an insight into what it costs to make, sell and service the phone.

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    The company works directly with suppliers that trace materials back to conflict-free validated mines, starting with tin and tantalum from the Democratic Republic of Congo

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    Quote Originally Posted by fazil View Post
    Most Modern day consumer electronic devices contain a large number of minerals and metals within them. About 40 different minerals are typically in use which includes tungsten, gold, nickel, copper, iron, aluminium, tin, tantalum, silver, chromium and palladium. Each mineral typically being used in a different part of your smartphone. There are some issues relating to the mining of these minerals. Conflict minerals are sometimes used to fund groups that eternize fighting and violence in war zones. It’s comparable to the problem of blood diamonds and the electronics industry is a major buyer of these minerals. Fairphone 2 on the other hand made great efforts to use conflict-free minerals. The group has started a number of initiatives to stimulate conflict-free mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    Great. It seems to be very ethical as advertised

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    Quote Originally Posted by fazil View Post
    Most Modern day consumer electronic devices contain a large number of minerals and metals within them. About 40 different minerals are typically in use which includes tungsten, gold, nickel, copper, iron, aluminium, tin, tantalum, silver, chromium and palladium. Each mineral typically being used in a different part of your smartphone. There are some issues relating to the mining of these minerals. Conflict minerals are sometimes used to fund groups that eternize fighting and violence in war zones. It’s comparable to the problem of blood diamonds and the electronics industry is a major buyer of these minerals. Fairphone 2 on the other hand made great efforts to use conflict-free minerals. The group has started a number of initiatives to stimulate conflict-free mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    Seems very ethical. How much does fairphone cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopo View Post
    Seems very ethical. How much does fairphone cost?
    Fairphone 2 has been launched in the UK, at a cost of €395.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fazil View Post
    Fairphone 2 has been launched in the UK, at a cost of €395.
    Oh that's a fair price. Thanks for letting me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopo View Post
    Oh that's a fair price. Thanks for letting me know.
    Also Fairphone has partnered with The Phone Co-op, the UK’s only customer-owned mobile network, to offer the Fairphone 2 on a monthly contract, starting from £25 per month.

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    Vivian Woodell, CEO of The Phone Co-op said, “UK customers looking to combine the ethical credentials of the Fairphone 2 with fair pricing, low call rates and a commitment to building a different kind of economy based on human values and environmental sustainability will find the perfect fit at The Phone Co-op"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fazil View Post
    Also Fairphone has partnered with The Phone Co-op, the UK’s only customer-owned mobile network, to offer the Fairphone 2 on a monthly contract, starting from £25 per month.
    Reasonable price for the users who prefer monthly contract.

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    Do people really interested to buy environment friendly smartphones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Do people really interested to buy environment friendly smartphones?
    Yes, it's preferred by many people now-a-days. Moreover fairphone looks good with all its features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Do people really interested to buy environment friendly smartphones?
    The phone is being sold for $580 which, according to the report, is quite steep given the device's specs. The device however is selling "fairly well," the report said, which is possibly due to the company's social campaign for a more "ethical manufacturing process" for smartphones and other mobile devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fazil View Post
    The phone is being sold for $580 which, according to the report, is quite steep given the device's specs. The device however is selling "fairly well," the report said, which is possibly due to the company's social campaign for a more "ethical manufacturing process" for smartphones and other mobile devices.
    Yes, they had a quite good campaign which gets them the best results.

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    They got lot of fans through their aggressive campaign. The company executed their strategic plan effectively.

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    Yes, they are gaining popularity throughout the world. People from other countries are also looking forward to buy the fairphone.

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