Fairphones in the shops …. conflict-free minerals, co-operative business model

I think the only thing they don’t claim for this phone is that it’s carbon-neutral.

It’s manufactured by co-operatives all the way through the supply chain from the mining of minerals in Africa to the factories in China and the European sales and marketing in Holland.

It’s got 2 SIM slots and comes unlocked so you can use it with whatever networks you like – 2 simultaneously.

It’s parts are designed to be replaceable and you can go to the website to order any number of spare parts from screen glass to CPUs.

The software is open-source.

It costs a pretty penny – 500 Euros – but you can get it on a contract for £50 from the Phone Co-op.

I’ve got one and haven’t found any reason to complain.