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[]go2dfish -0 points

I really hope they can pull this off. It's sorely needed.

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I've pre-ordered one. I feel like I should donate in addition because this is our only option to escape the control of these government/corporations.

People talk big when it comes to taking a stand against privacy invasion and censorship. But how many have actually put their money where their mouth is? How many are willing to actually walk away from Apple and Google? Less than 10,000 in this particular regard. We need to improve that.

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How many are willing to actually walk away from Apple and Google? Less than 10,000 in this particular regard. We need to improve that.

A somewhat flawed conclusion. Another option is to not use a smart phone and to not carry a cell phone around. That's what I do and I'd bet there's a lot more than 10k of us.

As alternatives I've tried a handful of wireless solutions I've set up myself. The best so far has just been ubiquiti 902-928 MHz "wifi" transceivers up on a very tall pole at home and with a decent antenna in my car. The car then has a normal wifi router that rebroadcasts to PCs and mobile devices int he area.

It's really crappy. Hills and valleys absolutely kill you without height. The only option is to pay for it like telcos do by renting on towers or buildings.

So, there are other options. They just suck. But that's okay. Carrying an ankle tracking bracelet everywhere is worse.

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