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Frank is a phone

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Frank is a phone

http://www.frankisaphone.com

Has anyone heard or considered this phone? I heard the guy on CBC radio the other day. Canadian student with a Kickstarter opening next week. The specs seem ok, and servicing is in Canada AFAIK. It might be a viable option vs the Redmi Note 3/4. I like my RN3 but I'll have to just throw it out if it ever needs servicing. Thoughts?
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Seems like something worth considering. I'm taking it'd support all Canadian LTE bands? Definitely a good price.
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I asked them about LTE on Twitter. Let's see what they say.
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"404: order button not found"


From their web page heheheh :/
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Tichi wrote: "404: order button not found"


From their web page heheheh :/
this is such an amateurish website, they don't even have a proper link to their kickstarter page.
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TCB069 wrote: this is such an amateurish website, they don't even have a proper link to their kickstarter page.
Not only that. A fair bit of fowl language on their site.
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TCB069 wrote: this is such an amateurish website, they don't even have a proper link to their kickstarter page.
Well, on the other hand, it seems, the inventor is 16 years old.. let us give him some slack and encouragement!

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They won't support band 66 from Freedom, all other bands supported. In regards to the 404, they put that there themselves. The Kickstarter goes live on Tuesday Sept 5 so you can't contribute yet. Jokes on you.

It's all pretty impressive for a 18 year old college kid to put this together. He's been developing it for 2 years now. Too bad it's a mediatek chip. Still, I'd love to check one out.
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Indiegogo is live. Learning the $180 is USD pretty much kills this for me. I know the Frank. is 4/64 but it's not that much cheaper than the Moto G. Would have to do more research before committing U$180 with delivery only promised in December (?).

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aw1883 wrote: Indiegogo is live. Learning the $180 is USD pretty much kills this for me. I know the Frank. is 4/64 but it's not that much cheaper than the Moto G. Would have to do more research before committing U$180 with delivery only promised in December (?).

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For the price, get an Asus Zenfone or a crasher deal on Koodo discussed on this forum.

At the time of writing, that Frank. phone is $223 CAD (plus tax?). One can extract an LG G5 or Galaxy A5 2017 from Koodo for less than that. It may not have the specs of the Frank. phone, but it'll be cheaper, offer a bigger user base, etc.

I'm cool with the startup, but in our market, band 66 for LTE on Freedom Mobile would have been a killer feature for conquering the market.
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Haz wrote: Was that ever really in question? It was obvious from the get go
It was because they are claiming "they designed it" in the Indiegogo.
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Lol. The phone is a garbage. They are no designers, they are just a shop which orders stuff in bulk, puts their name and logo on the cover, and sells it. Forget any software updates or warranties. You could get much more reliable phones for 180USD.
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IndyBeak wrote: Lol. The phone is a garbage. They are no designers, they are just a shop which orders stuff in bulk, puts their name and logo on the cover, and sells it. Forget any software updates or warranties. You could get much more reliable phones for 180USD.
Agreed. Plus that's their early bird price, then it bumps to $200USD.
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I'm surprised anyone who are remotely in the know would fall for this. Just a quick look would be able to see it looks like a cheap out dated Chinese knock off from 2 years ago.

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