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A fully-free cell phone experience, no baseband required

Denver Gingerich

Free software users have been able to use laptops with fully-free software for several years now. However, using a cell phone in the same way is still impossible due to the non-free baseband firmware present in all cellular devices on the market today. But does the cell phone experience even require a baseband? In this session, Denver will describe how to achieve much of the cell phone experience (especially voice and SMS/MMS) using existing free software, as well as strategies for surpassing the range and reach of emergency calling and data on the cellular network.


1 year, 9 months ago

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