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I'm gonna buy a flip phone due to personal reasons (Not one in the pic). I mainly want it for calls and texting, but I was wondering, are there any things I can do on it besides that I should know of? Like, would I be able to connect to the internet and browse 4chan using it?
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>>68421651
>all flip phones are the same
flip yourself to death
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>>68421662
But anon, if I did that, I'd never be able to finish my shows
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>>68421651
Is your family tree a circle?
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>>68421682
No, it's a triangle.
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Anyone who buys a phone is scum. You are supporting the corrupt regimes that use child soldiers and child slaves. You're increasing the civil tensions that force a country with exceptionally fertile soils to suffer from severe famine. Etc. etc.

Rethink your priorities.
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>>68421719
But anon, the world is becoming over populated. Isn't what they're doing a good thing?
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>>68421719
Do i actually abuse children and create chaos with every purchase of a celluar device?
Fucking sweet! Why are no companies pushing this as a feature?
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>>68421751
Try to follow your own logic from start to finish. Do it in a comment so we can all laugh at how utterly stupid you are.

>>68421756
Yes, every phone you purchase shovels money into the hands of the corrupt warlords of the DRC. Women and children work the mines for coltan and become sick as a result. The civil wars fought over mining rights employ child soldiers and no morals. This is what you are funding. It isn't funny, don't joke about it.
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>>68421800
You're right, anon! The children are our future! We should replace them with old people instead! Good thinking!
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>>68421651
No, stay on Twitter
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>>68421682
Hurr reddit :^)))))
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>>68421832
But anon, Twitter is for fags like you!
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>>68421651
Underage
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>>68421860
Nah, I'm 18 mate.
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>>68421651
I kinda wanted to open a thread like this, I really need a digital detox... at least for mobile. I'm an addict, I'm constantly on 4chan or playing retarded fucking games for half the day. I need whatsapp and/or telegram tho... what would you guys recommend?
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>>68421807
No, anon, no. No one should be working the mines in such terrible conditions and for such little pay. No one should be fighting wars over who gets to use their slaves to make our phones.

No one needs a new phone every few months. Most people don't need a phone at all. They run non-free software anyway. And they're used to track us.
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>>68421651
well anon you are in luck there are some phones out there that actually can connect to the internet and load websites and they don’t even have that inconvenient “flipping” mechanism
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>>68421881
Salvage an old android phone and install Gentoo and use it with telegram.
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>>68421882
But anon, this is about what is happening, not what should! If we don't have anyone to fight for us, then who will? We need our army of old men whether you like it or not!
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>>68421800
So i know a little african child has been abused for the making of this phone? That's arousing anon. I'm not sure if i can handle an errection every single time i use my phone desu.
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>>68421920
I'm sorry anon, but I don't follow. What army are you talking about? Surely not an army whose goal is to simply divert the stream of money from the pre-existing status quo into it's leader's hands?
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>>68421943
This isn't funny. It's not just the children that are suffering, but the whole nation.

Did you know that the DRC has the fertility to feed over half of Africa with its produce? You are supporting the continued colonial rape of Africa by buying a phone and greatly reducing the cultural diversity and creativity of Humanity as a whole. This is serious.
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>>68421946
But anon, those leaders are building our army of old men that protects us! They surely deserve a reward!
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>>68421992
What are you talking about? Who is "us"? These warlords are not here to protect anyone. Their armies are brutes whose only ambition is to snatch at the shards of a nation crumbling under the force of its continued rape by the western world.
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>>68422015
But anon! Old peoples dicks don't work silly! How could they possibly rape someone?
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>>68422039
How can you joke about this? This is an issue of undeniable magnitude and yet society, blinded by its greed and its privilege, continues about its existence as if this specter was a story made up.
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>>68422055
What are you talking about anon? I'm being serious!
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>>68421971
Just shut the fuck up libtard. At least they're not under Belgium's rule? Right? The country has a really valuable resource others don't and it happened to be an african shithole. Nothing more you could do about it. I haven't bought a new phone in like 4 years and my i7 3790k is from a company that fights for this shit. War is bad, but there's nothing you can realistically do about it.
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>>68422089
>sure, it's bad, but it could be worse
This isn't a logical way of addressing the issue. Either you decode to support the people committing these horrific acts or you don't
>but I only support them a bit!
This isn't logical. Supporting these horrendous acts at all is terrible.
>there's nothing you can realistically do about supporting these horrible acts!
You could simply stop supporting them. It's not complicated.
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>>68422075
Are you attempting to imply that the western world is the old man? The western world is incredibly strong. You are a part of it if you purchase cell phones. You are using your immense capital to rape the DRC out of its rightful place as a leading nation of Africa and hence the world.
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>>68422126
But anon! I need a phone! And what would happen if I, one person, decided to not get one anyways?

>>68422146
No anon, I was referring to this!

>>68421807
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>>68422166
>But anon! I need a phone! And what would happen if I, one person, decided to not get one anyways?
There are more phones in your country than there are people. You certainly don't need a brand-new phone. Don't get a phone that is popular either, else you are simply partaking in the market and thereby supporting the rape of the DRC. Buy an old phone from a garage sale for $5 or something like that. It isn't difficult at all to find old phones.
>No anon, I was referring to this!
That doesn't make any sense, anon.
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>>68422126
Yeah, i will contribute to the issue by practically doing nothing. Normies get a new phone each year, so why are you scolding me? I have done absolutely nothing for it. Cobalt is going to cause conflict regardless of me or anyone, consumer or not. It is a very valuable resource and it's not surprising to have a war for it, especially in a region like Congo. If there is one thing that will sort this out that'd be time, not me.
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>>68422209
Lol anon, don't worry! I'm buying it used because it's cheaper!

Also, below the referral was my comment about old men!
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>>68422166
To make myself abundantly clear, you shall not purchase a phone new at the expense of Africa; the DRC, and its people, lest you be cast through the fiery gates of Hell itself to burn for all eternity.
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>>68422246
But anon, does it matter why I'm buying it used, as long as it's used? I don't see the difference!
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>>68421651
You need to buy one that has voice over LTE.

The 2 an 3G signals for voice are being shut down within the next year or two in the USA
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>>68422230
You can't just buy used. If you buy a four-year-old Samsung or something like that you are still just as bad as the person who buys brand-new. You have to get a phone that is wholly removed from the market else you are partaking in the unforgivable rape of the DRC.
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>>68422277
Sure, i'd just buy a Tesla and drive over the children so they won't be raped!
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>>68422268
Thanks anon!

>>68422277
But I don't see how I'm funding these "warlords" you speak of if I buy it from a regular person though!
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>>68422289
Please don't buy a car unless you have to anon. And certainly not a Tesla. And please don't even think of killing someone. Two wrongs can never make a right, no matter what the context.
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>>68422315
Anon! Children are our future! You can't do that!
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>>68422315
But anon! There won't be abused and raped children and the warlords won't make profit off of anyone! Isn't this what you want as well?
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>>68422303
Let's assume that you absolutely have to have a phone, because in no other circumstance should you purchase one.

If you purchase a 5 year old Nokia:
a) what do you think the seller is going to spend your money on? (He will spend it on a new phone.)
b) your purchase of the cell phone means that the person who would have bought it if you didn't now can't, and therefore might purchase a phone brand-new
c) your support of the telecom companies that is implicit in your purchase of such a device is supporting the very infrastructure of the modern cell phone
etc. etc.
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>>68422342
What I want is for people to not take actions that are undeniably horrible. Your absurd idea of murdering Congolese children with a motor is in no way supporting those children's future. I'm having a very difficult time believing that you are serious in these strange propositions.
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>>68422356
But anon! I plan on hiking often, and if I get lost or harmed in the woods, I need a phone with service!
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>>68422399
You need to remember several simple facts.
You do not need to own a phone in order to have it on your person. You may borrow a phone from a friend in instances where you feel you absolutely must have one
I've been on many hikes around many countries and I have never had a cell phone on me. Please talk to local people about the conditions and educate yourself on sensible hiking practices, and then you may decide that a phone is not essential after all.
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>>68422399
There are also, if I am not mistaken, more ethically sourced satellite devices that can be taken into the land.
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>>68422374
So these kids have future? Damn, niggas be upgrading from cobalt to the diamond mines.
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>>68422442
Please don't be absurd.
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>>68422453
Since when is being realistic the definition of absurdity?
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>>68422463
How is killing the children going to grant them a future? The proposition is absurd and entirely unrealistic.
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>>68422429
But anon! Not only will I use it when I'm hiking, I can use it to call someone if my car ever breaks down or when something happens to me like getting robbed or injured! And I won't always be able to borrow a phone wherever I go!

But can you tell me of the satellite devices you speak of anon?
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>>68422477
I have a friend who used to use the device, I'll have to ask him about it but will be asleep now.

You do not need a phone when hiking or when your car breaks down or when you get robbed. Do not confuse your paranoia with some sort of rational reason to support the horrific unforgivable things being carried out in the DRC.
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>>68422507
But anon! I can tell you right now I need a phone for when I get robbed! It already happened once! I didn't have a phone and had no way to call the police, and since I had to wait until the morning to call the police, they didn't take me seriously!
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>>68422536
So? You lost some things. It was likely largely avoidable and not the most horrible of accidents. Don't get me wrong, I'm truly sorry you had to go through that. But two wrongs never make a right, no matter the context.
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>>68422472
Uncertainty is a much better future than certain suffering!
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>>68422555
But anon! If I had a phone that night, they most likely would have gotten him! And to make it worse, he had a gun! He could have hurt others that night because I was unable to call the police!
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>>68422567
It is not your place to say this.
Please remember that these people have joy in their lives. They have families. That have lovers. They have children. They have hope. To take that away from them is a mortal sin.

Do not oppress the DRC. And Do not murder their children. I declare it!
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>>68421719
Shut up, dork
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>>68422584
I don't get it. If you were in an area with buildings then either you or your neighbors would have wired home phones and you could call the police. You are trolling me and I am staying up to so far in the morning for this??
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>>68422589
Better a dork that someone who funds the use of child soldiers and slaves and the robbing of the future of what would be a truly great nation.
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>>68422587
I understand why yoy'd think that way anon, but war will happen until the country is drained from it's valuable resources. It was like that with Belgium, now it's the same with Cobalt. Even if i don't buy a phone, even if nobody buys phones and the phone market crashes, cobalt will remain as one of the most valuable resources on this planet and nobody can change that.
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>>68422614
>Congo
>a potentially great nation
Choose one
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>>68422595
No anon! I live a good three hour walk form other houses, and my room mate was using the car since they work at night!

PS: Me and my room mate live in a not so populated part of where we live!
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>>68422614
>a nation a niggers
>truly great
Here's your (you)
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>>68422374
Fuck off to /Pol/
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>>68422614
Still a dork, dweeb. Let the people buy their phones. Also we're not the world police.
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>>68422642
>it's all right to give my money to warlords and support child slavery and soldiers because bad things will happen anyway!
No. Literally billions of people are supporting these horrible things. If they stopped the warlords would have hundreds of thousands of dollars to slave with instead of hundreds of millions. You can see how their power is less, yes?

The DRC is perhaps the second richest land in all of Africa. They have many things other than their mines. Their soil is of such a quality and quantity that they could feed half of Africa.
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I want to know something. Instead of just giving resources to countries/people, why not also give them training so that they can provide for themselves as well? Certainly this has been tried, what happened?
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>>68422658
Your story makes no sense. And even if it did it wouldn't justify the purchase of a phone.
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>>68422719
That is very difficult to do after colonialists have already wreaked havoc, but it has been done. Just look at Ghana.
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>>68422721

My "story" doesn't make since because I'm not willing to dive any further anon! This is 4chan! People here can find you just by looking at the sky, and I'm not willing to give out details that can identify me!
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>>68422753
It's irrelevant. It is clear that you lead a troubled life, I hope if you get a cell-phone it gives you peace of mind.
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>>68422277
buying a crate load of pic related to resell in my 3rd world shithole, fuck you Abbo, don't be a fucking pussy and defend your 5th world shithole, we all have problems to worry about you nigger

also, install Lineage
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>>68422690
Africans are a great peoples. Take your racisms far away from this place, it breaks the rules of this site.
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I hope I have made you all think twice about supporting the horrible occurrences in the DRC.

Good night.
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>>68421651
I just hope you're not doing it for security reasons, because dumphones suck at that. Vendors see them as a one-time affair and bugs are usually fixed in the "never" timeframe. Cell chips, which are notoriously complex, are prime targets.
Ironically, Apple is really good at this because they have a long support cycle, followed by select Android phones which are intended for business and carry similar guarantee.
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>>68422802
Security is not the reason.
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>>68422785
Never said the people are bad, just that the nation is fucked. It is a shithole of a kind.
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>>68422797
you know that no matter what you do, It wont stop. You can't just tell the normies "hey stop buying phones", or tell the corporations exploiting Africa "hey, stop, you is bad", grow a spine and embrace the chaos





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