Leaving Apple & Google: /e/ presents FairTEC, taking digital sobriety a step forward

We are pleased to announce our collaboration on an exciting new project, FairTEC, alongside our partner Fairphone as well as the first French cooperative telecoms operator, TeleCoop; French cooperative Commown; German sustainable mobile communications provider WEtell and British ethical phone, broadband and mobile provider the Phone Coop.

FairTEC is here to offer a new way for the consumer to approach digital technology.

FairTEC’s objective is to promote digital sobriety, circular economy cycles, favor smartphone longevity, strive towards a more sustainable mobile usage as well as minimize the societal and ecological impact of smartphone production.

FairTEC is a collective of European companies and cooperatives working together to create and offer sustainable and ethical integrated smartphone solutions – a centralised proposition that will enable users to rent a fair smartphone, select a more sustainable sim card and use an alternative operating system. Users will be able to visit the FairTEC website and pick their preferred combination of sustainable products.

For more details on the project and its actors, head to the FairTEC website!

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