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Smartisan Makes Another Iridium Donation to the OpenBSD Foundation

Contributed by pitrh on from the Heavy metal puffy support dept.

News from the OpenBSD Foundation: The Foundation has this year's first Iridium donor.

The official statement from the foundation, via director Ken Westerback reads,

The OpenBSD Foundation is excited to announce that it has received the first 2017 Iridium level donation. For the second consecutive year, Smartisan ( has has made a donation of over CDN$100,000 to support OpenBSD and related projects.

We thank Smartisan for its very generous support! This donation will no doubt fund many exciting projects in the next few years.

We at Undeadly are very happy to hear this news.

If you're interested in contributing to the Foundation yourself, the 2017 fundraising campaign page is a good place to start.

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  1. By Amit Kulkarni ( on

    Can their phones be used in the USA?

    1. By Anonymous Coward (cnst) on

      > Can their phones be used in the USA?

      According to, they do seem to have all the bands -- even LTE Band 12 for T-Mobile US, as well as LTE Band 7 for some Canadian operators, so, it looks very plausible, at least for T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility -- you should have no problem with either LTE or UMTS/HSPA+.

    2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      Note their WiFi bands are 2.4 and 5.8 GHz, not 2.4 and 5.0
      (under the "specifications" tab on the M1/M1L phone).


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