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Availability of the LoRa addon case in pine64 shop - deuitpym - 04-14-2024

I have interest in the Pinephone only because of the LoRa case:
https://pine64.com/product/pinephone-pinephone-pro-pindio-lora-add-on-case/

This is to my knowledge the first and only phone product that can run mainline linux and have lora kind of build in thanks to this case.

When would this case be available again to order? Without this case i am also not really interested in the phone itself.


RE: Availability of the LoRa addon case in pine64 shop - zetabeta - 04-15-2024

(04-14-2024, 11:23 AM)deuitpym Wrote: I have interest in the Pinephone only because of the LoRa case:
https://pine64.com/product/pinephone-pinephone-pro-pindio-lora-add-on-case/

This is to my knowledge the first and only phone product that can run mainline linux and have lora kind of build in thanks to this case.

When would this case be available again to order? Without this case i am also not really interested in the phone itself.

you don't need to directly answer, but what is your use case?

i wonder does usb version work for you?

pinephone's battery life is generally speaking bad, and pinephone only for lora usage doesn't sound a good idea. although regular pinephone is enough for that.


RE: Availability of the LoRa addon case in pine64 shop - deuitpym - 04-25-2024

Usecase: Use something below 1Ghz to transfer data to have better range then 2.4Ghz WiFi and have no need for a mobile carrier. At least in my country its not legal to run an own 700/800Mhz LTE network.

USB - i wont even consider registering to this forum if usb would solve this. Then i would use just any random phone supported by postmarketOS. If the LTE modems from all regular people would have to be connected by USB, i think most people would have complains about such unhandy solution. How should i even put a usb-lora-adapter together with a phone into my jeans-pocket like most people carry their phones and then wait for this unhandy thing to vibrate to notify me about anything new?

Battery life - If i would have a phone that would fulfill this usecase for some hours and not a full day, then i would have a phone that would fulfill this usecase for some hours and not a full day. At the moment i have 0 seconds long lasting solution for this usecase.


RE: Availability of the LoRa addon case in pine64 shop - tllim - 05-13-2024

(04-14-2024, 11:23 AM)deuitpym Wrote: I have interest in the Pinephone only because of the LoRa case:
https://pine64.com/product/pinephone-pinephone-pro-pindio-lora-add-on-case/

This is to my knowledge the first and only phone product that can run mainline linux and have lora kind of build in thanks to this case.

When would this case be available again to order? Without this case i am also not really interested in the phone itself.

Shipping ream locates few PinePhone LoRa add-on cases and just back in stock