This morning we sent a letter to the European Commission urging it to develop ambitious requirements to ensure that every new smartphone put on the European market can last for at least 10 years.

The letter sent to Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Vestager, Commissioner Breton and Commissioner Sinkevičius was part of our #10YearPhone campaign and is co-signed by 100 organisations and more than 7000 individuals including leading thinkers and activists in the repair, digital rights, design and sustainability sectors.

Image: “European Commission” by tiseb is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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  1. Ahh! This is really interesting. We spend so many on smartphones with very limited support for hardware and software from the beginning of an era and during its evolving. Many times a normal consumer like many of us has been facing issues like non-availability of spare parts and several software such as parent software i.e. Operating System and several components get released to devices with many bugs unfixed momentarily. These lead to a mobile device set with a few years of life expectance.

    Hence I applause the movement and all the steps have been taken yet.

    By the way recently it has been announced as in Italian version of “repair” website as “”. I am thinking it is a better time to bring the same wave of fundamentals towards India, my native country. Because of the differential marketing resources and strategies of several companies, lots of smartphones have been produced, sold but without the goodness in qualities. As it seems only quantity matters the most to the companies. Hence I am hereby requesting to bring “The Wave of Freedom” to India as announcing “”.

    When many nations understand the necessity and I believe each nation understands this point then we may get a balanced eco system in the future co-relating with each industry.

    Thank you so much.

    Waiting for reply.

    I must announce here in this comment as a person who strongly believes in this idea of demanding a #10YearsOfSmartphone and probably not the first who believes in this in India. Like me there are several folks who will support from India.

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