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The WiPhone project is an open source mobile phone capable of making free calls through the internet. The phone is intended to be hackable, modular, cheap, and open while remaining usable by everyday people. It makes calls over WiFi only (no cellular radio).
- Completely free calling, as long as you can set up an account and install a SIP/VoIP app on the devices you need to call.
- International calls are same as local ones. No restrictions based on borders or calling plans.
- Don’t need to deal with another country’s SIM cards or radio compatibility when traveling.
- Keep the same address all over the world.
- Set up your kid with a phone that lets them contact you without the distractions of a smartphone.
- Give a pre-configured phone to an elderly relation set up with just the numbers they need.
- Keep a spare in a bag in case your primary phone gets broken or lost. Don’t need to maintain a service plan for the backup.
- Avoid being tracked by cell tower triangulation or IMSI catching (Stingray).
- Load your own firmware to implement different calling protocols or completely different use-cases. The fimware is unlocked and freely modifiable.
- Commercial phone interchange services are available if you need to call someone on a regular phone. Typical plans cost about $25/year (US or Europe providers).
- polished enough normal (non-hackers) are happy to use it as an everyday phone
- open source
- can call other WiPhones using the internet
- can call smartphones or computers (using an app installed on the device being called)
- wireless firmware updates
- Arduino compatible software
- Espressif ESP32 processor
- roughly 120 x 65 x 12mm
- 320 x 240 (2.4“) LCD screen
- spare I/O broken out to user-accessable header