Welcome to FreeCalypso and Themyscira Wireless!
My name is Mychaela Falconia, and I will be your Ethical Telecommunications priestess for the duration of your visit to our virtual paradise island of Themyscira. The present website documents my work with a wireless cellular telephone technology whose original name is GSM, but which is now better known as 2G — or GSM/2G to be most precise and unambiguous. My work with GSM/2G began with a project to design and build my own phone handset for this old-fashioned air interface standard, but has now morphed into a much larger mission seeking to build new community GSM/2G networks, to serve as a need-driven replacement for those that are now being wrongfully shut down by various major carriers around the world.
FreeCalypso is the brand name we use for our work on the handset side of GSM, named after nymph goddess Calypso from Homer's Odyssey — our GSM handset work is based on a chipset family that was once produced by the European division of Texas Instruments, that TI division made extensive use of Greek mythology names for various components, and the main TI chip we are using just happens to be the one that was named Calypso, just like in the Odyssey.
Themyscira Wireless, named after the fictional paradise island of all-female Amazons, is the brand name we use for our work on the network side of GSM, i.e., for projects seeking to build and deploy new GSM/2G networks.
Our chosen 2G technology stands in sharp philosophical and principled
opposition to 5G and other
modern technologies espoused by the
dominant-oppressive ruling class of Big Tech.
The difference of opinion between dominant Big Tech and Themyscira Small Tech
is a difference in values, a difference in purpose: we as in Themyscira Wireless
are opposed in principle to all smartphones and to the very idea of mobile
Internet, instead the only form of cellular telephony
we advocate for is plain old phone calls.
We believe that the proper way to access the Internet is from home: seated
at a desk in front of a full-size computer at your home, using a wired
Internet connection, without submerging yourself into a sea of radio
Cellular telephony, on the other hand, should instead be reserved for
purely vocal, spoken communication of the
hi honey, how are you doing
kind — no
phone Internet, no data, no apps,
no glowing screens and no surveilance.
Unlike 5G and other hideous monsters of Big Tech, our 2G technology (originally called GSM and developed during the 1980s decade) was specifically designed to do just one job and do it well: allow Alice and Bob to talk to each other on the phone, in the good old human way, by dialing a phone number and using their human voices, rather than apps.
2G is good for health!
The health-conscious community is well-aware of the many harms and dangers posed by 4G and 5G wireless technologies, particularly in terms of massive electromagnetic pollution they put out. However, the flip side of this coin is much less understood, likely owing to suppression of such thoughts by 5G-centric Big Tech propaganda: the much much older 2G technology (a whopping three generations older than 5G) does not produce similar harms!
The power output of a GSM/2G cell tower is just enough to support basic voice communications (phone calls) and not one iota more, and the same holds for the power output of a GSM/2G phone handset. In contrast, 4G and 5G technologies are designed to supply a vast data bandwidth to information-hungry surveilance apps, and in order to sustain that massive data throughput, they have to push a lot more power. 4G and 5G EM waves are harmful, but 2G waves are blessed by a goddess and are life-affirming!
Areas we work in
We don't do any kind of social media, ever — we stand by our values and principles. However, you can follow our latest developments by watching our source code repositories: any time we develop a new piece of software or produce some new documentation, every new development will typically appear in one of our Mercurial source repositories before it appears anywhere else. We also have an FTP release area where we publish mature software releases and other more durable materials.
Alternatively, if reading source code and deep technical documentation is not your cup of tea, you are also welcome to join our meetup group where we interact more socially.