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Old 06-17-2019, 04:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by enorbet View Post
I, too, have been using a dumb phone for around 4 years now but since it is "a burner" the provider is forcing an upgrade claiming my current phone will soon be unusable with the "upgraded" network. This is why I'm asking if an Android phone...
I've been using android phones for some time now, because I'm frankly surprised that dumb phones are still permitted.

Android phones are untrustworthy computing devices - you can't be sure that you really ever get root. I treat mine the way I treat skype (which I need to keep video contact with determined windows and mac using family members), ie it's just a communication device which is always open to anybody who wants to listen and is always broadcasting its position. And I don't "app" (apart from a calculator and book reader), and certainly don't trust it with private information..


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