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Old 02-13-2021, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Bought a phone pre-loaded with GrapheneOS off eBay. Migrating over to it right now.

It feels good to be free.
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Old 02-13-2021, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Just curious, what make/model phone ?
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Old 02-15-2021, 04:01 AM
 
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I need something like this so bad. Sick of the spying.
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:35 AM
 
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I need something like this so bad. Sick of the spying.
What do you consider spying?
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Sick of the spying.
Paranoid ??? Who is doing the spying and why would they be interested in you ?
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Old 02-20-2021, 04:37 PM
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Location: Beavercreek, OR
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Paranoid ??? Who is doing the spying and why would they be interested in you ?
google wants everythin they can get their hands on to these days.
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Old 02-22-2021, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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And isn't is great you can decide what they get??
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Old 02-24-2021, 04:58 PM
 
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Bought a phone pre-loaded with GrapheneOS off eBay. Migrating over to it right now.

It feels good to be free.
Do you know if this is VoLTE compatible or if it drops to 2g/3g for voice calls?

All US carriers are going to have decomissioned their 2g and 3g networks by this time next year forcing everyone to upgrade to a 4g/LTE or 5g phone that is VoLTE compatible and is capable of routing voice and text over the LTE/5g data stream. Unfortunately not all are.
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:28 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Any phone can be "de-googled". I don't know what the big deal is. You can just delete the google account from a phone. You will not be able to use certain things but if that's not important, no big deal.

Maps and Play Store come to mind.

Here's more. There are many other articles explaining how.
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/using-...ithout-google/

FYI: They don't "Spy" on you. They keep track (log) your activities and habits. They sell them for marketing purposes and they work on key words. Either way, even without google keeping track, you leave a digital footprint. Even if you forego all internet activities and use the phone for just voice and text, that leaves a footprint as well.

If you want to remain completely anonymous, buy a tracfone or other "burner" phone. I guess you could use the internet on a burner phone and remain anonymous as long as you don't login to anything including google of course or better yet, get a burner flip phone.

Even by posting here on CD, you are leaving a footprint.

Also FYI: Nobody cares what you do. "They" are only interested in selling you something.
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Old Yesterday, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Just curious, what make/model phone ?
Sorry for the delay in responding. It's a Pixel 3a.
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