Beamer wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 11:20:
So you avoid 50% of the tracking, but not the 50% the police go to with warrants.
I don't care about law enforcement tracking where they have to get a warrant, and there really isn't any personal info on a dumb phone... so no biggie, there.
I'm just getting sick and tired of all the companies that track your online activity. So, eliminating the OS manufacturer has some value to me. Also, a dumb phone wouldn't have a web browser, so I wouldn't be tracked that way.
Here's another pro... if my dumb Phone gets lost or stolen.. I wouldn't really care, since it has no personal info on it. Yeah... I know they are passing kill switch legislation, but if the info isn't there in the first place, then it doesn't really matter.
Now, I never said I was going to switch to a dumb phone... I said I was considering
it. I'm also considering a black phone, a modded android without google, or a firefox phone. The only inconvenience of going to a dumb phone for me would be that I would be unable to look up prices when I'm in a store... so, I have to weigh that out.
As for apps, I hardly have any installed on my phone... just an ad blocking web browser and a file manager. (My tablet has a few games, starwalk, the same ad blocking web browser, and a weather app).
So, I'm no app fiend... but if I travel, I'm more likely to use my tablet than my phone to occupy myself. Oh... and it's wifi only... so no carrier tracking with that.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!