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Re: Making a DIY smart or dumb phone

From: Bone Baboon
Subject: Re: Making a DIY smart or dumb phone
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 09:13:30 -0400

jbranso--- via writes:

> I'm getting really tired of carrying my Android phone around with google's 
> spyware,

This issue is larger than just Android / iOS and the applications a user
deliberately uses.  There is also the issue of unwanted spyware.


You could eliminating the issues mobile phones have entirely by choosing
to not use a mobile phone.


>  (apologies for the youtube link...)

You could share Invidious links as well as YouTube links.  The YouTube
links could be a backup in case the Invidious server linked to goes


> and unfortunately it needs to support SMS and traditional calls, so there 
> might be some binary blobs for the modem.

You can do SMS using email.


Maybe you could convince the people you want to talk to use free
software like Jami.  For people who are physically nearby walkie talkies
are an option.



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