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[–] dhif 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Flip phones are horribly insecure and never get security updates.

Get a cheap phone that can run Lineage and is popular wnough that people will continue to make builds for it. Anything that you can't find on F-Droid, you probably don't need. (With the possible exception of Signal)

[–] cats_taste_good 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Flip phones are horribly insecure and never get security updates.

Get a cheap phone that can run Lineage and is popular wnough that people will continue to make builds for it. Anything that you can't find on F-Droid, you probably don't need. (With the possible exception of Signal)

NO,

You don't get it.

You don't use a flip phone for anything but phone calls.

Get it now? A phone is for calling people and receiving calls. That's it. No Tweets, Facebook, texting, games, Voat or anything else. You want to do that, you go use a computer.

See, this gets you away from having your face in the phone all the time. But I know this is not possible for the average user.

I actually bought the first I-phone. I had some android after that, but it was way too expensive and I was already wasting too much time on it back in the day. So I got rid of it and went back to the flip. And I am happy I did.

Somebody gave me a cheap smart phone a few months ago. I played with it on WiFi for a little while but I finally decided that I didn't want it.

It sits in my drawer cold and unactivated. I'll probably throw it out if I can't find somebody who wants it.

[–] dhif 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You do know that SS7 and its succesor Diameter are fundamentaly broken, right?

There is no security if you make a POTS call; and SMS is only secure if you and your recipient are using something like Silence. Better yet, use Signal, XMPP+OMEMO, or Matrix+OLM. If you're not using encryption, you're fucked.