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Dumbphone wanted; "No Google", "No NSA". Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by linr05, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. linr05

    linr05 Lurker
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    My 2013 Moto X gen1 from Republic Wireless is now 'call-less'. My MDs can't reach me. It all started with me signing up for a VPN (Trust.Zone) for my desktop/laptop/android mobile phone. Since RepublicWireless defaults to WiFi BEFORE cellular connections, the incoming calls are hitting the VPN & defaulting to "phone is not available/leave voicemail" which most don't bother doing... I never hear the 'ring'/'don't see the missed calls'. Crappy-cheap-service=worthless.
    MY CONCERN: Will other carriers also use WiFi (a.k.a. my VPN channel) and incur similar interference? (RepublicWireless tells me even their messaging service depends upon WiFi...)
    ["Funny." Robocalls/wrong #s don't seem to be 'affected' by my VPN!]

  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    WiFi connect died many years ago.
    I was so pissed. So, So pissed... o_O
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Are you looking for a phone or a carrier? If Republic is going to prefer WiFi it won't matter if it is a smart phone or a dumb phone (I tested a dumb flip phone and it still connected via WiFi).
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  4. linr05

    linr05 Lurker
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    Thx for the acknowledgment. '4better-or-worse' I bought a Galaxy j7crown(tracfone) activated now on PagePlusCellular with my old phone#; took 56 hrs! + sweat!
    Anyway, now I'm aware that the 'secure' browser I was using (pc/mobile) "Brave" is STILL connected to Google via Chrome! [Darn seeIA is everywhere.] I've tried the 'secure' messenger/caller 'Signal' but it seems rudimentary except for bare texting. I can't even figure out how to attach a file/photo? Waiting for help M-F... Can you suggest a secure (encrypted) messenger at least? [Whatever happened to Kim.com's championing of internet independence?] [Are you employed/paid by the seeIA?]

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