I finally rooted my GN. I have a data only plan, but it comes with a phone number, that is hit with a lot of incoming spam and wrong numbers. Incoming is free, anyway. I permanently uninstalled everything to do with voice recognition or speech (I am not comfortable with devices that speak or respond to voice). I permanently uninstalled everything to do with the cloud (same as above). I froze everything to do with telephony and messaging. I may use it again as a phone one day, but not likely. I have lots of apps installed. I have a handy size mini Android tablet now! Am I the first one to try this?