Things that make me angry about my current smartphone Samsung Galaxy S21Ultra on a Verizon plan is the mandatory software updates in which they install WITHOUT MY PERMISSION stupid apps like Netflix and addictive gambling games and stacking block games and Candy crush. God knows what else they install without my permission. I don’t want any of it!

Next phone I buy I want to start with a clean slate, I’m not going to affiliate with any conglomerate like Verizon or AT&T or Sprint or T-Mobile etc, I prefer to go rogue somehow,

which smartphone do you recommend that has no bloatware and it’s customizable?

      • @iturnedintoanewt
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        13 months ago

        Well yeah…but eventually you end up needing some banking app or some other crap that might need G-Services.

        • @library_napper@monyet.cc
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          13 months ago

          Nope. Never needed it. Just dont use that crap.

          I wouldn’t put anything financial on a phone, anyway. Use a secure laptop for that.

          • @iturnedintoanewt
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            13 months ago

            Except, in my country, the banking website will NEED a token generated on the banking app. Internet banking assumes a smartphone with their app…or it’s completely blocked what you’re allowed to do.