I just installed Netguard on my Android phone and enabled “No Internet” rules for an apps and services. The never ending stream of irrelevant apps that was trying to access and ping multiple different servers was rather unsettling to watch it.
Since I don’t have any energy to play a spy nor I have any knowledge to investigate what is actually happening on a system level. I decided to cut the bullshit and “upgrade” my smart phone to simple flip phone.
Pros I found.
No Connectivity (Bluetooth, NFC, etc)
Minimal and basic OS (not a smartphone)
Probably almost no tracking (excluding the cellular method)
None for me.
So far I haven’t seen the community talking about old school and minimal phones. So I guess I just leave this here.