Frequently Asked Questions
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What type of phone do you configure?
We use the Google Pixel 4a, 4a 5G, and 5 due to their compatibility with GrapheneOS. They are great phones that have been used due to their security chip and overall performance.
Is the phone safe?
Absolutely! We take special care to make sure that all aspects of the phone are secure and safe before sending it out to you. We only use brand new phones to ensure that our clients receive a quality product.
What Operating System (OS) do you use?
We use GrapheneOS, regarded as the most secure phone operating system at this time. Edward Snowden has also acknowledged its security features. You can learn more about GrapheneOS via: https://grapheneos.org/features
If I were configuring a smartphone today, I'd use @DanielMicay's @GrapheneOS as the base operating system...
GrapheneOS has absolutely no google applications or services pre-installed. Due to this not all applications will work with this phone, though most of the security and privacy based applications such as Signal, Telegram, Protonmail, and many more do work. In some cases where a client requires a phone that can function with a larger number of applications we can use CalyxOS.
What apps can I run?
GrapheneOS has absolutely no google applications or services pre-installed. Due to this not all applications will work with this phone, though most of the security and privacy based applications such as Signal, Telegram, Protonmail, and many more do work. In some cases where a client requires a phone that can function with all their favourite apps we can use CalyxOS.
Will the battery last as long?
What privacy apps are pre-installed?
Why is it important to replace the original OS?
Is it legal to have a privacy phone?
Absolutely! Privacy is a human right, over 130 countries have constitutional statements regarding the protection of privacy, in every region of the world. We all have the natural right to communicate and share opinions, thoughts, and information. Privacy allows for norms, ethics, and laws to be freely discussed, tested, challenged, and evaluated. Democracy, therefore, cannot flourish and develop, nor indeed exist, without privacy.
Being able to make decisions privately without being scrutinized – and controlling how and to what extent that private information is communicated to others – is at the very core of personhood and individuality. A lack of privacy can lead to self-censorship and therefore a loss in a piece of who you are.