Some of the software sucks, but the phone works fine otherwise.
I need to figure out the best way to block the cameras.
What's so personal about a phone number? I have at least three phone numbers, plus one at work. Only about a half-dozen people text me regularly on #2, then there are spammers and a few legit business texts on phone #1. Mostly phone #1 is for the incessant 2FA texts from every system at work. Phone #3 is on the Fibres and doesn't get texts AFAIK.If you're OK with letting people have your personal phone number, fine. There's no technical reason for things to work that way any longer, and I don't want to be forced to disclose the number people can call whenever they want. One of the major annoyances with SMS is the assumption that someone you've texted will see and respond immediately, or respond to it faster than other forms of communication. It's gotten better because of things like Phone Link and Intel Unison, but so, so, SO many people think that everyone just lives with a phone attached to their hand. Actual calls are a whole other level of irritation. I overwhelmingly want to type what I want to communicate so there's evidence of correspondence anyway and to keep the expectations of people who want to discuss their issues with me within the realms of reason.
Anecdotal, but the Google Phone app doesn't work so hot on a device that uses dual SIMs. I separate my calls by which SIM they're coming in on using ringtones, but the Google Phone app just uses the same one for both and I wasn't able to configure this.
I'm impressed people still want their phone to actually ring and make sounds.
Unless you have a phone glued to your person as a vibrator, then without any sounds how do you know if there is an important incoming call?