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Punkt: A minimalist Android for the paranoid

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Re: Dazed and confused...maybe because I'm seventy....

"Many countries require ID for PAYG."

Like in the US, most phones refuse to activate without a full-on registration process including presenting your full name and so on, and the stuff is double-checked before registration is complete, meaning attempting to fudge the name can get you in trouble with the FCC (who sets the requirements re: emergency communications, police actions, etc.). Most people in the US who use prepaid phones because have bad credit and can't qualify for postpaid plans with a bill.

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