@mikegerwitz Since one of the ways you are tracked is by which cell towers you connect to, which is in the fundamental protocol and purpose of the phone, I think you might be a bit overly optimistic.
The only way to absolutely avoid being tracked with a cell phone is to have it completely turned off (battery out), or not have it on you. Which rather defeats the purpose of having a cell phone to begin with.
@mikegerwitz even with hardware switches there's a need for verification or trust, but a working hardware switch does get you most of the benefit with a lot less trouble.
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