To what extent does the device "phone home" and to whom? I don't want something that spies on me and reports back to Google or anyone else.
EDIT: Link corrected
I don't have the answer to this question, I am looking at this phone because I would like a feature phone that i can use as a 4g hotspot to connect my laptop if I am away or my daughters tablet, but I don't want any Google software on the phone - if I did I would get one of the Android phones. I read Google Assistant is installed and I hope it can be removed.
Great. Now Google are involved. That's killed that, then. I'm not getting one now, even though I want it.