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Old September 21st 16, 09:02 AM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,misc.phone.mobile.iphone
Rod Speed
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Default Do you disable carrier diagnostic software on your cell phone?

Horace Algier wrote

Do you turn off your carrier diagnostics collection on your cell phone?
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Nope, I'm not that stupid.

I don't have an iOS phone, but, monthly, I reset
my T-Mobile Android phone to factory defaults.
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More fool you.

Invariably, the question comes up by T-Mobile diagnostic software
of whether I want the cellular carrier to collect diagnostics, or not:
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When I press for "more information", I'm taken to this web page:
https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2929


Which explains:
"What types of information does T-Mobile collect?
Device signal strength
System crashes
Dropped calls records
Battery performance
Application usage"


That web page suggests I download this T-Mobile app:
http://www.t-mobile.com/landing/down...obile-app.html


Which I never do because I already have the T-Mobile
"System Manager Application", which says:
"This software collects diagnostic data..."
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To disable data collection, go to:
Settings Accounts BAckup and reset Collect Diagnostics
Turn off the checkbox "Allow Diagnostics"
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*My question for Android users:*
Q: Do you turn off the carrier diagnostic data-collection software?
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I'm not that stupid.

My question for iOS users:
Q: Do the carriers do the same data collection on iOS phones?


Nope.