@mike I would too if all the banking apps supported them.

@Alastair So really, you want a Linux phone. You just need to have the support of the banking applications before you can use one.

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@mike

I'd be happy with an affordable smart ish phone that was not Android, iOS or KaiOS based

Linux, BSD, Haiku, or even OS/2 based would be an improvement

Banking and password management apps would be essential as is being powerful enough for flawless basic operation.

@jase @mike Yes, killer apps would be, pasword management, banking and MFA, maybe contactless payments but don't tend to use that much on my current phone.

@mike @Alastair I have thought about this too. I'm more than happy to visit the mobile site for my banking app. AndBox could solve this, I believe. My must have is Bitwarden with autofill. With that, I'll gladly deal with the other issues.

@MrDers @mike Andbox? not heard of that, searching doesn't seem to have enlightened me lol

@Alastair I don’t care about apps when we have equivalent websites.

@fito some of my banking apps don't have or only have a reduced website offering.

@Alastair
I have a Linux phone (pinephone) that I use regularly. I also have a rooted Android (lineageos) phone & tablet tethered for apps that aren't on Linux mobile, or not fully functional. It works for me 😁
@mike

@Horizon_Innovations @mike so you carry two phones? Not really a viable option long term.

@Alastair @Horizon_Innovations @mike carrying 2 phones you might get "special attention" from tsa. Though I did at one time have to travel with a prototype intel cellphone for docomo that looked like a suitcase nuke ;).

@tychosoft @Alastair @mike Fortunately I live in the land Down Under and quite a few here have 2 phones, one for person and one for business.

@Horizon_Innovations @tychosoft @mike Yes I've had a business phone while being on-call, so know the pain of carrying two around.

@Alastair @mike I have one for personal/family, and one for business. I also have one for techie development. And yes, long term not really an option but you do get used to it!

@mike
I've had a Linux phone. Honestly, it was the best phone I've ever had.

@mike I look forward to the day of having a Linux phone. Would love to try out a Pinephone.

@mike I really want a Linux phone too. I’ll be picking one up soon for sure.

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