Requesting info on Ubuntu Touch
I reside in the USA and using an Apple iPhone for the past 12 years or more and my carrier is AT&T. I would like to dump the iPhone and purchase one of the compatible phones for Ubuntu Touch. I have not looked at any particular make yet. Is it possible using Touch to not use a carrier in my case AT&T and run the phone off a Wifi System only? Could I use my same cell number? Other than the invasion of privacy by Google and Apple are there any other benefits?
As far as I know you cannot keep your cell number without a carrier.
If you're thinking about having a carrier plan but only using calls over wifi, this is not supported by Ubuntu Touch because of the different implementations made by various providers.
But you can use your phone over wifi without any SIM card.
Making calls using Axolotl (Signal), Fluffychat (Matrix) or Teleports (Telegram) is not yet possible but it is a goal all those apps wish to achieve.
@applee That certainly clarified a few questions. Once I purchase and install Touch do I then swap out my sim card from the iPhone and put it into the phone with Touch and start making and receiving calls or is it more involved?
Is there somewhere on this site where I may read basic information explaining the reasons going to Touch and it's capabilities?
Yes it is as simple as swaping the SIM card.
About information, there is not a single place, sorry.
There was a project about a beginners' guide, but I'm not sure where it landed.
Maybe someone with a better memory will dig that out before I can find time to search for it.