I know this ain't exactly a Verizon support forum, BUT there's enough advanced techies and privacy advocates here that I figured this may just be the perfect place to ask the following questions... Against every fiber of my being, I broke down and bought a Moto G7 so that I'd have a hotspot while travelling; I didn't want a smart phone, but this was the most cost effective way, after doing a ton of research and wasting time talking to way too many carriers' salespeople. Our plan has enough data included, but I've never used any of it because of my distate for smartphones and preference for old-style clamshell phones. Sigh... goodbye Kyocera Dura XV, "Hello Moto." grrrrrrrr..... On my old phone, my phonebook was just that.. a collection of names and numbers saved only to my phone, for me and only me to manage, save, and know about as I wished. On this new one, I can NOT find a way to save anything other than to the google account(s) my phone is linked to. Is there a way to maintain my contacts locally on the device or card, and ONLY locally?!?!? It's hard enough to give up my conscientious objection to smartphones, but to have to adopt Google too is gonna kill me. Interwebs searches have been less than fruitful... everything I find is about how great and easy it is to manage Google contacts. Also, the Verizon salesdude yesterday (don't worry, I bought my phone unlocked elsewhere for 1/2 as much) told me that as of the end of December, NONE of the three 3G clamshell phones we currently have on our three lines will work anymore; they are shutting down their 3G network and all phones will have to be 4G/LTE after December. IS THIS TRUE?!?!? I hadn't heard a thing about it, and would have been mucho bugged if I woke up on Jan. 1st to find out that we had absolutely no phone service. Some rudimentary research shows that Verizon will not be allowing 3G phones to be ACTIVATED or added after December, but that they will leave the 3G network in place until December of 2020. Anyone have any other info? Sigh.. I just want a phone and the ability to get my email and do a little internet reconnaissance of new areas when travelling. That's all. Now.... I have to sell my soul to Google for that privilege?