"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
This was why, when given a choice between a free (company-owned phone), and a reimbursement of a portion of a personal phone bill, I chose the latter. My phone, my privacy.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
In my experience, the military doesn't really track it. I know that higher level commanders are issued blackberries and allowed to call who they want, text and check email.
I had a regular issue phone when I was on battalion staff and no one monitored what calls I made, but the brigade comms officer did monitor text messages and could read all of them. As long as they weren't inappropriate, he didn't seem to care. I used to text operational stats and personnel information to other staff officers all the time and he never said a word to me.
I had my own personal cell and used that to make non-work related calls. I only used my Govt. phone to make non-work related calls if I had no service on my personal phone; which was odd because they were both AT&T.