I understand what Android permissions mean and I have a specific question about two telephony permissions.
I've been using XPrivacy for a while and noticed that many apps that ostensibly have nothing to do with the low-level telephony features, nevertheless make repeated calls to
getNetworkOperatorName(). MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter is one such app.
What need would ordinary apps have to call these methods?
For example, why would MyFitnessPal care I'm using AT&T or Verizon, when the app could be running just fine on a Wi-Fi only device?