I talked to Verizon about this issue and they said it was done by HTC so I called HTC. They said they are aware of the problem and are trying to resolve it. When a solution is developed they will post it on their website www.htc.com/support. Hope this helps some people calm down. It's all good peeps
Another valid complaint...when you plug the phone into your computer, your brower opens, or is redirected to verizon's v cast manager page, imploring you to download it. There's another thread here on it. Verizon told me pretty much, that's the way it is.
The Cable Company analogy is flawed, unless of course your Cable Company is force installing always-on applications like Microsoft Messenger and Garmin GPS Navigator, on your cable box. If they are, you should tell your story to one of the plethora of Tech writers who would be interested in reporting this.
i'm sure you know i was being sarcastic....but they DO force channels on me that i don't want and that slows down my cable browsing experience....same general concept.
I didn't know you were being sarcastic. You gave no indication, and your plethora of forum posts makes it difficult to understand your motivation(s) here.
That clarified, browsing (assuming Internet browsing via tcpip) actoss the cable RF plant would be done on different freqencies than those used for video. Alternatively, if you meant channel browsing (i.e. channel surfing) then more channels is a better option for the masses than ease of channel surfing for a few. It's hard to argue that autorun+alwayson Skype benefits the masses.
Then you will have to define benefit towards the masses that 100 channels is better for everyone. That's like saying to someone who only watches 3 channels and paying for 100 channels it benefits them.