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    Verizon Apps

    kansaswrangler

      VZW needs to give us the ability to uninstall their crapware.

        • 1. Re: Verizon Apps
          AZSALUKI

          talk to google...they load the apps. i'm sure vzn makes sure their apps are loaded....but google loads those vzn apps, along with the non verizon apps that can not be uninstalled.

          • 2. Re: Verizon Apps
            TheGreatOne

             


            AZSALUKI wrote:

            talk to google...they load the apps. i'm sure vzn makes sure their apps are loaded....but google loads those vzn apps, along with the non verizon apps that can not be uninstalled.


             

            I know there is gmail customer care...but whom do we contact about the preinstalled apps? what customer care?

            Just to add in as i said in another post ALL android phones have preinstalled apps.

            • 3. Re: Verizon Apps
              raskolnik

               


              AZSALUKI wrote:

              talk to google...they load the apps. i'm sure vzn makes sure their apps are loaded....but google loads those vzn apps, along with the non verizon apps that can not be uninstalled.


              Not true.  The junk is put in there by HTC because Verizon makes them in order to allow the device on their network.

               

              • 4. Re: Verizon Apps
                Scanner001

                Agreed it is Verizon request the apps to be included.

                 

                I think all these apps need to be optional so you can choose to add or remove what is installed. Other bloat ware like City ID and stuff like that should have the option to uninstall. 

                • 5. Re: Verizon Apps
                  TheGreatOne

                  I wonder why someone can't make an app to uninstall the preloaded apps?  maybe it's not even possible though.

                  • 6. Re: Verizon Apps
                    AZSALUKI

                    raskolnik.....i'm not buyin that. as far as i know EVERY android device (on every carrier) has google maps, google talk, gmail, google whatever, etc. preloaded. you're tellin me vzn controls that?????

                    • 7. Re: Verizon Apps
                      tr1kst4nce

                      You guys need to realize its all a partnership.  Google has partners with lots of people/companies,  verizon does, etc.  They all have to put stuff on their stuff and vice versa to keep the partnerships and in thus helping each other out, advertising, etc.

                       

                      There's really no product anymore that doesn't come with something else in it try and sell you more stuff.  It's all a form of advertising.  Just get use to it guys.  I'd like to remove the stuff too but, yeah... can't. 

                      • 8. Re: Verizon Apps
                        w40d1n1
                        I don't pay VZ every month for them to tell me what 3rd party apps to run on my phone. 3rd party apps are a revenue stream for VZ, so VZ is making money off me (and you) on top of the existing $$ we already give them. This isn't about the free-to-use apps, this is about VZ force running apps that want additional $$ from me (on top of what I already pay VZ).
                        • 9. Re: Verizon Apps
                          supitsmike

                          w40d1n1 wrote:
                          I don't pay VZ every month for them to tell me what 3rd party apps to run on my phone. 3rd party apps are a revenue stream for VZ, so VZ is making money off me (and you) on top of the existing $$ we already give them. This isn't about the free-to-use apps, this is about VZ force running apps that want additional $$ from me (on top of what I already pay VZ).

                          For you it is, Verizon isn't some dictator of applications. Google has the largest part to deal with it. Google and the Manufacturer, assuming you have a specific UI on your phone (SENSE/MotoBLUR).

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