DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 41

Thread: Verizon Over Charging for EA Apps

  1. RS Admin
    pc747's Avatar
    Member #
    18832
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    16,613
    Liked
    1675 times
    Phone
    moto droid
    Premium Member
    #1

    Verizon Over Charging for EA Apps











    Many verizon users have come to expect preloaded apps on our phone and the thought was that maybe it was so that it help with the cost of the device. Well I have been made aware by a few people that verizon charges us more for ea games then any other carrier. We are being charged 7.99 for tetris while people of other carriers are paying 2.99. When I called up verizon I was not happy with the answer I got. The good thing is that its only ea games that is affected and not any other apps on the market. But If I am stuck with preloaded apps like NFS (ea game) and other apps that I can not remove with out rooting then I should not also have to pay twice as more for an ea app as people on other carriers.

    Screen shots will be posted in thread.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. RS Admin
    pc747's Avatar
    Member #
    18832
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    16,613
    Liked
    1675 times
    Phone
    moto droid
    Premium Member
    #2
    Screen shots:
    Thanks to Scorpdx @ andriodforums and others for submitting:

    Bejeweled 2 for other carriers:








    Tetris on other carriers:

    Last edited by pc747; 03-03-2011 at 04:36 PM.
  4. Droid Ninja
    dfuser312553's Avatar
    Member #
    110383
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,084
    #3
    Seriously??? Thanks pc!
  5. Master Droid
    Beardface's Avatar
    Member #
    54359
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    601
    Liked
    18 times
    Phone
    HTC Thunderbolt
    #4
    So, I have to ask... what was the reasoning Verizon gave you?
  6. Premium Member
    hookbill's Avatar
    Member #
    10332
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    N.E. Ohio
    Posts
    19,575
    Liked
    16 times
    Phone
    Droid Bionic
    Premium Member
    #5
    Now you look here young man. Who do you think you're fooling with. You will pay exactly what Verizon tells you and you'll stop your complaining now!

    Well, that's a heads up not to buy anything EA from Verizon. Interesting stuff pc747.
    Please be respectful. Respect is #1 here at DF Please read our Guidelines of Conduct
  7. RS Admin
    pc747's Avatar
    Member #
    18832
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    16,613
    Liked
    1675 times
    Phone
    moto droid
    Premium Member
    #6
    I asked a csr and she said she would do some research.

    She called back and said "We are charging you extra to ensure our games are safe".

    I thanked her for taking the time to get that info and politely told her to have a nice day. I know that was the answer they gave her and was not going to be rude to a person passing alone the info. But it is clear that verizon must have a deal with ea and we are paying for it.
    The bejeweled screen shot was from sprint and the tetris was from t-mobile so its not like maybe its just one carrier offering it cheaper.
  8. Droid Ninja
    dfuser312553's Avatar
    Member #
    110383
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,084
    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill View Post
    Now you look here young man. Who do you think you're fooling with. You will pay exactly what Verizon tells you and you'll stop your complaining now!..
    Lawlz
    Yet another thing to make sure I hashtag Verizon on twitter.
  9. Super Moderator
    Bob Dammit's Avatar
    Member #
    14607
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    N 42 05.183 W 079 10.914
    Posts
    1,718
    Liked
    37 times
    Phone
    Droid.
    Premium Member
    #8
    What happens if we buy apps from the market website and have them pushed to out phones? Do we pay the price listed on the website, or do we get the exclusive Verizon price plan? Who gets the extra money, Verizon or EA?
    I touched Lord Stanley's Cup on 1/2/11.
  10. Droid Sensei
    kodiak799's Avatar
    Member #
    39354
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    4,704
    Liked
    399 times
    Phone
    HTC Rezound
    #9
    Well, they are still getting paid to put pre-loaded apps on there. The whole Vcast or whatever mechanism is mostly designed to take advantage of foolish/lazy people.

    The simple fact of the matter is all the whining in the world isn't going to make a difference until people start voting with their wallets. Even if this stuff truly irritated me it's not practical for me to consider switching carriers. VZW's turn last year was like 1-2%, which is incredibly low (think AT&T was @ 7% and Sprint 15%+) - they look at that and laugh at our idle threats.
  11. RS Admin
    pc747's Avatar
    Member #
    18832
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    16,613
    Liked
    1675 times
    Phone
    moto droid
    Premium Member
    #10
    I tried that it will not allow you to. It grays out all verizon phone so basically you have to pay the verizon price. Some one told me a work around but i want to look into it and make sure its legal and it will not submit users to potential malware.
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Verizon is charging me minutes for Droid data use
    By studiopeg in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 10:43 PM
  2. Replies: 46
    Last Post: 02-19-2010, 11:09 AM
  3. Verizon charging for GV text messaging?
    By Guindalf in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-24-2010, 09:19 PM
  4. Verizon charging for google voice SMS?
    By wil318466 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-12-2009, 10:44 AM

Search tags for this page

android preloaded apps ea tetris free
,
android uninstall tetris
,
apps for verizon charge
,
do verizon iphones overcharge
,
does verizon charge for tetris
,
droid apps you need to pay verizon for
,

droid charge apps

,
ea apps 2011
,
how do you pay for apps on verizon
,
how to win lawsuit against verizon for overcharge va
,
is tetris for 7.99 a one time charge for the samsung fascina
,
samsung galaxy tab battery overcharge
,
verizon charge for aps
,
verizon charge navigation on droid
,

verizon charges for apps

,
verizon charges more for ea games
,
verizon droid how do i pay for apps?
,
verizon droid x how to buy apps
,
verizon is charging me with some games how can i remove game
,
verizon mobile overchages
,
verizon over charging apps
,
verizon overcharge for sms
,
verizon overcharging for vcast
,
what apps come preloaded on a verizon charge
,
what apps come with verizon charge
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+