FCC Complaint - Verizon's Slacker Radio Push

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  1. onsht1kll

    onsht1kll Member

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    I see what your trying to say but do u really think they Would make an update just so They can promote a free app? If they wanted to push an icon to your phone They Don't need an update to do that ( they do it all The time to blackberries) .. my guess Would be people were complaining slacker didn't come preinstalled on it so they just threw it in on the next update

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  2. dale386

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    that's precisely what they did
     
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    Improvements: (3.26.605.1/Baseband Version: 2.15.00.07.28)
    + Updated Flash® player includes security enhancements.
    + Visual Voice Mail Wi-Fi improvements include removal of incorrect service messages and post-call notifications.
    + Enhanced support for Yahoo!® IMAP email.
    + Updated Slacker application.
    + Attach files larger than 5 MB.
    + Updated COX POP3 email settings.
    + Play YouTube videos in YouTube application.
    + Seamlessly switch between portrait and landscape views in Google Maps.™
    + Updated Comcast POP3 email settings.
    + Search key and other buttons displayed in correct order.

    Enhancements:
    + Preinstalled V CAST Apps lets users purchase applications directly from their devices and bill them to a Verizon Wireless account.

    Nothing groundbreaking, but any update is a welcome one.
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    Good luck trying to convince them the update was only for slacker radio.
     
  4. dale386

    dale386 New Member

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    The point is that it's just not necessary to install it as a core, uninstallable, application.
     
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    I don't disagree with you there. For them I am sure slacker and HTC or vzw had an agreement in place to include this in the update. Which equates to one thing....money. If you read the update when it hit the phone, I believe it did say it included slacker. I don't have an incredible so I can't say that for sure but I remember all the posts about it when that update did hit.
     
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    Yep, but you can't get the "real" updates without Slacker. It's a bundle.
     
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    I know, I don't think you are wrong for being upset about it but I do think with all the announcements that mentioned what the update included, you won't be able to make a case at all.
     
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    That's weird. I updated and didn't get Slacker. :( I feel left out of this forced advertisement.

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    Me too, no Slacker came with my my upgrade:icon_eek:

    I think it's an issue with your particular phone and software.

    Ron W.
     
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    good gosh, the *****ing about meaningless stuff.

    jitterbug doesn't have forced updates in case it's that big of a problem for ya...
     
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    1) Create your own cell phone company and service, or
    2) Root your phone.

    Really no other way around it. I'm pretty sure something in the contract you signed allowed them to push whatever updates they want to your phone.
     
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