Verizon Wanted To Pre-Install More Bloatware Apps For $1-2 Per Phone

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    In the least surprising news story this week Verizon reportedly offered to pre-install bloatware apps on their devices for $1-2 per phone. I am not really sure why this made headlines folks. Isn't this what Verizon does? The bloatware on their phones has been so ridiculous at times that you are left with half of your available storage. This deal may be even worse than deals they have had in the past. Apparently Verizon's offer would not only include pre-installing apps to the phone, but also putting them on the homescreen. According to the report the deal was only for Android devices and not iOS phones. The ability for Verizon to customize the software may have been the main cause for this sort of behavior.

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    Only $2? Sweet! I'll pay them $2 to install more bloatware on my phone. Where do I go to get it? I get a dollar back on my account every time I open a bloatware app too, right? Sounds fair to me.
     
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    As stated many many times, this would not be a huge deal if you could completely remove it from your phone and it not be reloaded back on your phone. The fact that they lock your phone, and install apps so you cannot remove them should be considered illegal, because they are basically taking part of your storage space and never giving it back. Now I understand that at this point it could be only say 100MB or less, but when do we worry, or when do we say enough is enough? 5 apps, 500 apps, 5MB, or 5GB? I think even them preloading any apps on your phone is too much.
     
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    You can disable most of the bloat, if not all of it.
     
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    Disable is not remove. I know i can and do disable most of the bloatware, but you should be able to remove it all. If i buy my phone outright, then it is my phone, not the phone companies, and they should have no say what is on my phone.
     
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    Should but you can't. That's not changing. Verizon, Samsung, HTC own the phones even though you have ownership of them.

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    DT Ignite is the app that pre-installs the bloat (like games, etc). It can be disabled. I do this on each and every android I sell

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    What phones? I've never seen or heard of that app.

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    Oh well that doesn't surprise me.

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