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someone complained to verizon about cityid crapware
- 05-05-2010, 11:28 AM #2
And I completely agree with him. I haven't had the pleasure yet of seeing the CityID app, but I have heard a lot of scuff around the internet about it. I have no problem with them adding in demo or trialware apps onto the phone for me to try when I buy it. But I want to be able to delete anything I don't want or need. Hence the need for rooting the phone, much like he said.
In the end Verizon knows it doesn't hurt their business, sure somebody might leave the network because of it, but the overall phone attracts more people than it shoos away. I'm actually wondering at this point what the issue would be once it's rooted in re roming it to Vanilla 2.1 if I wanted. And if you do it will it OTA from google with 2.2 etc. This is only coming up because the wife has been waiting on the 2.1 update for her Eris forever, and I don't think she will ever get it.
- 05-05-2010, 11:30 AM #3
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- 05-05-2010, 11:46 AM #12
Yeah it's part of Sense UI. Footprints can be handy if you are sending people something interesting or you take a picture of something interesting but can't remember where you took it. That's what I would use it for. As far as, "look here's big ben......where was that picture taken?" I don't think it will matter or help lol.
- 05-05-2010, 12:12 PM #13
I just wonder if it is a drain on the battery or memory. Since I dont think I will ever use it I dont want it on my phone. If someone could say that it uses extremely little battery or other resources then I wont say another word about it.
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CityID is useless. It's uselessness is compounded by the fact that everyone ports their phone number these days and the area code almost certainly doesn't match where they are actually calling from.
Maybe the software engineers from CityID have lived in one city their entire life, have never moved from there, never called anyone from outside of there, and never expect anyone else to be calling from anywhere other than the area code where they got their phone number from.
Footprints is not so great at this point. If you could: A) Zoom into the picture you took, B) Share your "footprints" with other people, then it would be much better. My colleague's daughter just went to Greece on a school trip and this app would be perfect if she could be sending her "footprints" to him.
I wish Google Maps had a way to put attach a note with a location. Who hasn't watched the Food Network and thought, "if I ever go visit City X, I'm going to eat at Restaurant Y and order Dish Z!" Right now, I can only "star" the item. By the time I get there, I won't remember what to order.
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i have to agree with the letter and the bloatware.
most IT peeps know what it does or can do (aside from just taking space) on a system.
the ability to remove the app(s) you choose to should be there...period.
heck, id even pay an extra 5-10 bucks to take it to the VZW store and have them remove the apps i dont want....
- 05-05-2010, 03:48 PM #21
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- 05-05-2010, 04:00 PM #23
Or at least an option to uninstall/delete anything you don't want or need. So what do you when the popup starts? Because I don't want that crap bothering me on every phone call, the phone is mine not a pay phone.
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