1. CarbonOak's Avatar
    I had three Verizon apps pre-installed on my unlocked Google phone: My Verizon, go90, and Message+. I was wondering if anyone else with a unlocked, non-Verizon phone had the same. I would assume it's part of their deal with Verizon?
    10-18-2017 05:55 PM
  2. billchat's Avatar
    I had three Verizon apps pre-installed on my unlocked Google phone: My Verizon, go90, and Message+. I was wondering if anyone else with a unlocked, non-Verizon phone had the same. I would assume it's part of their deal with Verizon?
    Did you put a Verizon sim card in - if so - pretty sure that is when the apps arrvied
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    10-18-2017 05:58 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    As said above it comes from seeing the Verizon SIM. With that said they can be fully uninstalled.
    Ry and firebirder like this.
    10-18-2017 06:06 PM
  4. cyndie1030's Avatar
    I had those same three installed on my OG Pixel XL when I put my Verizon sim in but you can uninstall them.
    10-18-2017 06:06 PM
  5. CarbonOak's Avatar
    Did you put a Verizon sim card in - if so - pretty sure that is when the apps arrvied
    Yes I have a Verizon SIM. Didn't realize that's what happens, but it's good to know. I did uninstall them afterwards though. Thank you
    billchat likes this.
    10-18-2017 06:10 PM
  6. enderhexfyre's Avatar
    I had three Verizon apps pre-installed on my unlocked Google phone: My Verizon, go90, and Message+. I was wondering if anyone else with a unlocked, non-Verizon phone had the same. I would assume it's part of their deal with Verizon?
    Did the same on mine I'm pretty sure they just install wen you put in the Verizon sim.
    10-18-2017 06:26 PM
  7. nelamvr6's Avatar
    I actually find the My Verizon app to be pretty handy sometimes, and I have never found it to be obtrusive. The other 2 will be gone real quick...
    Apple2Droid and firebirder like this.
    10-18-2017 08:12 PM
  8. legobricke01's Avatar
    Message+ is also an excellent app.
    10-18-2017 09:51 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    Message+ is also an excellent app.
    Yup.
    10-18-2017 11:35 PM
  10. openwheelracing's Avatar
    I use my Verizon app every day. For those Up rewards. Yes, I have unlocked Google version and I inserted my old SIM.
    10-18-2017 11:48 PM
  11. Legobricke's Avatar
    I use my Verizon app every day. For those Up rewards. Yes, I have unlocked Google version and I inserted my old SIM.
    Question....

    Did you set the phone up first and then insert the SIM or the other way around?
    10-19-2017 09:44 AM
  12. CarbonOak's Avatar
    Question....

    Did you set the phone up first and then insert the SIM or the other way around?
    SIM first and then set up my phone.
    10-19-2017 09:52 AM
  13. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    go90 is junk.

    message+ is incredible in my opinion, allows me to text and call using my cell number from a tablet, and allows me to text using my number from Windows 10 tablets/laptops/desktops. It's great browsing the web on a large screen and getting a message the same time I do on my phone and viewing/replying without needing to pick my phone up.

    My Verizon is extremely useful if the Verizon account is in your name.

    Most other Verizon apps are a waste of space, well cloud is useful if you want to take advantage of the free cloud backups for nearly all information on your phone.
    10-19-2017 10:57 AM
  14. openwheelracing's Avatar
    SIM first before initial turn on
    10-19-2017 11:10 AM
  15. diesteldorf's Avatar
    This may not be a big deal, but if anyone cares, you can setup the phone first and then insert the sim, if you don't want the apps to automatically install.

    However, 2 of them are pretty useful, and, as others have already said, all 3 are easy to uninstall.

    I normally setup my phone first, since I have service with a couple providers and like to change sims periodically.
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    10-19-2017 11:22 AM
  16. sixty_four's Avatar
    Lame. Don't the apps need permission to install? Or is the 8.0 permission model to ask for permissions when required during execution?
    10-19-2017 11:42 AM
  17. Ry's Avatar
    Lame. Don't the apps need permission to install? Or is the 8.0 permission model to ask for permissions when required during execution?
    Android allows this. It's essentially a carrier partition.
    sixty_four likes this.
    10-19-2017 12:04 PM

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