03-08-2015 10:51 PM
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  1. Moo Cow's Avatar
    This thread is different to me. Usually people complain the VZW logo is plastered on the phone everywhere like past models of phones. You never see this one UNLESS you have a clear case as the OP has or use no case at all. And yet people want to remove it? Guess everyone has their preferences.

    Of course, mine is one of the 64GBs that just has the "Droid 64GB" down to the bottom and no VZW logo. But because I use a NFL Otterbox, it's never seen. Just the team logo, that's all.
    02-11-2015 11:55 AM
  2. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    Im glad to have the 64 G without the verizon logo. I do actually like the DROID 64BG logo though and to the person who asked if you can get rid of that too...it looks like you cant because if you look close you see the BN is cut around it.

    Funny, remember the days of the old flip phone that said verizon front and back and again near the speaker inside!?
    02-12-2015 06:41 PM
  3. jessegio34's Avatar
    I don't know why that's a big deal about the carrier logo being on the phone. You should be proud that you have the best network and promoting it!
    02-16-2015 10:07 AM
  4. slowmyke's Avatar
    I don't know why that's a big deal about the carrier logo being on the phone. You should be proud that you have the best network and promoting it!
    I get what you're saying - you picked the network, why do you not like the logo/name? But to some people there's an aesthetic to it. The Verizon logo is not a particularly attractive one to begin with. Then there's the constant advertising companies do at their customers' expense. It seems more and more that companies give you a little of what you want and a little of what they want. Another good example is bloatware. Very few people use it, fewer want it. But you don't really get the choice anymore. Verizon and the droid may be one of the best carrier/phone combinations out there right now, but Verizon's going to make a few decisions for you whether you like it or not.

    All that said, I have a 32g Kevlar back and was able to completely remove the Verizon logo with just my fingernail. Looks just fine. While my finger did no damage to the phone, it did reveal a small bit of damage from something getting stuck inside the case and rubbing around. Nothing that bothers me though. If I get around to taking a picture of it, I'll post.
    02-16-2015 01:11 PM
  5. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    The way I see it is its like buying a brand new car....and having that stupid dealer logo on the back trunk hatch, having both license plate holders have the dealer name, having dealer floor mats. When you get a new car or phone, some like to have it stylish and sleek and clean and have no ads all over it. Of course the motorola and droid 64gb badges i like but the rest take away from the sleekness and premium feel of it. same with a car that has the printed dealer name on the hatch. never would I buy a BRAND new expensive car that has that. I want the car to be nice ad clean and organized looking without stupid stickers especially ones saying the dealers name. Same with buying a cheap laptop (expensive ones arent typically as bad). Cheap laptops have that huge awfl sticker on the front explaining all the crap about it. Preloaded with skype!!! yay! I need a sticker for that! lol.. my nice aluminum asus came with one nice windows 8 sticker on the bottom and one silver good looking core i3 sticker on front. looks great, no skype stickers, no sticker talking about the webcam.. just a nice sleek aluminum computer

    Is that a good comparison?
    02-17-2015 07:09 AM
  6. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    The way I see it is its like buying a brand new car....and having that stupid dealer logo on the back trunk hatch, having both license plate holders have the dealer name, having dealer floor mats. When you get a new car or phone, some like to have it stylish and sleek and clean and have no ads all over it. Of course the motorola and droid 64gb badges i like but the rest take away from the sleekness and premium feel of it. same with a car that has the printed dealer name on the hatch. never would I buy a BRAND new expensive car that has that. I want the car to be nice ad clean and organized looking without stupid stickers especially ones saying the dealers name. Same with buying a cheap laptop (expensive ones arent typically as bad). Cheap laptops have that huge awfl sticker on the front explaining all the crap about it. Preloaded with skype!!! yay! I need a sticker for that! lol.. my nice aluminum asus came with one nice windows 8 sticker on the bottom and one silver good looking core i3 sticker on front. looks great, no skype stickers, no sticker talking about the webcam.. just a nice sleek aluminum computer

    Is that a good comparison?
    I can see the car reference as I'm the same way. No dealer I go to puts stickers on but even if they do they remove them as you most likely know. A phone, however, it doesn't matter to me for some reason. Maybe its cause it didn't cost $33K lol
    02-17-2015 12:26 PM
  7. KA1OTE's Avatar
    The way I see it is its like buying a brand new car....and having that stupid dealer logo on the back trunk hatch, having both license plate holders have the dealer name, having dealer floor mats. When you get a new car or phone, some like to have it stylish and sleek and clean and have no ads all over it. Of course the motorola and droid 64gb badges i like but the rest take away from the sleekness and premium feel of it. same with a car that has the printed dealer name on the hatch. never would I buy a BRAND new expensive car that has that. I want the car to be nice ad clean and organized looking without stupid stickers especially ones saying the dealers name. Same with buying a cheap laptop (expensive ones arent typically as bad). Cheap laptops have that huge awfl sticker on the front explaining all the crap about it. Preloaded with skype!!! yay! I need a sticker for that! lol.. my nice aluminum asus came with one nice windows 8 sticker on the bottom and one silver good looking core i3 sticker on front. looks great, no skype stickers, no sticker talking about the webcam.. just a nice sleek aluminum computer

    Is that a good comparison?
    That is a very relatable analogy. Thank you.. couldn't have said it better myself.
    02-17-2015 12:43 PM
  8. KA1OTE's Avatar
    I can see the car reference as I'm the same way. No dealer I go to puts stickers on but even if they do they remove them as you most likely know. A phone, however, it doesn't matter to me for some reason. Maybe its cause it didn't cost $33K lol
    Not all dealerships remove their brandings/emblems/logos themselves. I purchased a $42k Ram truck recently and I had to spend some time removing their license plate frames and, using a heat gun and a lot of patience, removed their glued on emblem from the tailgate.

    For me, the two are the same. Whether I am buying a $600 phone or a $42k truck.. I am buying it. Period. By definition that makes it mine (and the bank's in the case of the Ram, lol). I am not paying bookoo bucks to flaunt their logos around for them. As mentioned, I have removed the dealer's stuff from my truck, and I have been considering removing certain Ram badges as well (referred to as de-badging, for those who are unaware) since the 'Ram 1500' on both front doors take up nearly 70% of the real estate on the doors. I'm not a Nascar driver, I don't plaster my truck with brand stickers or emblems. Now, if those companies decided to donate parts/items to me for use on my truck, then I would probably reconsider it. (I certainly wouldn't turn down a S&B CAI if one were offered to me!) But until then.. no stickers.

    Same goes for my VZW phone. The sticker logo is admittedly tiny in comparison to other VZW phones I have had in the past. And, bonus, it is removable. If I wasn't so taken by the appearance of the ballistic nylon backing, I would have simply slapped another Seidio case on it and called it done. However, I am one who is loving the clear case idea in order to put the appealing BN on display. Therefore, the VZW logo - at least on this phone - had to go.

    Bottom line: If I want to parade around displaying logos, I'll buy a $30 hoodie sweatshirt with 'Salt Lake City' or 'Ram Trucks' or -insert brand name here- on the front and call it a day. Or I'll pay out $12 for a clear/naked phone case with 'PureGear' plastered on the back. I do not care to pay out hundreds, or thousands, of dollars for most anything that forces me to be a walking, talking billboard when I do not want to be one. I prefer the option.
    02-17-2015 01:00 PM
  9. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Not all dealerships remove their brandings/emblems/logos themselves. I purchased a $42k Ram truck recently and I had to spend some time removing their license plate frames and, using a heat gun and a lot of patience, removed their glued on emblem from the tailgate.

    For me, the two are the same. Whether I am buying a $600 phone or a $42k truck.. I am buying it. Period. By definition that makes it mine (and the bank's in the case of the Ram, lol). I am not paying bookoo bucks to flaunt their logos around for them. As mentioned, I have removed the dealer's stuff from my truck, and I have been considering removing certain Ram badges as well (referred to as de-badging, for those who are unaware) since the 'Ram 1500' on both front doors take up nearly 70% of the real estate on the doors. I'm not a Nascar driver, I don't plaster my truck with brand stickers or emblems. Now, if those companies decided to donate parts/items to me for use on my truck, then I would probably reconsider it. (I certainly wouldn't turn down a S&B CAI if one were offered to me!) But until then.. no stickers.

    Same goes for my VZW phone. The sticker logo is admittedly tiny in comparison to other VZW phones I have had in the past. And, bonus, it is removable. If I wasn't so taken by the appearance of the ballistic nylon backing, I would have simply slapped another Seidio case on it and called it done. However, I am one who is loving the clear case idea in order to put the appealing BN on display. Therefore, the VZW logo - at least on this phone - had to go.

    Bottom line: If I want to parade around displaying logos, I'll buy a $30 hoodie sweatshirt with 'Salt Lake City' or 'Ram Trucks' or -insert brand name here- on the front and call it a day. Or I'll pay out $12 for a clear/naked phone case with 'PureGear' plastered on the back. I do not care to pay out hundreds, or thousands, of dollars for most anything that forces me to be a walking, talking billboard when I do not want to be one. I prefer the option.
    If you ask they should. If not say you'll walk. Lol
    02-17-2015 01:15 PM
  10. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    Thanks, yea I just dont like all that branding crap, I like my stuff more sleek and that one sticker really ruins it
    02-17-2015 03:05 PM
  11. maxman1's Avatar
    I don't care for the Verizon branding but, neither do I find it intolerable on a high-end, flagship, carrier-exclusive phone. My vehicles are another deal altogether when it comes to dealer stickers & badges. I routinely tell them that if they wish to rent the ad space on my vehicle we'll negotiate a monthly fee to keep it there. Lacking that, it will be removed. Not surprisingly, I've had no takers on the rental fee yet and they've all removed their logos so far...and, done so rather cheerfully after my offer.
    😜
    02-17-2015 03:43 PM
  12. kirksucks's Avatar
    So I was nervously fingernail picking and fidgeting with what I thought was a piece of loose BN and accidentally picked off the V. So I kept going. Got this far and thought it was funny. Veri Droid.

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    02-17-2015 10:53 PM
  13. KA1OTE's Avatar
    My original Turbo BN 32GB (that I removed the logo from) suffered a water encounter and has been replaced by insurance. Just following up on the previous discussion here... my replacement has no Verizon logo on the back. It has a build date of December 21, 2014. I have no way of verifying what the build date was of my original BN as the display no longer functions, however I believe it was in January 2015 sometime. This just proves that Verizon didn't add their logo to all the BN phones at first and started slapping them on there in following productions. Anyhoo, bonus here is this is one less thing I have to do to get my new BN set up the way I like it.
    02-21-2015 05:14 PM
  14. willypguy's Avatar
    The build date on my Black BN 32GB is 12/27/2014 and this does have the logo on it.
    02-26-2015 03:46 PM
  15. dcallan's Avatar
    It appears to be just embossed lettering. I rubbed/scraped the verizon logo off. You can probably use a mild solvent. Looks good without the logos.
    02-26-2015 04:47 PM
  16. KA1OTE's Avatar
    It appears to be just embossed lettering. I rubbed/scraped the verizon logo off. You can probably use a mild solvent. Looks good without the logos.
    It is actually a sticker. Put a few drops of rubbing alcohol on a paper towel, hold the towel against the sticker for about 30 seconds and the logo will peel right off. The alcohol eats the sticker's adhesive. And I agree, looks much more sharp sans logo... especially if you are using a clear/naked case.
    02-26-2015 08:23 PM
  17. dcallan's Avatar
    You must be correct. I was referring to the embossed logo on the MGF version. Best


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    02-26-2015 11:00 PM
  18. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Ah. Sorry. I started this thread noting the Ballistic Nylon as my particular culprit. On the BN, it is just a sticker.
    I recently had a black MFG for a short time (insurance sent me the wrong replacement) and I did note that the VZW logo is indeed baked on/embossed on those versions. I have read on other forums of people sanding it off with varying degrees of success. Props to you if you were able to remove it leaving little to no evidence behind.
    02-26-2015 11:41 PM
  19. keegh's Avatar
    Gotta admit, I wanted to check mine and took off my case for the first time in months.

    No logo, and on top of that sort of fell back in love with the phone without a case.
    03-01-2015 11:57 PM
  20. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Not all dealerships remove their brandings/emblems/logos themselves. I purchased a $42k Ram truck recently and I had to spend some time removing their license plate frames and, using a heat gun and a lot of patience, removed their glued on emblem from the tailgate.

    For me, the two are the same. Whether I am buying a $600 phone or a $42k truck.. I am buying it. Period. By definition that makes it mine (and the bank's in the case of the Ram, lol). I am not paying bookoo bucks to flaunt their logos around for them. As mentioned, I have removed the dealer's stuff from my truck, and I have been considering removing certain Ram badges as well (referred to as de-badging, for those who are unaware) since the 'Ram 1500' on both front doors take up nearly 70% of the real estate on the doors. I'm not a Nascar driver, I don't plaster my truck with brand stickers or emblems. Now, if those companies decided to donate parts/items to me for use on my truck, then I would probably reconsider it. (I certainly wouldn't turn down a S&B CAI if one were offered to me!) But until then.. no stickers.

    Same goes for my VZW phone. The sticker logo is admittedly tiny in comparison to other VZW phones I have had in the past. And, bonus, it is removable. If I wasn't so taken by the appearance of the ballistic nylon backing, I would have simply slapped another Seidio case on it and called it done. However, I am one who is loving the clear case idea in order to put the appealing BN on display. Therefore, the VZW logo - at least on this phone - had to go.

    Bottom line: If I want to parade around displaying logos, I'll buy a $30 hoodie sweatshirt with 'Salt Lake City' or 'Ram Trucks' or -insert brand name here- on the front and call it a day. Or I'll pay out $12 for a clear/naked phone case with 'PureGear' plastered on the back. I do not care to pay out hundreds, or thousands, of dollars for most anything that forces me to be a walking, talking billboard when I do not want to be one. I prefer the option.
    Not to go off topic here, but dealer logos aren't applied to cars until they are sold (in case the car is traded with another dealer at some point). So, simple solution is when buying a car tell them you do not want any of their advertising on the car.
    I did as much when I purchased my car years ago. However, they still put a sticky logo on. I complained to the sales person, and got 3 free oil changes from them. Sure enough, I removed the add with a blow dryer as soon as I got home.
    03-06-2015 10:43 AM
  21. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Not to go off topic here, but dealer logos aren't applied to cars until they are sold (in case the car is traded with another dealer at some point). So, simple solution is when buying a car tell them you do not want any of their advertising on the car.
    I did as much when I purchased my car years ago. However, they still put a sticky logo on. I complained to the sales person, and got 3 free oil changes from them. Sure enough, I removed the add with a blow dryer as soon as I got home.
    Not true, I've seen plenty of dealers where the logo is applied when they place it in their inventory.
    03-06-2015 04:13 PM
  22. dungoyle's Avatar
    Not true, I've seen plenty of dealers where the logo is applied when they place it in their inventory.
    This. It's a very common practice in my experience.
    03-06-2015 11:55 PM
  23. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Could be. I haven't bought a new car in 10 years, but back then none had dealer info on the cars on the lot.
    Regardless, you can add it as a stipulation in the sales agreement to have the ads removed.
    03-08-2015 10:51 PM
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