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  1. thatdarnpunk's Avatar
    So with all of the excitement on this board right now about the upcoming Note release, I'm a bit bummed to be switching over to Verizon now. Yeah, I know, it's only one extra week of a wait, but it sucks to not be able to be a part of the excitement.

    Anyway, are there any other drawbacks related to Verizon that I should know about? I hear the extra wait relates to a crapload more bloatware from VZW. Can this all be disabled? Will it slow the phone down at all?
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    10-12-2014 08:41 PM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Get used to waiting for Verizon to do things, that's their norm.

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    mike7728 likes this.
    10-12-2014 09:24 PM
  3. jayochs's Avatar
    So with all of the excitement on this board right now about the upcoming Note release, I'm a bit bummed to be switching over to Verizon now. Yeah, I know, it's only one extra week of a wait, but it sucks to not be able to be a part of the excitement.

    Anyway, are there any other drawbacks related to Verizon that I should know about? I hear the extra wait relates to a crapload more bloatware from VZW. Can this all be disabled? Will it slow the phone down at all?
    yeah, as a verizon customer of 17 years, just like they said above...get ready to wait for verizon to do things. all OS updates take longer on verizon. their bloat is bad, but so is ATT's and everything. pretty much every piece of bloat you can disable on android phones nowadays, so that's not bad.

    verizon is just like the rest of big corporate america: you pay out the *** for service that's arguably better than the rest. i say arguably bc their LTE speeds are absolute garbage where i live, when they used to be great. the oversaturation of their LTE network is starting to get bad, and they're not adding XLTE out fast enough. my LTE speeds are less than 3G speeds, but unfortunately there's no easy way to switch down to 3G on their phones anymore.

    i can't leave though because i've still got unlimited and such an old plan that i pay 130 a month with taxes for 3 phones.
    10-12-2014 09:28 PM
  4. yellowcanary73's Avatar
    Don't forget last time we didn't get some of the Samsung free offers our the earphones.

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    10-12-2014 09:33 PM
  5. fragologist's Avatar
    I've been on verizon for a decade and yes they do add bloatware like everyone else. Thankfully samsung allows you to disable bloatware apps that cannot be deleted so they will not run in the backgroung and take up memory and processor speed. As far as the waiting, that cannot be fixed. Verizon takes their sweet time for android updates and phone releases. However, the waiting can be good because you get a chance to see issues with the new phones prior to release and you may change your mind and go with another option. The only positive with verizon is with their 4g...which has always been fast for me which is why I stick with verizon.
    10-12-2014 09:53 PM
  6. thatdarnpunk's Avatar
    Unboxing videos this time around clearly show earphones? Do we still expect VZW to remove the earphones from all of the boxes?
    10-12-2014 10:00 PM
  7. raf66's Avatar
    Unboxing videos this time around clearly show earphones? Do we still expect VZW to remove the earphones from all of the boxes?
    Why would that be?


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    10-12-2014 10:13 PM
  8. delco714's Avatar
    yeah, as a verizon customer of 17 years, just like they said above...get ready to wait for verizon to do things. all OS updates take longer on verizon. their bloat is bad, but so is ATT's and everything. pretty much every piece of bloat you can disable on android phones nowadays, so that's not bad.

    verizon is just like the rest of big corporate america: you pay out the *** for service that's arguably better than the rest. i say arguably bc their LTE speeds are absolute garbage where i live, when they used to be great. the oversaturation of their LTE network is starting to get bad, and they're not adding XLTE out fast enough. my LTE speeds are less than 3G speeds, but unfortunately there's no easy way to switch down to 3G on their phones anymore.

    i can't leave though because i've still got unlimited and such an old plan that i pay 130 a month with taxes for 3 phones.
    Unlimited is officially gone with any upgrade unless you buy it retail..awesome, right?
    10-12-2014 10:14 PM
  9. clatus's Avatar
    Unlimited is officially gone with any upgrade unless you buy it retail..awesome, right?
    All carriers did this. And t-mobile unlimited doesn't even get grandfathering. In fact, it reverts to 1GB.
    10-12-2014 10:17 PM
  10. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I didn't pre-order the Note 4 yet mainly because my account is all screwed up and won't let me. However, this extra time has me wondering what the Nexus 6 on Verizon will be like. Will they allow Edge pricing? Will this be the same as the GSM Nexus 6 devices coming out? I will most likely end up with the Note 4. But, since I haven't pre-ordered, the wait might make me hold off a little longer.

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    10-12-2014 10:31 PM
  11. rusty502's Avatar
    Why would that be?


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    Because, they did it with the Note 3.
    10-12-2014 11:04 PM
  12. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Unboxing videos this time around clearly show earphones? Do we still expect VZW to remove the earphones from all of the boxes?
    This is probably why Verizon users are getting the note 4 a week later, takes time to remove the earphones.

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    10-12-2014 11:21 PM
  13. clatus's Avatar
    I don't think any US variants are getting headphones. I just checked "whats in the box" for Verizon, At&T and t-mobile and none of them say headphones.
    10-12-2014 11:32 PM
  14. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I was being sarcastic, Verizon is the carrier that has become the one known for taking everything away.

    Verizon has become the leader in taking things away and last to release phones, updates.

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    10-12-2014 11:37 PM
  15. Willn's Avatar
    So with all of the excitement on this board right now about the upcoming Note release, I'm a bit bummed to be switching over to Verizon now. Yeah, I know, it's only one extra week of a wait, but it sucks to not be able to be a part of the excitement.

    Anyway, are there any other drawbacks related to Verizon that I should know about? I hear the extra wait relates to a crapload more bloatware from VZW. Can this all be disabled? Will it slow the phone down at all?
    No major drawbacks besides the bloat and late releases, most customers select Verizon for their coverage and thats one major step up for anyone who travels alot. Half of the bloat on Samsung phones are from Verizon and the other half is from Samsung. Both companies are big offenders of slapping useless apps on your phone. Most of them can be turned off manually which removes them from your app list so you dont have to see them.
    10-12-2014 11:46 PM
  16. JimSmith94's Avatar
    This is probably why Verizon users are getting the note 4 a week later, takes time to remove the earphones.

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    And to scratch the 'V' into every phone!
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    10-12-2014 11:49 PM
  17. clatus's Avatar
    I was being sarcastic, Verizon is the carrier that has become the one known for taking everything away.

    Verizon has become the leader in taking things away and last to release phones, updates.

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    taking everything away? Im not sure i understand. What did they take from you?
    10-12-2014 11:52 PM
  18. reesh11's Avatar
    It's true. I can remember having the Note 3 and there were some settings missing. I could tell when comparing it to the AT&T variant.

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    10-13-2014 12:07 AM
  19. CrudeOne's Avatar
    Hold on you guys mean to tell me Verizon isn't getting the Note 4 until the 23rd or is the shipping date by the 23rd for pre orders and they'll be in the store on the 17th which is it???

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    10-13-2014 12:11 AM
  20. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I like Verizon. There wasn't much bloat ware on my s5.
    10-13-2014 12:12 AM
  21. clatus's Avatar
    It's true. I can remember having the Note 3 and there were some settings missing. I could tell when comparing it to the AT&T variant.

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    hmm i doubt that. they were probably in a different place.

    Anyway, AT&T throttles their customers data, so I wouldn't trust them.
    10-13-2014 12:22 AM
  22. Willn's Avatar
    Hold on you guys mean to tell me Verizon isn't getting the Note 4 until the 23rd or is the shipping date by the 23rd for pre orders and they'll be in the store on the 17th which is it???

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    lol thats a good question, I spent much of my day today trying to answer that specific question with very little luck. I've seen conflicting answers from different sources of official reps. I did send a question on the verizon site to get an official answer as to if it will be available for in store purchase on the 17th. I have not received an answer back though
    10-13-2014 12:23 AM
  23. nlitenme's Avatar
    Why would that be?


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    Because, they did it with the Note 3.
    And the Note 2.
    10-13-2014 12:25 AM
  24. CrudeOne's Avatar
    lol thats a good question, I spent much of my day today trying to answer that specific question with very little luck. I've seen conflicting answers from different sources of official reps. I did send a question on the verizon site to get an official answer as to if it will be available for in store purchase on the 17th. I have not received an answer back though
    I appreciate it I'm going to keep checking myself if I find out something I'm going to touch base back in here.

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    10-13-2014 12:26 AM
  25. reesh11's Avatar
    hmm i doubt that. they were probably in a different place.

    Anyway, AT&T throttles their customers data, so I wouldn't trust them.
    They weren't in a different place it was taken away totally. I know because I want the only one that had the problem finding it. It wasn't there. I couldn't care less about throttled data I rarely even get to 1 GB since both my work and home have Wifi.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-13-2014 01:18 AM
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