08-20-2016 09:32 AM
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  1. Delirious D's Avatar
    Then what's the point of the app? Without it you can already go to the apps and disable... At least I could on my LG G3 on AT&T. I just hated knowing it was still there and unable to delete apps like Amazon, etc.
    Thats the thing about carrier bloatware. Sometimes you choose disable or uninstall and it magically pops up again. Thats the issue i have with my lg g2 (i use it as an mp3) on airplane mode and yet sprint **** keeps coming back. With this app. You wont see the icons or know its there. Wont show up on application list either.
    08-17-2016 09:52 AM
  2. DroidDavi's Avatar
    I work for vzw most devices have about 9 added apps to it

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-17-2016 10:06 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Then what's the point of the app? Without it you can already go to the apps and disable... At least I could on my LG G3 on AT&T. I just hated knowing it was still there and unable to delete apps like Amazon, etc.
    On Verizon in the past, not all apps could be disabled in the app manager.

    Keep in mind disabling some system apps in package disabler could have negative repercussions.
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    08-17-2016 12:18 PM
  4. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Only been with AT&T & T-Mobile, switched to T-Mobile about 9 months ago, T-Mobile has less bloatware on the phones. I also got my unlimited data back and 7GB of mobile hotspot for tethering. Before making a switch, check their coverage maps to see if the places you normally travel to have good coverage or not. I haven't had any issues since I've switched to T-Mobile... not that I had any with AT&T.
    08-17-2016 01:35 PM
  5. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    wish sprint would offer nfl access like verizon. o well
    I wish Verizon would stop putting it on phones. I don't want that garbage wasting space on my phone. First thing I always disable on my phone is that NFL app followed by the Facebook app. Unfortunately the Facecrap app always re-enables itself every time you restart the phone. Annoying Verizon re-activating their bloatware after you disable it.
    08-17-2016 02:17 PM
  6. billykac's Avatar
    On Verizon in the past, not all apps could be disabled in the app manager.

    Keep in mind disabling some system apps in package disabler could have negative repercussions.
    ^^ This ^^

    There are many apps you can't even see within the stock App Manager on VZW, crapware and otherwise. In Package Disabler Pro, you get access to everything, much like you do with root.

    Also agree that you must be careful with this app. I never use the "Disable All Bloatware" function - some Samsung owners had issues with this. I go in can hand-select the offending apps.

    As with a previous poster, I've never turned off Package Disabler Pro prior to an OTA update as you are supposed to do. I've yet to have a hiccup with that. It's going on my N7 right away.
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    08-17-2016 04:05 PM
  7. Acapella75's Avatar
    So I usually don't get carrier phones, but my current phone's USB port is slowly dying and the Note 7 being round the corner is probably going to be my next phone.

    I'm with AT&T, I have no qualms about switching providers ... I think T-Mobile has the least amount of bloat, but I'm not certain. How many apps does T-Mobile put on their Galaxy phones?

    I posted this in another thread but I will say it here, I just got back from an AT&T store. They had a Note 7 on display and I was playing with it. I gave me the option to remove all of the AT&T stuff and a majority of the Samsung apps.
    Shamshi-Adad, akin_t and Versed like this.
    08-17-2016 04:57 PM
  8. Tom Westrick's Avatar
    Just buy unlocked, most companies have their own financing plans these days
    08-17-2016 05:08 PM
  9. akin_t's Avatar
    I posted this in another thread but I will say it here, I just got back from an AT&T store. They had a Note 7 on display and I was playing with it. I gave me the option to remove all of the AT&T stuff and a majority of the Samsung apps.
    By remove you mean completely uninstall?
    08-17-2016 05:17 PM
  10. Acapella75's Avatar
    By remove you mean completely uninstall?
    That is correct.
    08-17-2016 05:27 PM
  11. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    T-Mobile is usually pretty light. Sprint and Verizon aren't too bad. AT&T is the worst.
    Plus AT&T & Verizon put their logo on it & T-Mobile doesn't (haven't seen Note 7 but pretty sure they don't)
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    08-17-2016 05:45 PM
  12. experiment 626's Avatar
    I looked at the Ice Blue version they had just put on display at the Verizon store by me and was pleasantly surprised by how few bloatware apps Samsung allowed on their Note 7. Very lean and professional.
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    08-17-2016 05:49 PM
  13. akin_t's Avatar
    That is correct.
    Does ATT have their logo on it? Haven't had a chance to go to their store yet.

    Cause if the bloat can be uninstalled, then it's like an unlocked phone just with the lock lol.
    08-17-2016 05:51 PM
  14. Acapella75's Avatar
    Does ATT have their logo on it? Haven't had a chance to go to their store yet.

    Cause if the bloat can be uninstalled, then it's like an unlocked phone just with the lock lol.
    There was a logo from AT&T on the back
    08-17-2016 05:53 PM
  15. slayerpsp's Avatar
    Get the nfl package on direct tv then all games on your phone you don't need Verizon
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    08-17-2016 06:08 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    Plus AT&T & Verizon put their logo on it & T-Mobile doesn't (haven't seen Note 7 but pretty sure they don't)
    That part never bothered me. A logo on the back is just w/e to me. There are logos on my clothes, cars, fridges, etc. etc. --- A phone isn't different to me.
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    08-17-2016 09:27 PM
  17. Ry's Avatar
    lol logos. Don't buy carrier phones if it bothers you enough to whine about it. nbd
    08-17-2016 09:50 PM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    Verizon was horrible. Verizon apps, plus random games, a bunch of Amazon stuff.
    08-17-2016 09:51 PM
  19. debdroid1a's Avatar
    We all wish we could get NFL access... But Verizon ensured to pay to be the exclusive partner with the NFL for that
    Not ALL. I wanted it off when I was on Verizon.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    08-18-2016 03:47 AM
  20. kramer5150's Avatar
    On my LGV10 / Verizon I have the following disabled, not exactly sure how this translates over to Samsung / Verizon. I think I completely un-installed some bloat too, I don't remember what they were though. Overall Verizon bloatware is not that bad. The MyVerizon data usage widget and Message+ bloat apps are really good.

    Amazon (App was constantly running in the background and depleting battery excessively. I access Amazon through browser)
    Amazon Kindle (No need for this, would randomly deplete my battery in the background)
    Android Pay (No need for this, would randomly deplete my battery in the background)
    Verizon cloud (No need for this, would randomly deplete my battery in the background)
    Cloud Print (No need for this)
    go90 (Verizon mal-ware, google it for details, delete / uninstall if at all possible)
    Google play movies & TV ((No need for this, would randomly deplete my battery in the background))
    Google play music ((No need for this, would randomly deplete my battery in the background))
    Hangouts (Useless and un-needed)
    LG OEM Music player (doesn't play ALAC lossless audio)
    NFL Mobile (I have better ways to get my updates)
    Slacker Radio (No need for this, would constantly deplete my battery in the background)
    ThinkFree viewer (Useless and un-needed)

    [EDIT]
    Now I remember, it was Facebook that came bloated... deleted that POS after trying 2-3 app stoppers like Shutapp and Greenify they couldn't throttle it down. FB was always running in the background and draining my battery at ~10-15%. Drove me nuts, made me feel like I was back on an iPhone and the Borg collective was in control!!
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    08-18-2016 09:01 AM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Not ALL. I wanted it off when I was on Verizon.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    Well .. nothing is life is EVERYONE but I was speaking for the majority .. I think many could understand what I meant . It is a safe thing to say a TON of people like the NFL here in the US.
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    08-18-2016 10:31 AM
  22. akin_t's Avatar
    That is correct.
    I went to the AT&T store yesterday. Unfortunately, they didn't have one on display. But I did play around with the S7 edge that was on display, and the bloatware there was not removable.

    You're positive it's removable on the Note 7? Odd decision to start with the Note 7, but that's definitely the right direction. I wonder if they'll ever push more bloat via OTA update?
    08-18-2016 02:38 PM
  23. kramer5150's Avatar
    Since were on the topic anyways, my fave media for NFL on the go is AM Radio (or iHeart Radio stream)... at least in the bay area. I am HUGE 9er and Raiders fan, since I was 8 years old in 1979. Some of the most amazing calls in sports history were broadcast over AM radio.

    I am lucky in the bay area to have Ted Robinson on 49er radio, and Greg papa on the Raiders AM broadcasts. Two of the absolute best play by play guys in sports... IMHO.

    Ted is in Rio now doing the summer games.





    "!!! TOUCHDOOOOOOWWWWNNNN RRRRRRRAAAAAIDERSSS !!!!
    08-18-2016 02:38 PM
  24. akin_t's Avatar
    Well just got back from the AT&T store.

    Not all the bloat (and my god, there's a lot!) can be uninstalled, most can only be disabled.

    I'm just going to switch to T-Mobile, been contemplating the move for a while now. BingeOn will be nice for roadtrips in the car (something I do a lot of).

    I suppose most consumers don't care about these things but AT&T's insistence to use my phone as an ad for their DirectTV (it's a system app lol) just lost them a customer.
    bhatech likes this.
    08-18-2016 04:01 PM
  25. Squeeze Play's Avatar
    Lol, that sucks for you. Coverage is pretty much excellent regardless of carrier where I live, let's me switch carrier as I please.
    My point was that a lot of folks choose their carrier on unimportant things when they should be more concerned about their carrier's coverage. My area is pretty well covered by the major players.
    08-19-2016 02:45 AM
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