1. vmmatty's Avatar
    I bought the Note 7 on release day by walking into the store and buying it outright. I had calls and other things to do that day so I simply walked out of the store with the unopened box and my Note 5 still active. Later that day I opened it up and started getting everything set up and only moved the SIM from my Note 5 to the Note 7 the next day.

    One thing I was surprised about was how little bloatware was on the original device. Usually Verizon installs a bunch of crap games and other nonsense through DT Ignite but this phone had none of that. I disabled DT Ignite and none of those apps came down and all was great.

    I did the exact same thing with the replacement phone and this time all of the bloatware games and apps were installed. I had eBay, Kindle, and a bunch of games I could uninstall. I also saw that DT Ignite downloaded about 250MB worth of data over WiFi so I'm reasonably certain that's where it came from but I could be wrong.

    I just got the Note 7 set up perfectly but I am considering doing a factory data reset and not even configuring WiFi before getting into the phone and disabling DT Ignite.

    Did I just get a fluke Note 7 when I first bought it or did Verizon have these apps pre-loaded on the replacements? Can anyone else confirm that the original Note 7s on Verizon had less bloatware out of the box? I realize I'm being critical over apps I can disable but I hate to think my replacement is somehow worse than my original.

    Thanks.
    09-21-2016 09:15 AM
  2. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Nope, mine was loaded with much more bloatware then the original.
    I must have had 5-6 different games like Big Fish Casino ETC. I uninstalled them all.
    09-21-2016 09:23 AM
  3. larry1014's Avatar
    Nope, mine was loaded with much more bloatware then the original.
    I must have had 5-6 different games like Big Fish Casino ETC. I uninstalled them all.
    I haven't seen any games on our Note 7's. It did have Kindle but we both use that anyway. I don't seem to have any problem with Verizon.
    09-21-2016 10:14 AM
  4. vmmatty's Avatar
    Just following up on this. I had my Note 7 almost completely set up and ready to go but this was just nagging at me so I had to start over. I did a factory data reset and did not enable WiFi (or a Google account). Sure enough the only apps that were on the phone were Kindle and NFL Mobile. Last time I had eBay and three or four useless games and who knows what else.

    I disabled DT Ignite and then enabled WiFi and was good to go. No apps installed outside of my control and this looks exactly like when I got my Note originally on release day.

    Does this really make a difference? Probably not. I just hated having a different experience from my original Note 7 and hated that DT Ignite installed almost 250MB of stuff outside of my control. The extra work to set the phone up again is worth the price of my sanity.
    09-21-2016 10:30 AM
  5. bluesboy77's Avatar
    Mine was loaded with more bloatware than the original.
    09-21-2016 06:25 PM
  6. pduffer's Avatar
    Gotta recoup costs involved with the recall some way.
    09-21-2016 07:04 PM
  7. dsignori's Avatar
    It's the same as the original on mine
    09-21-2016 07:21 PM
  8. larry1014's Avatar
    Just following up on this. I had my Note 7 almost completely set up and ready to go but this was just nagging at me so I had to start over. I did a factory data reset and did not enable WiFi (or a Google account). Sure enough the only apps that were on the phone were Kindle and NFL Mobile. Last time I had eBay and three or four useless games and who knows what else.

    I disabled DT Ignite and then enabled WiFi and was good to go. No apps installed outside of my control and this looks exactly like when I got my Note originally on release day.

    Does this really make a difference? Probably not. I just hated having a different experience from my original Note 7 and hated that DT Ignite installed almost 250MB of stuff outside of my control. The extra work to set the phone up again is worth the price of my sanity.
    That's strange, my Verizon Note only had Kindle (which I use) and NFL ( which I don't). No games or anything else.
    09-21-2016 07:27 PM
  9. Oj467's Avatar
    My VZW replacement only had NFL Mobile, Kindle and Slacker Radio.
    09-21-2016 08:18 PM
  10. Shawn0813's Avatar
    Mine had NFL Mobile, Kindle, Slacker Radio and some cookie jam game and slotomania nonsense.
    09-21-2016 08:21 PM
  11. ejcrossl's Avatar
    I have all the crap this time, and searched for this post because I was wondering the exact same thing. I didn't have all these kiddie games on my first Note. Business teams had to come up with some sort of measure to get that recall deficit down.
    09-23-2016 10:29 AM

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