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  1. LineKill's Avatar
    Another setback for Bixby and for Verizon S8 owners.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-ga...-with-verizon/
    04-21-2017 12:52 PM
  2. afh3's Avatar
    So then, Verizon must be getting ready to take the wraps off their new shopping app (VZ Shop) that uses the camera to find items to purchase - all for the low, low price of only $4.99/month.
    04-21-2017 12:57 PM
  3. the_munc_e's Avatar
    I'm so sick of Verizon practices.

    If it wasn't for AT&T having no service at work, I would never have left
    04-21-2017 01:52 PM
  4. LineKill's Avatar
    Verizon needs to start being more careful in what they are doing. They are starting to lose more customers faster than they can replace them. They have had a net decline of 289,000 customers over the past 4 months. T-Mobile is starting to look better & better.
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    04-21-2017 02:03 PM
  5. the_munc_e's Avatar
    Verizon needs to start being more careful in what they are doing. They are starting to lose more customers faster than they can replace them. They lost 289,000 customers over the past 4 months. T-Mobile is starting to look better & better.
    T mobile doesn't even exist where I live lol.

    Only realistic options are AT&T and Verizon
    04-21-2017 02:09 PM
  6. jakebake's Avatar
    Verizon needs to start being more careful in what they are doing. They are starting to lose more customers faster than they can replace them. They have had a net decline of 289,000 customers over the past 4 months. T-Mobile is starting to look better & better.
    Yeah they are. The problem is they just do not have the coverage Verizon does. However, this crap is getting ridiculous. For my next phone I am definitely going to consider very hard about going to a different carrier. They took stuff off the note 7 and the LG v20 and now this. We don't want to have to pay for their bad version of apps. They are also the slowest to put out updates as well.
    LineKill likes this.
    04-21-2017 02:16 PM
  7. LineKill's Avatar
    T mobile doesn't even exist where I live lol.

    Only realistic options are AT&T and Verizon
    Wow, that kinda sucks! T-mobile isn't a good option for everyone that can get it, but it does work really well where I am at though.

    I get really good coverage here with all 4 carriers, but I am eyeing T-Mobile after being with Verizon for a very long time.
    04-21-2017 02:21 PM
  8. Nubwy's Avatar
    Are we forced to use VS Shop or can we just use Bixby Vision as Samsung intended?
    04-21-2017 02:23 PM
  9. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    So then, Verizon must be getting ready to take the wraps off their new shopping app (VZ Shop) that uses the camera to find items to purchase - all for the low, low price of only $4.99/month.
    Exactly. This really sounds like Verizon wants in on the deal to get associate link money.
    04-21-2017 02:26 PM
  10. LineKill's Avatar
    Are we forced to use VS Shop or can we just use Bixby Vision as Samsung intended?
    I honestly cannot answer that question. Right now you cannot use it as intended, in the future I am not so sure.
    04-21-2017 02:32 PM
  11. bhatech's Avatar
    Oh Verizon you never seize to amaze me. Hopefully, Verizon fixes this and not screw up OEM features. They want it on everything.
    04-21-2017 02:48 PM
  12. sangs's Avatar
    Only one's Verizon bows down to? Apple. My iPhone isn't encumbered by any Verizon nonsense. Too bad Samsung doesn't have the Apple clout to do the same thing.
    04-21-2017 04:21 PM
  13. LineKill's Avatar
    Only one's Verizon bows down to? Apple. My iPhone isn't encumbered by any Verizon nonsense. Too bad Samsung doesn't have the Apple clout to do the same thing.
    That would be nice wouldn't itツ
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    04-21-2017 06:52 PM
  14. aokusman1's Avatar
    The only reason I buy Verizon phones is because they are unlocked. I've never used Verizon service but my last 6 phones have all been Verizon.
    04-21-2017 06:59 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Doesn't really bother me as i already disabled bixby anyway
    04-21-2017 07:21 PM
  16. areyes163's Avatar
    Well that's yet another reason why I left Verizon. I'm lucky though as all the major carriers work well where I live.
    04-21-2017 09:05 PM
  17. the_munc_e's Avatar
    Now I'm curious what this software update is all about.

    If they **** me off enough I might just go back to AT&T.

    I wonder if they could be sued for this?
    04-22-2017 06:18 AM
  18. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Only one's Verizon bows down to? Apple. My iPhone isn't encumbered by any Verizon nonsense. Too bad Samsung doesn't have the Apple clout to do the same thing.
    The only way Samsung will get Verizon to stop taking stuff off the phones is if they just tell Verizon no, it stays or your company won't have the phone to offer. Samsung really does have the power to do that. Imagine Verizon not having the highly anticipated note 8 this fall, even with the S8 series, imagine if Verizon didn't have them now... People would leave to another carrier, the ones that have choices, which are most.

    Samsung has the power now, they need to use it.
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    04-22-2017 07:00 AM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Now I'm curious what this software update is all about.

    If they **** me off enough I might just go back to AT&T.

    I wonder if they could be sued for this?
    Sue them on what grounds?
    04-22-2017 07:49 AM
  20. the_munc_e's Avatar
    Sue them on what grounds?
    Removing features from the phone
    04-22-2017 08:12 AM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    Removing features from the phone
    Well i don't think that you would win, but you don't need a lawyer for small claims court, and the cost to file is pretty low... Let us know how it goes if you decide to do it.
    04-22-2017 07:43 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    While I hate Verizon does stuff like this.. this particular thing doesn't bother me. It wasn't a selling point for me.

    One thing they did remove that I welcome is the clean Master software.
    04-22-2017 07:45 PM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    While I hate Verizon does stuff like this.. this particular thing doesn't bother me. It wasn't a selling point for me.

    One thing they did remove that I welcome is the clean Master software.
    I don't really care either but if you did then just wait for the unlocked version and buy that so you don't have to deal with carrier modifications.
    04-22-2017 09:54 PM
  24. the_munc_e's Avatar
    I don't really care either but if you did then just wait for the unlocked version and buy that so you don't have to deal with carrier modifications.
    Well, even if you buy an unlocked version, wouldn't you still have to download their crap if you're on their service?
    04-23-2017 08:33 AM
  25. cdd543's Avatar
    Well, even if you buy an unlocked version, wouldn't you still have to download their crap if you're on their service?
    No you wouldn't.
    04-23-2017 10:46 AM
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