Keith I Myers – 2015-03-19 14:53:21-0400 – Updated: 2015-03-19 15:02:35-0400Hello +T-Mobile ,
I would like to make a recommendation for #uncarrier 10. Most mobile carriers feel the need to pre-install countless applications on our phones, many of which are either rarely used or go completely unused. Verizon and AT&T are some of the worst when it comes to this.
It is just another way that Carriers have to ring out more money from their customers. T-Mobile is actually normally very good with this to be honest but I would love to see it as a standard going forward.
-Exposes users to several security and privacy issues as these apps are installed without the user agreeing to permissions (access to contacts and location for example)
-Causes unneeded delays in software updates
-Causes the size of Over The Air upgrade packages to consume more space
-Does not give consumers the choice of services they wish to use. I dont see the point of pre-installing things like “Lookout Security” if I have another security suite I wish to use.
-Takes up space in the notification area
-Greatly diminishes re-sale value if the new customer does not use T-Mobile Services. Why would a customer need the “My Account” application if they are planning on using the phone in Spain
-Consumes background data (in which customers on capped plans may be unaware of)
Hello +T-Mobile ,I would like to make a recommendation for #uncarrier 10. Most mobile carriers feel the need to pre-install countless applications on our phones, many of which are either rarely used or go completely unused. Verizon and AT&T are some of the worst when it comes to this.Bloatware:-Causes unneeded delays in software updates-Causes the size of Over The Air upgrade packages to consume more space-Does not give consumers the
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For mobile consumers who can afford top-tier, higher capacity devices, the bloatware can be tolerated (still annoying). For those who can’t afford or don’t want to spend $400+ dollars on a phone (especially for your kids), you’re basically holding their phone’s storage hostage with all your crapware. It’s a shame when I have to tell my kid he can’t even download one game because he’s forced to be stuck with a phone full of apps he’ll never ever use.Chucky Riggs – 2015-03-19 20:31:40-0400 – Updated: 2015-03-19 20:32:37-0400+T-Mobile then uncarrier 11 guaranteed fastest updates on devices uncarrier 12 let the prepaid brand metro receive all uncarrier privlages given to T-Mobile prepaid customers. and let metro carry every T-Mobile phone
Chris Online – 2015-03-19 21:38:48-0400This definitely needs to happen since I have a few apps on my galaxy s5 that need to be removedpeaceandllov – 2015-03-20 00:37:04-0400
Oh my gosh!!!!
T-Mobile really listens and cares about their customers!!
They had no idea their customers hate bloatware
This will be resolved shortly. John Sartain – 2015-03-20 01:15:19-0400The fact the T-Mobile acctjally read this and responded is amazing thumbs up T-Mobile +T-Mobilepeaceandllov – 2015-03-20 01:17:51-0400+John Sartain
Fuck yeah. T-Mobile – 2015-03-20 01:32:07-0400+John Sartain Hey hey! Thanks for the thumbs up! We’re always hanging out in G+ and love chatting with all of customers on social! 🙂 – TerrenceShawn G – 2015-03-20 18:47:24-0400All of this is why I switched from +Verizon Wireless to +LG Nexus 5 & +T-Mobile I’m also extremely impressed +T-Mobile responded 😀