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Old 05-10-2009, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone else get a bunch of junk pushed to their phone today. For some reason I had a locked up phone when I woke up, the clock was about four hours behind and the phone was unresponsive. When I restarted I was gifted with about eight new icons I didn't have before, Tetris, MobiTV, mobile banking, Scrabble, Pac Man, My cast weather, etc.
I assume I can't rid of these, I just have to move/hide them, unless someone knows different something I don't. Is this AT&T or RIM doing this?
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That's your carrier pushing down applications that they think you should get. You can either delete them or hide them, but you can get rid of them.

I recommend that you hide them as if you delete them then the next time you do a battery pull or your carrier resends the service books they will come back.
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That started about 2 weeks ago. It's AT&T.
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Maybe I'll just send a bunch of useless trash when I mail my bill in, see how they like that.
This is getting ridiculous.
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Yeah. . . I found several new items I don't want when I upgraded. Just hid them. As someone else already pointed out, if you delete them, they'll just come back next time you do a hard reset.

In the big scheme of things it's not a big deal, but it still irritates me, too.
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I think you should, send them a lot of flyers from Verizon or Sprint and see how they like it
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Send them your junk mail!!!!!
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Maybe I'll just send a bunch of useless trash when I mail my bill in, see how they like that.
This is getting ridiculous.
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I think you should, send them a lot of flyers from Verizon or Sprint and see how they like it
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Send them your junk mail!!!!!
That would be hilarious. I am actually considering it, but I'm kind of worried about the service I would recieve after that, or any other ramifications...

So annoying that you can't just delete that stuff!
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This is one case where I wish Rim would follow Apple's lead. Apple will not allow AT&T to sell the iPhone with AT&T installed junkware.
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