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Old 06-03-2008, 06:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Today both my girlfriend and I with O2 Pearl 8100's had a FaceBook icon added to our menu, despite never having requested it or been to FaceBook.

I can only assume O2 deem it acceptable to try and 'spam' links on people now to try and promote using 3rd party services.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I got it too!

Actually they are just trying to provide it to those who want to have it as part of their service .

You can either hide it or delete the service book for it to remove it but it will return from time to time.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually they are just trying to provide it to those who want to have it as part of their service.
It's lucky I don't have an icon for every site I might want to have as part of my service. ;)

At least I can delete it so thanks for the pointer.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You guys on O2 UK or Ireland?
I am on Ireland and got it also
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I just received this too - I'm on O2 UK. I'm pretty appalled by this - does this mean O2 can just send me anything they like any time they like? What if I don't want my settings mucked about with by them?
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Today both my girlfriend and I with O2 Pearl 8100's had a FaceBook icon added to our menu, despite never having requested it or been to FaceBook.

I can only assume O2 deem it acceptable to try and 'spam' links on people now to try and promote using 3rd party services.
Not everyone that owns a blackberry is aware of third party apps as well as how to upload them with desktop manager or OTA. Don't get your panties in a bunch. Not everyone is a member or bbf.com and stay up-to-date on everything new from RIM.

Delete the app or hide it and be on your marry way. The new OS's are coming with it out of the box, would you feel angry at that? It's a service RIM offers, chill.
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deleting wont do anything. its pushed via service book and will be pushed back. just hide it and you wont even know its there
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The new OS's are coming with it out of the box, would you feel angry at that? It's a service RIM offers, chill.
The point is, my device did not come with it out of the box. Thus RIM/O2 forced software onto hardware that *I* own.

It may well be a "service" that RIM offer. I wonder how much revenue they are receiving from FaceBook for it.

Would you be happy if Microsoft put software for MSN Spaces on your PC? No, I thought not.
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The point is, my device did not come with it out of the box. Thus RIM/O2 forced software onto hardware that *I* own.

It may well be a "service" that RIM offer. I wonder how much revenue they are receiving from FaceBook for it.

Would you be happy if Microsoft put software for MSN Spaces on your PC? No, I thought not.
I totally agree. And although my PC no doubt did come with an MSN icon, at least when I deleted it, it didn't just get pushed straight back to me.

I emailed O2 to complain, and they wrote back helpfully telling me what Facebook is, and how I could use it to build social networks with my friends. Thanks for that... However, I bought my Blackberry as a business tool, and I *really* object to having my provider decide what tools should appear on my main menu.

It would be (just about) acceptable for O2 to email or SMS me to tell me about their exciting new tie-in with Facebook. But to put an icon on my desktop, where there previously wasn't one, without my consent, and not allow me to delete it, is not acceptable to me.

I suggest anyone else who feels the same way emails O2 to tell them so.
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