[opensource] best phone company

richard hornsby me at rhornsby.org
Tue Dec 22 00:22:44 EST 2009


Just saw this on /. ... anyone considering VZW might want to rethink
it if this is the type of BS they're going to shove down customer's
throats, and then pretend it was such a great thing.

"Verizon has unilaterally updated user Storm 2 BlackBerries and other
smartphones so that their browser search boxes can only be used with
Microsoft Bing.

The move is part of the five-year search and advertising deal Verizon
signed with Microsoft in January for a rumored $500m."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/19/verizon_snuffs_google_for_bing/

I would say that the VZW "suck factor" just went up - if for no other
reason than forcibly removing, without consent, the user's choice.


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