Verizon Messages will come on the Moto X+1, but you will be able to remove it
1. mturby (unregistered)
verizon, y dont u make ur own damn phone and stop frustrating ur own customers with ur stupid/retarded/boring and fu***ing modifications and apps.
3. JC557 (Posts: 1228; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Yes it is bloat because it is one more thing to keep track of to remove. If I want that app then I'll go to the Play store for it.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9723; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I will never understand why Verizon always feels the need to add their logo on the front and back of their phones. Don't even get me started on the amount of bloat pre-installed on a phone.
10. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Their logo is by far one of the most ugly logos ever - and they make the phone seem so crowded cause then you have logos here, there and everywhere -_-
12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7009; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Verizon wants to see and read what you are doing with your texts/pics i don't blame u for VERIZON controlling everything u do on your phone. I recommend buying phones UNLOCKED.
14. FrenchTea (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
No, AT&T is MUCH worse with their crap and software.
Every time I turn on my Note 2 it lags like hell because of all of AT&T's crapware auto updating.
15. wkm001 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)
How many smart phones can you purchase and use on Verizon's network that have no bloatware? Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe it is zero. With AT&T I can buy a Nexus, OnePlus One, Moto G, Sony Xperia, Asus Zenfone, etc... All unlocked, no bloat, and most of those with LTE.
5. emvxl (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
If it's Verizon, then it has to have their bloatware installed.
8. promise7 (Posts: 555; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
How is this an "Exclusive" when Evleaks posts it on his feed?
9. VLaRueC (Posts: 149; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
I happen to like the app. It has additional features over the stock app and is the same experience from phone to phone..
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5682; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
why are we just now noticing this? Verizon has done the exact same thing with every phone pre-loaded with Kit Kat including the S5, the M8 and the G3, it's the default option out of the box but it's still just that, an option. anyone with any basic Android knowledge will know how to disable this and is certainly welcome to and for other users it gives text messaging a consistent, hassle free experience across any Android device they get on Verizon now and in the future and they can also use this from any Android Tablet. this is one thing i don't really knock Verizon for.
13. wkm001 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)
Leaving Verizon for AT&T was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I wouldn't be using this fine ass OnePlus One if I hadn't. Not an ounce of boat on it!
16. Telej (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Aug 2014)
Verizon Messages isn't just a desktop app. Yes, you can have it on all your devices; iphone, android, PC etc, but it's pretty good SMS app as well. It lets you message on wifi or cell connection, back through the Verizon network. You can be on Wifi in a hotel lobby in Mexico and text someone in Kansas. They don't need to be on Verizon and they don't have to have a special app. They could have a Cricket flip phone and it works.