Verizon to add a few items to iPhone: Rhapsody, Navigator

Verizon to add a few items to iPhone: Rhapsody, Navigator

Summary: A few reviews noted that the Verizon iPhone isn't loaded with the carrier's services. That's true---at least for today. Next week you're getting Verizon Navigator and Verizon Rhapsody. Can the Bing icon be that far behind?

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The reviews over call quality and data speeds are in for Verizon's iPhone and generally they are good. Calls work. Data speeds are slower than AT&T.

That's the upshot of a bevy of reviews about the Verizon iPhone. Frankly it's amazing to me how many words were squeezed out of the Verizon iPhone review---it's the same iPhone 4 reviewed a year ago. Talk about stretching the word counts. But I digress.

A few reviews noted that the Verizon iPhone isn't loaded with the carrier's services. That's true---at least for today. Next week you're getting Verizon Navigator and Verizon Rhapsody. Can the Bing icon be that far behind? I started the order process (didn't follow through), but here's what I found.

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  • This doesn't look like it's getting preinstalled on the devices

    It looks more like VZW is giving one the option to buy into the subscription services - like AT&T with their in house navigation app which is a $9.99/m charge.

    I do find it interesting that most of the reviews I read with the VZW iPhone say that the data is a lot slower - I guess there was some truth to those AT&T commercials with Luke Wilson after all.
    athynz
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  • RE: Verizon to add a few items to iPhone: Rhapsody, Navigator

    As long as there is no requirement of the unwanted add ons, it would not be a deal breaker. As long as the system updates come from Apple, as opposed to Verizon it wouldnt a big deal. The only thing I would not want to see on an iphone is that horrible bing icon (well unless you could delete it when you activate the phone) :)
    Rick_K
  • No...

    You can choose those services, they won't come installed as crapware...

    You said it, yet you are also writing a viphone4 article LOL
    Frankly it?s amazing to me how many words were squeezed out of the Verizon iPhone review?it?s the same iPhone 4 reviewed a year ago. Talk about stretching the word counts. But I digress.
    Hasam1991
    • RE: Verizon to add a few items to iPhone: Rhapsody, Navigator

      @Hasam1991 Ha Ha Ha :-)
      non-biased
  • I hate the add ons

    Once an imposer, always an imposer....I hope that stuff can be uninstalled.
    Nsaf
    • It does not even come installed.

      @Nsaf

      No text
      Bruizer
  • Are getting or can get?

    There's a pretty big difference in that. And isn't Bing on iPhone already an option?
    matthew_maurice
    • RE: Verizon to add a few items to iPhone: Rhapsody, Navigator

      @matthew_maurice Bing is indeed an option on the iPhone - both as an app or as a choice of search engines within Safari.
      athynz
    • RE: Verizon to add a few items to iPhone: Rhapsody, Navigator

      @matthew_maurice Silly question. Who would want to use Bing(Because It?s No Good)?
      Rick_K
      • Who would want to use anything else?

        @Rick_K
        Why would someone who claims they are intelligent disprove that by using Google?
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  • Nice misleading headline

    offer would be more accurate than add.
    Monkeypox