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Verizon Removing Its App Store from All Phones in January

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Nov 5, 2012, 1:54 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Verizon Wireless today indicated via its developer blog that it will shutter the Verizon Wireless App Store come January 2013. Verizon launched its branded app store in March 2010 as an alternative to other established app stores. According to Verizon, it will notify owners of Android and BlackBerry smartphones this month about the forthcoming closure of the app store. Almost immediately, Verizon's app store will cease offering apps that require monthly subscriptions or other regular license checks. This includes in-app content, as well. Verizon will automatically end all monthly subscriptions in December, and begin removing the Verizon App Store from devices entirely beginning in January. It expects the process to be complete by March 2013. Verizon believes that Android and BlackBerry smartphones are well served by alternative app stores, such as Google Play, Amazon App Store, and BlackBerry App World.

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Nov 6, 2012, 11:49 AM


This is the best cellphone news I've ever heard!!
I hate Verizon apps!! Now, give me the ability to remove the Verizon bloatware apps from my phone that are taking up MY space, and I will be very happy!

Nov 5, 2012, 2:17 PM


I am guessing the reason they are pulling the plug on their app store is because it is losing money. What other reason would there be for Verizon to pull their bloatware off of their devices.
Now where will we get original Verizon content? How will I know it's VZW approved? Can I trust an app if it's not preloaded on my phone ?

Nov 5, 2012, 10:46 PM

has anybody been able to charge google play to vz bill?

I get server error every time. Called Verizon their clueless.
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