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Verizon to Preload Lyft On Some Android Phones

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May 7, 2015, 1:08 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Verizon Wireless today announced plans to install Lyft's mobile application on an unknown selection of its future Android handsets. Lyft serves as an alternate to traditional taxi services and is meant to help people find rides quickly and cheaply. The move will benefit Lyft drivers most, who will qualify for a discount on their Verizon Wireless service if they sign up via Lyft's driver reward program. Verizon didn't say which handsets will be preloaded with Lyft, nor did it say if its own customers will be able to delete the app. Network operators often preload third-party applications and services on handsets, which is sometimes referred to as bloatware.


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May 7, 2015, 1:27 PM

More Verizon Bloatware

Big red wants everyone to believe there the best, but they don't operate competitively, charge you for a phone upgrade in your monthly payment whether you upgrade or not and fill your handset with crap you don't need now even out loud telling you phones re going to have it and were giving the other end of the app discounts…Man am i left them.
Charge you for a phone upgrade whether you upgrade or not? Verizon actually gives you an out of contract discount if you choose not to upgrade. Might want to check that fact. Also EVERY carrier has bloatware on their phones. With my new s6 edge I can ...
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