1. firebat20's Avatar
    I just got a new bold on at&t. I upgraded to the newest OS .282.

    Everything is great until I turn on the radio and connect to at&t servers.

    Then it starts downloading all this crap. Stuff like ATT navigator and Yellowpages, Att Mall, etc...

    Is there any way to stop all the unless stuff for downloading? Or at least remove it after it has downloaded. Because if you check the menu there is no delete option.

    07-02-09 09:47 AM
  2. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Service book applications are typically income generating for the carrier, we can think of them as being commercials.

    There is no way to prevent them from being pushed. It is possible to delete them by removing the associated service books, but they will always come back again.

    The best way to manage them, create a new folder on the home page. Move the links to the new folder, then hide that folder. Gone, and they don't come back, because they are still there.

    Memory used is not a concern, they are tiny, just a simple link.
    07-02-09 10:48 AM
  3. billpear's Avatar
    I do as Reed suggests, although I went one step further and named my folder "Crap", it made me feel a little better
    07-02-09 12:43 PM
  4. alleycat0124's Avatar
    Small consolation I know but it's the same thing with VZW.
    Reed's suggestion is really the only option.
    07-02-09 01:23 PM
  5. sdmcwilliams's Avatar
    I just hide them and I never have to see them again. Done.
    07-02-09 01:24 PM
  6. Reed McLay's Avatar
    This is the best, and quite honestly ONLY solution. When we use AT&T's
    bandwith they can push whatever commercials they want to our phones. I
    can't count the number of these threads that come up in the Bold forum and
    most recently now in the 8900 forum since AT&T released it. Hopefully Reed
    won't mind if I use his quote above for future reference when the question
    comes up again.
    You are welcome to it, along with everything else contained on this forum.

    The comparison to a TV commercial struck me as appropirate.
    07-02-09 01:52 PM