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Old Jan 4, 2013, 09:53 AM   #26
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The branding is whatever. A lot of times you get a case. The thing I think most people overlook is bloat ware!! Just got my girlfriends dad an LG Intuition for a steal and in the applications thing it had almost 3 pages of crap that you can't remove. Of course the apps aren't actually installed but you can't remove the damn icons and it just adds so much clutter!
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:15 AM   #27
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OP does it really bother you that much? Enough to keep you from buying a device? Wow, I wish that insignificant little thing was what I had to worry about.
Sort of, yes. If I'm going to throw down money on anything, I get what I want, how I want it. And because I'm a ********** boss, I keep my **** handled enough to be concerned with such "insignificant" things. Get a sense of humor.

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i don't see the big deal about branding. Its on everything we own anyway.
Some people consider branding a status symbol. The North Face anyone?
Cant say id ever choose a phone because of branding. My Nike sneakers have 4 swoosh logos on each one. And I've never seen anyone rip the Mercedes Logo off their car. This thread is foolish, carry on.
While I understand your point, I feel it's a bit off. Most buy NF, Nike, Apple, whatever, for the logo as much as the product. Most quality merchandise actually uses the logo in an aesthetically pleasing way. But what we're discussing here is equivalent to my Northface/Nike having an additional vendor logo sewn on. Just imagine your brand new NF having a big walmart logo on the back.

Also, MANY people take the logos off their cars. It's called de-branding, and (imo) it gives an already nice car much more personality and "mystique."
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:19 AM   #28
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Now I do think the Verizon logo on the front is quite gay, especially since the rest of the phones on other carriers don't have it.
You think the Verizon logo is quite happy?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:22 AM   #29
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And I've never seen anyone rip the Mercedes Logo off their car.
Alot of people on MB forum remove their badges from thier Mercedes - its called debadging. I took mine off my Mercedes too.

But back to the topic...The OP there are others who hate the logos on the Verizon Note 2 thats why there are several auctions on ebay for a badgeless Note 2 back and even a sticker for the front menu button.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:29 AM   #30
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While I understand your point, I feel it's a bit off. Most buy NF, Nike, Apple, whatever, for the logo as much as the product. Most quality merchandise actually uses the logo in an aesthetically pleasing way. But what we're discussing here is equivalent to my Northface/Nike having an additional vendor logo sewn on. Just imagine your brand new NF having a big walmart logo on the back.

Also, MANY people take the logos off their cars. It's called de-branding, and (imo) it gives an already nice car much more personality and "mystique."
Yeah, the co-branding for the service provider is a little cheesy. Like having DirecTV actually on our Panasonic TV.

In the US since we tend not to move between carriers (and phones are generally locked into a specific carrier tech, like I can't take my AT&T phones over to Verizon), it's at least accurate.

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:31 AM   #31
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That's a VZW thing. Ridiculous how they branded the home button

That being said, the battery cover branding doesn't matter. You can go buy a regular back cover on Amazon for cheap.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:43 AM   #32
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It's always a sad situation when people feel they have to fix something they just bought brand new. But, some people think having to root a device, install decrapified ROMs, and buy non-branded battery covers makes them cool.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:47 AM   #33
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I can't stand the bloat ware or the logos where I can't cover them up. My iPhone has a case on it so outside the Verizon name on the carrier bar in the top left corner, there are no obvious signs of branding. That's the way I like it.

If Verizon painted a huge logo on the front of the iPhone like they did on the note2 in the OP, I'd probably have stayed with AT&T.

Sure, these are minor issues. But this whole forum deals with nothing but minor issues. It's time people like AF-whatever his username is stop acting surprised when people talk about them.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 12:35 PM   #34
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Yes, the logos are ugly, but that's hardly where the ugliness stops. Everything about the Galaxy Note, based on that screenshot, is tacky and ugly...including the ridiculous Android home screen. Is that what Android looks like by default?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 02:39 PM   #35
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Painting an unremovable carrier logo on a high end smartphone is so wrong. Why not just give people free cases with carrier logos? So that they can choose to use it or not. Agree with OP. Apple is holding the right line here.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 02:48 PM   #36
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Absolutely disgusting.
I bet Verizon doesn't think so. It's no big deal anyway, most people use cases.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 02:54 PM   #37
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i don't see the big deal about branding. Its on everything we own anyway.
Some people consider branding a status symbol. The North Face anyone?
Cant say id ever choose a phone because of branding. My Nike sneakers have 4 swoosh logos on each one. And I've never seen anyone rip the Mercedes Logo off their car. This thread is foolish, carry on.
Not the same thing. What if your Nike shoes had a logo etched onto them of the store you bought them from? Or the Mercedes having the dealership slapped onto the back.

These sorts of things annoy me. I have an iPhone, not a Rogers iPhone.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:31 PM   #38
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Not the same thing. What if your Nike shoes had a logo etched onto them of the store you bought them from? Or the Mercedes having the dealership slapped onto the back.

These sorts of things annoy me. I have an iPhone, not a Rogers iPhone.
Any time I buy a car, from our Kia to my a8, I make them remove the dealer "tag". I tell them I'll keep it on there and give them free advertising if they take $5k off the price. I've never been takin up on that offer. A bit of a different situation IMHO but I get what you're saying.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:46 PM   #39
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Not the same thing. What if your Nike shoes had a logo etched onto them of the store you bought them from? Or the Mercedes having the dealership slapped onto the back.

These sorts of things annoy me. I have an iPhone, not a Rogers iPhone.
Perfect example.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:04 PM   #40
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Sheesh-louis, having a little aesthetic sense around here will get u plummored.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:05 PM   #41
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That doesn't count as a feature...

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:49 PM   #42
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Nothing that a little meguiars plastx won't cure.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:09 PM   #43
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Nothing that a little meguiars plastx won't cure.
Do they make custom ROMs to?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:00 PM   #44
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Verizon branding SUCKS
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:55 PM   #45
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Not the same thing. What if your Nike shoes had a logo etched onto them of the store you bought them from? Or the Mercedes having the dealership slapped onto the back.

These sorts of things annoy me. I have an iPhone, not a Rogers iPhone.
Exactly. I don't think the OP was complaining about the Samsung logo, but rather the Verizon logo being plastered on both front (on the home button of all places) and back.

Had I gotten the Note 2, I would've put a sticker on the home button.
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If they did, it would just be rom # 1001 available to download.
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Sorry I should rephrase it. Carrier branding. I don't mind the manufactur branding it. Sorry for the snide post. It's just I hate it when people post in threads saying I must have a problem to raise it and yet people found it ok to post about my incentives to post the thread. Defeats the purpose? The carriers IMO are just dumb pipes and have no right to brand a phone that isn't part of the contract. The phone is there as a reason to have the contract.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:16 PM   #48
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flaunting that Apple logo is a HUGE deal
One of the guys at work has a case on his iPhone, and it has a circle cut out of the back for the sole purpose of exposing the Apple logo
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:22 PM   #49
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Verizon branding SUCKS
Right? The flip phone I had before iphone had like seven Verizon logos on it. Bonkers.
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The back I could live with. But the home button??
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