And AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, Boost Mobile, US Cellular and other carriers have applications installed on their phones that can't be removed.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
How true. The only way you can get out of getting bloatware is by getting a "dumb" phone like a clam shell. Oooops! They too have some bloatware like games, calendar, etc. Sorry, bloatware is everywhere.