I not sure why Verizon feels the need to force anyone to update their phone. I'm tired of having to accept an update I do not want. So after 10 years with verizon, once my devices are paid off it's time to shop around!
Not a Verizon thing and you're not going to avoid these "forced" updates. Also why would you not want security updates? I guess you like your phone to be hacked and your bank accounts accessed and money stoelen.
We would never want to lose you as a customer MBADDNGTN. Just like other carriers mobile devices will get these updates. Updates are always meant to bring improvements as well as security to the device. We always urge that you complete the updates for the improvements. What model phone do you have? AlbertoR_VZW