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Verizon Censors Internet
MezcalMike
Member

I just bought a couple of Fascinates and the first thing I want to install is Google Earth - my favorite program.  The page is http://m.google.com/earth and it is blocked by Verizon.   They also have blocked the Android Market and only provide a version on the phone that effectively censors your ability to get many useful, if not necessary, free apps.  Good luck with that.  I'm returning these phones tomorrow.

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roachman55
Member

Would that be the same on all Verizons phones or just some like the Fasinate? That is crap because I love Google Earth too and would have downloaded it.

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RickBNA
Member

Thats ABSOLUTE **bleep**!!!!

 

I have G-Earth on my Fascinate and it works fine. Quit trying to download it from the web and locate it in A-Market and install it.

 

And then APOLOGIZE for saying something as ridiculous as "Verizon censors the internet"

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PJNC284
Sr. Member

yeah Verizon isn't controlling the apps in the market.  There's apparently a random glitch that causes google earth to not appear sometimes though. And you can always side load the app by looking for it online. Google is your friend. 

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roachman55
Member

Good come back RickBNA and thanks for letting me know what to do.

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RickBNA
Member

No prob man

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SFObrien
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No problems here with Google Earth from this rookie and the Fascinate.  Just upgraded from Blackberry, hello everybody.

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crimedoggies
Sr. Member
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MezcalMike wrote:

I just bought a couple of Fascinates and the first thing I want to install is Google Earth - my favorite program.  The page is http://m.google.com/earth and it is blocked by Verizon.   They also have blocked the Android Market and only provide a version on the phone that effectively censors your ability to get many useful, if not necessary, free apps.  Good luck with that.  I'm returning these phones tomorrow.


Google blocks download of third party apps outside the marketplace by default (including their own)  You can change this block by going to settings and changing your download security.  For what it is worth, google earth is available in the marketplace and works just fine on the Fascinate.   Your post is way off base.  {please keep your posts courteous}

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ARossetter
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Crimedoggies, the link the OP posted tracks back to the marketplace link for Google Earth. While I believe he was indeed spouting off without all of the necessary information, it's odd that he couldn't access Google Earth from the market.

 

Possibly related, I cannot download Google Earth either. However, I am running DJ05 software build, not DI01, so I just assumed that was the culprit.

 

 

- Andy

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ARossetter
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