Its now been 1 week since my last post, and since having the Verizon tech support perform a "Data Block" and "Block application download" on my account.
-The Daily Scoop messages have stopped reaching my display screen
-The *ANNOYING* Mobile Mail voice and screen message has stopped
-ICity app voice and screen message has stopped
HOWEVER, there is still "something" either inside my phone trying to "reach out", -OR- something outside my phone trying to "reach in". Every once in a while "something" will partially wake my phone from standby mode and illuminate the screen and hard buttons. It only remains lit for ~5 seconds so its enough to prematurely drain the battery, depending on the frequency of occurrence. When I return back to my phone and wake it to make a call it immediately brings up the "Browse and Download" screen... where YES the Daily Scoop app is STILL installed onto my phone.
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE !!!
VERIZON YOU NEED TO FIX THIS IMMEDIATELY. I have been a Verizon customer for a decade, since the days of GTE mobile-net. It is clear you as a corporation are NOT guiding your tech support teams to alleviate this issue. It is clear you as a corporation don't even care. I do not blame your tech support teams, they ahve been great and very patient. I BLAME VERIZON AS A COMPANY FOR THIS HARAASSMENT.
At this point I am not a happy Verizon customer. I will verbally, and on facebook + twitter deter EVERYONE I know from signing onto a contract with Verizon wireless for the duration of my 2 year contract, until you fix this.
And let me be clear on this... I LIKE THIS PHONE !! It is EXACTLY what I want, feature-wise, and it does get very good battery life... when its not illuminating the screen at random.